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Primary School

History of the School

Preston Primary School was built in 1974 and occupies an elevated site between Torquay and Paignton within the delightful coastal setting of Torbay.

Over the years, the original building has been greatly improved and extended upon. Most recently, in 2012, we saw the opening of our brand new purpose-built six classroom block ‘Wood View’ which accommodates all our Key Stage Two children. Today, all the classrooms offer fantastic accommodation which supports our children in their learning and helps to maximise their full potential.

Within its grounds, as well as two playgrounds and a field, the school also enjoys the benefit of an outside heated swimming pool and a well utilised woodland camp and environmental area.

I believe that a significant date in the history of this school was 1st October 2014. We became part of Coast Academies. All my experience leading four primary schools tells me that when schools work together, take risks together, learn from each other and share, then the children are the ones who benefit in so many ways.

Mr Scott Ord

Preston Primary School Academy
Old Paignton Road

01803 607075