Wednesday, 17 October 2012

The Big Wheel in Torquay

The big wheel in Torquay has been here throughout the summer and has been all over the country. Its already ready 10 years old and the last place its been was in London by the Olympic stadium.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Schools In Torbay

Non-selective secondary schools

  • Brixham College


  • Community and Sports College

  • St. Cuthbert Mayne Joint Catholic and Church of England School

  • Torquay Academy

  • Westlands School


  • Grammar schools
    • Churston Ferrers Grammar School
    • Torquay Boys' Grammar School
    • Torquay Grammar School for Girls
    Primary schools
    • All Saints Babbacombe Church of England Primary School
    • Barton Primary School Nursery and Speech and Language Unit
    • Brixham Church of England Primary School & Neighbourhood Nursery
    • Cockington Community Primary School & Children's Centre
    • Collaton St Mary Church of England Primary School
    • Curledge Street Primary School
    • Eden Park Primary School
    • Ellacombe School
    • Furzeham Primary and Nursery School
    • Galmpton Church of England Primary School
    • Hayes School
    • Homelands Primary School
    • <!-Ilsham Church of England Primary
    • Kings Ash Primary School
    • Oldway Primary School
    • Preston Primary School
    • Priory Roman Catholic Primary School
    • Queensway Catholic Primary School
    • Roselands Primary School
    • Sacred Heart Catholic Primary and Nursery School
    • Sherwell Valley Primary School
    • Shiphay School & Orchard Nursery
    • St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Primary School
    • St Margarets Academy
    • St Marychurch Church of England Aided Primary and Nursery
    • SchoolTorre Church of England Primary
    • Upton St James Church of England Primary School
    • Warberry Church of England Foundation Primary School
    • Watcombe Primary School
    • White Rock Primary School
    Special schools
    • Clennon Valley
    • Combe Pafford
    • Mayfield School
    • Torbay Pupil Referral Unit
    • Torbay School
    • Waterside Education Centre
    • Winnicott Centre

    Paignton Communty and Sports Academy


    Paignton Community and Sports Academy is a secondary school and specialist Sports School in South Devon, England.                

    The School has over 1926 pupils on roll, including 285 Sixth Form students, the majority coming from the Paignton area.

    The School welcomed its first comprehensive intake into Year 7 in 1992 and first Sixth Form students in September 1995.  

    Paignton Community and Sports Academy has been a designated specialist Sports School since September 2002. Through achieving Specialist School Status the School has received extra funding.      

    As Paignton Community Academy was bidding to become a Sports College, it was also invited to put in a bid for the School Sports Co-ordinator Project (SSCO) on behalf of Torbay. This bid was successful and the Partnership Development Manager works with the College and involves all primary, special and secondary schools in the Bay. 

    In conjunction with Torbay Council using much of the work undertaken for the Sports College bid, an application was made to NOF (New Opportunities Fund) for additional sporting facilities. 

    This bid was also successful and the College was only one of four schools to be successful in securing funding at that time. This has resulted in a much needed Sports Hall and Fitness Suite being built on the Borough Road site.         

    Torbays Beaches!

    Torquay Beaches

    • Ansteys Cove
    • Babbacombe Beach
    • Beacon Cove
    • Corbyn Head
    • Hollicombe Beach
    • Institute Beach
    • Livermead Sands
    • Maidencombe Beach
    • Meadfoot Beach
    • Oddicombe Beach
    • Peaked Tor Cove
    • Torre Abbey Sands
    • Watcombe Beach

    Paignton Beaches

    • Broadsands Beach
    • Elberry Cove
    • Fairy Cove
    • Goodrington Sands
    • Oyster Cove
    • Paignton Sands
    • Preston Sands
    • Saltern Cove

    Brixham Beaches

    • Breakwater Beach
    • Churston Cove
    • Fishcombe Cove
    • Shoalstone Beach & Shoalstone Pool
    • St Marys Bay

    English Riviera


    Torbay is in Devon, England, administered as a unitary authority by Torbay Borough Council. The towns are Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, which together occupy an east-facing natural harbour by the English Channel. Torbay is roughly in the middle of cities Exeter and Plymouth. A popular tourist destination with a tight connurbation of resort towns, Torbay's sandy beaches, mild climate and recreational and leisure attractions have given rise to the nickname of the English Riviera.