Torquay Girls' Grammar School A GSG School
- Torquay Girls' Grammar School
30 Shiphay Lane
- Head: Dr Nicholas Smith
- T 01803 613215
- F 01803 616724
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.tggs.torbay.sch.uk
- A mainstream state school for girls aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Torbay
- Pupils: 944
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Open days: Y7 September, 6th Form November
- 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 14th September 2011
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 19th September 2008
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
‘Definitely one to watch’ was a key phrase in our previous report. We also proffered the thought that it was time for the school to claim a ‘bigger share of the limelight’. Sharp eyes would now readily attest that TGGS has indeed moved directly into the bright glare of the academic elite of the South West. Not surprisingly in this jaunty institution, nobody within the school seems to bemoan their dreary abode. In fact...
What the school says...
Torquay Girls' Grammar School is a high performing and improving selective girls' school that values both academic and personal growth. Our recent Ofsted inspection rated the school outstanding in all 22 key judgements. Our ethos is around developing our 16 learning skills we feel are essential for success in any walk of life. We benefit from close collaboration with the Torquay Boys Grammar school over the road and together with 6 other South coast Grammar schools form the South West Academic Trust in association with Exeter University. We share exertise amongst staff and are committed to the education of bright students. We both care for our girls and challenge them. Our results have risen considerably over the past 4 years placing us amongst the top schools nationally.
Converted to an academy 2011. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Dr Nick Smith MB BS PGCE NPQH, a pragmatic, determined man in his late 40s, has been in the hot seat at TGGS since 2007. A qualified scientist who practised medicine for a couple of years - and yes, he did work at London Zoo looking after the penguins - he has brought the clear thinking of a trained empiricist to his task at TGGS.
Dapper, self-effacing and charming, he has brought vision and vigour to an old-fashioned grammar school. ‘He knows what he wants and is relentless in achieving it’ was typical of the comments we heard from parents. But we got the distinct impression within the school that the culture was not just geared towards better and better results. ‘Caring for others’ and ‘working in a happy and caring...
Special Education Needs
We have a newly appointed SENCO with a full time Teaching assistant; this may expand soon. We have a learning clinic and a Student support room. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|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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