Torbay Campus


Mr. Spence is an international educator with more than 20 years of teaching experience, much of it in working in independent schools in South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia. He has a qualification in International Leadership and Management and believes strongly that quality teaching and an enriching learning environment are essential for young people to achieve their maximum potential.

 “Torbay is famous for its sandy beaches and vibrant student life, but here we also have the ability to get students into top UK universities thanks to our academic experience and highly qualified teaching staff.”

Trevor Spence, Headmaster

EF Academy Torbay

EF Academy Torbay

The EF Academy Torbay campus is situated in a modern-day castle on a hill overlooking the city. In 2012, the campus underwent a multi-million dollar renovation that opened a new state-of the- art classroom building with spacious multimedia classrooms, technology centers, interactive science laboratories, art and music studios, and student lounge and study centers.

A community rich in history
Torbay is located in the idyllic south west county of Devon. It has been a favourite English destination since the late 18th century. Consisting of the beach-front towns of Paignton, Torquay and Brixham, Torbay forms “The English Riviera” with over 22 kilometres of golden sand beaches. The area is blessed by a warm climate and the most sunshine in England. Studying at EF Academy Torbay, you have it all: beautiful weather and surroundings, fantastic school amenities, and a safe, clean and peaceful environment. 

Proven results
EF Academy Torbay students have a successful track record of performing well on exams and gaining admission to top universities. The individual attention they receive from teachers has helped them achieve a 94% pass rate on A-level exams. Torbay students have gone on to study at Cambridge, the London School of Economics, Imperial College London and elsewhere.

An ideal setting
Our popular Torbay school attracts students from all over the world, creating a truly international environment. Spacious and light classrooms, modern multimedia and science labs, a quiet study lounge and library nearby provide students with a comfortable and well equipped learning space.  In addition to EF Academy Torbay’s world-class facilities, students have access to numerous other local amenities, including dance halls, athletic fields, and fitness centers.

EF House, Castle Road Torbay
Devon TQ1 3BG, UK

• Multimedia classroom equipment
• WiFi internet access
• Fully equipped science laboratory
• Hi-tech computer suites
• Library with print and digital collections
• Sports facilities 5 minutes away
• Sailing and surfing opportunities
• National Science Park and Aquarium in the area 

• Host family


EF Academy Torbay is an IB World School, authorised to offer the IB Diploma Programme. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit EF Academy in Torbay is accredited by the British Accreditation Council. EF Academy is a registered independent school and inspected by OFSTED. Our latest inspection report can be viewed here.

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