Explore Colours Academy

Independent School for children aged 11- 18


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1st March 2021

School to reopen for all children on 8th March 2021

Please downlaod out info pack and Risk Assessment for our up to date Covid-19 Policies. 

Home Educators

Click on the tabs at the top of this page to find out about our provision for Home Educated children.  Age 7-11 Flowers Club and age 11-16 Colours Outreach!

A Massive Congratulations to our GCSE candidates this year- all passing with fantastic outcomes, achieving a pass rate of 77% of grades being A*-C/ 9-1! (2019)


We are a small independent school situated just outside Ivybridge. We are a multi-curriculum led  school aimed at senior children to provide unique versatile learning, from ages eleven to eighteen. This is a great opportunity to allow children to flourish in a comfortable learning environment, where their best interests are at heart. We intentionally keep our school small so that every student receives one to one help and guidance throughout their studies, with guidance from our specialist teachers who encourage all pupils to thrive in our wide curriculum of opportunities.

Everyone is welcome at Colours Academy, we are a non-selective independent school and find potential and versatility in every child's learning style. GCSE timetables are tailored to the subject choices of the students. Learning is non-pressured and focused directly on encouraging curiosity, confidence, creativity and positive drive towards aspirations.

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The academic program at Colours Academy places an emphasis on every aspect of our student’s growth and development. We take advantage of the natural curiosity students possess by having our teachers present new information in creative ways and teach through exploratory experiences.


Our curriculum includes great subjects and with small class sizes, exceptional qualified teachers, Colours Academy offers an intimate and inclusive educational environment, while also ensuring each student receives the individualised attention and support they need.


Click below to download GCSE external candidate application. Please get in contact with a member or our team to confirm what GCSEs you are taking and the board you have been studying with before completing this form.



From September 2020 we will have 4 separate timetables. One for Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and a joint Year 10 and 11 class. Each Year will be allocated a form tutor and room. Download the timetable to find out more. 

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“Colours Academy Aims to provide unique, alternative education, held in a comfortable, nurturing environment where teaching is set at an excellent standard to encourage and encapsulate the toolkit for further education and life. We provide a framework of flexible and engaging creative and practical based learning, in which we can break boundaries and set sail in meeting every child’s additional learning needs. We hope to make every individual child the centre point of our school, as well as their interests and aspirations, to positively alter their perspective of learning and build a holistic setting where they shall thrive”


-Victoria Poole-Birrell (Headteacher)