Torquay Boys' Grammar School A GSG School
- Torquay Boys' Grammar School
Shiphay Manor Drive
- Head: Mr Peter Lawrence
- T 01803 615501
- F 01803 614613
- E email@example.com
- W www.tbgs.co.uk
- A mainstream state school for boys aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Torbay
- Pupils: 1,117
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Open days: July and September.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
- 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
- 1 Full inspection 7th June 2007
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
The orienteering club recently won the national championship, so they’re now off to Turkey to compete in the World Schools competition. Astronomy club is lucky enough to have a refurbished observatory with a brand new Celestron C1400 telescope on site. The school's patron was famous astronomer, Sir Patrick Moore, and is now Chris Lintott, Sky at Night presenter, a past pupil.
What the school says...
Entrance examination consists of: Maths, English & Verbal Reasoning Tests.
As of September 2012 the school became a multi-academy Trust incorporating Torquay Academy, a neighbouring non-selective school.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Girls taking Chemistry at an English Grammar School (IBO Higher level component)
- Best performance by Girls taking History at an English Grammar School (IBO Higher level component)
International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.
State grammar school
What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2014, Peter Lawrence BSc. In his 40s, originally from the Midlands, he studied maths at Exeter University and taught at TBGS for five years in early part of his career. Left to become a head of department and taught in three comprehensives in Devon before moving to teach in Jersey. Returned to TBGS in 2001, taking roles as head of house, assistant head and then pastoral deputy head.
Now firmly settled in south west (Exeter Chiefs Season ticket holder), with his wife (she teaches maths at TBGS), he is the sixth head, and modestly proud. He says, ‘it’s a privilege’, something he’s reminded of every morning as he drives into school. His predecessors had long careers. Pete is definitely in for the long haul, but laughed at the thought...
Special Education Needs
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
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The data is based on actual admissions from the schools years September 2012 – August 2015 inclusive. Data from the school year September 2015 – August 2016 will be available in 2017.