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EF Academy Torbay

EF Academy Torbay

Castle Road, Torquay, TQ1 3BG, UK

+41 (0) 43 430 4095



EF Academy Torbay
School type Coeducational Boarding
Status Private
Head of School Mr. Mark Howe
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 14-19
Number of pupils 300
IB Diploma/A-Levels £26,250
IGCSE £26,250
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Mr. Andrew Thain
Associations IB

EF Academy International Boarding Schools opens a world of opportunities for high school students by providing them with a superior secondary school education, thorough university preparation and access to a future that knows no borders. We believe in every student’s ability to succeed and we empower them to do so through our renowned curricula, as well as quality relationships with teachers and mentors. With a student body made up of 75 nationalities, multilingualism and intercultural exchange are built into every course and our students live the IB ethos every single day.

The School

Our IB World School in Torbay is situated in a modern-day castle on a hill overlooking the sea and Torquay, a quiet town on England’s sunny south coast. The community, made up of students, school staff and locals help students feel comfortable in this encouraging, international learning environment. Students can live in off-campus residences with their classmates and house parents, or they can stay with a local host family where they benefit from full immersion into English culture and language.


At EF Academy Torbay, students follow the IGCSE program in their first two years of secondary school and then continue on to the IB Diploma Programme. Each student is assigned a personal tutor whose role is to monitor their academic progress and general welfare by supporting them in everything from managing homework and selecting the right courses, to helping them overcome homesickness or culture shock.

University Placements

EF Academy Torbay students have been accepted to universities such as Durham, Warwick and Exeter. They have also gone on to study Business at the University of Bath, ranked number one for business in the UK, and Accounting and Finance at the University of Leeds, also ranked number one for that subject in the UK. Our dedicated university advisor works together with our students to help them explore program and career options, research universities in the UK, US and their home country, and prepare for entrance exams and interviews.

Student Life

Students at EF Academy Torbay have access to a wide range of co-curricular activities. From subject-specific academic groups and competitions to sports and arts, there is an option for every student. On weekends, students often enjoy exploring nearby Babbacombe Beach, sailing in the harbor or going horseback riding.