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The future we create every day

A happy, loving and nurturing environment

A caring and inspirational curriculum


We are delighted to welcome you to St Michael’s Church of England Academy, a brand new Church of England school and nursery in the heart of Paignton. 

St Michael’s is a member of the Learning Academy Partnership, a highly successful Multi-Academy Trust, with exceptional schools providing an excellent education with high academic outcomes for all children.  The Trust is one of the top-performing in the country and St Michael’s will provide the same exceptional curriculum that is recognised across all our Trust schools.

St Michael’s is currently being redeveloped in Fisher Street, Paignton, and opened its doors to nursery and reception children only in September 2021, and will increase by one Year Group, year-on-year, until we have classes in every Year Group, from nursery through to Year 6.  Our founding children will have the unique opportunity to be the first cohort to start their outstanding education in our Reception year.

Tracey Cleverly
Trust Lead, Learning Academy Partnership


"My child has settled in really well and loves their new school, everyone is so welcoming and friendly." PARENT

"I love playing with my new friends in our new school." PUPIL

"It is wonderful to see our Nursery & Reception children exploring the continuous provision and becoming more confident in just a few days." STAFF

Join Us

We opened in September 2021 with nursery and reception children as a one form entry primary school, growing by year group annually until Year 6.  You can apply for Reception places for your child for September 2022 from 1st November 2021.


About Us

Our new school is part of a successful family of aspirational schools and we have created an environment where children can feel happy and confident.


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Latest News

Starting Reception

STARTING SCHOOL:  LEARNING IN RECEPTION    Your child will be entering the Reception Class, the first class in…

May 2022

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Trust Lead January Newsletter

You can read our Trust Lead’s January Newsletter here Trust Newsletter – January 2022

September 2021

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Welcome to our first cohort of pupils

St Michael’s Church of England Academy, a brand-new primary academy in Paignton which is part of the…

September 2021

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We are hiring

We are looking for a highly organised, enthusiastic and inspirational Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) with Early…

July 2021

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