New Church of England Academy for Paignton

Our brand new ‘Free School’ is opening in Paignton at the site which was left derelict since the Element School (former Tower House site) closed in December 2017.

As part of the Trust we are thrilled to be able to advise all local parents that we have now  received a provisional opening date for our brand new Church of England Academy and Nursery. Our new academy will be called ‘St Michael’s Church of England Academy. The site will undergo a multi million pound refurbishment and will open its doors to nursery and reception children in September 2020.

Mrs Atkinson, Chief Executive of our Trust has said ‘ I am delighted that we are going to have the opportunity to work with the community in Paignton to offer an exceptional education rooted in Church of England values. St Michael’s Church of England Academy will be part of the Learning Academy Partnership family of academies, benefiting from the resources and staff expertise from across the Trust and with the same high expectations that delivers excellent educational outcomes for all our children.’

If anyone would like more details or is aware of any family who may wish to make an ‘Expression of Interest’ for a Reception place for September 2020 for this new academy please contact our Admissions Officer – email address

The official application round will open in the Autumn 2019.

New Church of England Academy for Paignton