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Torquay Grammar School for Girls
30 Shiphay Lane, TQ2 7DY, UK Torquay
+44 (0)1803 613215


Our Humanities Specialist Status has enabled us to provide better facilities and experiences to all our students and to strengthen our work with the local and wider communities. A strong pastoral system promotes personal and social responsibility and a wide range of extra-curricular activities allows each girl to develop her personal talents and aspirations to the full.

The school stands on the northern edge of Torquay in its own extensive and attractive grounds. Recent additions to the original buildings are a full-size Astro-turf, new netball and tennis courts, a new dining hall and kitchens, a fully equipped Learning Resources Centre and state-of-the-art language and history suites.


The values of our school are reflected in its aims:

  • to be a school where girls are able to excel in academic, creative, athletic and expressive disciplines according to their individual abilities and aspirations
  • to be a school committed to extending the understanding of learning and where initiative and enterprise are encouraged
  • to be a school where courtesy, concern for others and commitment to the local, national and international community are recognised as characteristic of all students and staff
  • to be a school where learning to understand our world is a focus for all the girls


On joining the school each girl is assigned to a form within her year group which corresponds to one of the four Houses named after previous Headteachers: Beal, Jackson, Robertson and Wilkinson. The division into forms takes account of previous schools and friendships, sisters in the school and parental preference. The girls remain in these form groups for some lessons in Years 7-9 but may be arranged differently for some subjects.


Torquay Girls' Grammar School provides all students with a broad, balanced curriculum taught by well-qualified staff who are specialists in their individual subjects. Teaching styles are designed to enhance the learning experience. Factual knowledge must be supported by reasoning and understanding so that the girls can adapt readily to the demands of the rapidly changing world.

In Years 7-9, Key Stage 3, students study Art, English, French, German, Geography, History, Information Technology, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science and Technology.

In Years 10 – 11, Key Stage 4, all girls continue to study English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Double Award Science, at least one Modern Foreign Language, one Humanity and Physical Education. At this stage English, French, Mathematics and Science are taught in sets or in teaching groups according to their other option choices. In addition four options are selected from Art, Business Studies, Dance, Drama, French, Geography, German, History, Latin, Religious Education, Music, Physical Education and Technology.

At the time when these choices are made, parents' meetings are held at which all the appropriate subject teachers and specialist careers staff are available.


The Sixth Form at Torquay Girls' Grammar School is a vital component of the school community. We are proud of the girls in our Sixth Form and we are especially pleased to welcome girls from other local schools as well as from elsewhere in Europe. The Sixth Form enjoys many links with the Boys’ Grammar school, including shared social areas and activities. Some subjects are taught jointly at AS and A2 levels. The Sixth Form has its own base in the Manor and the girls enjoy many privileges. They have their own dress code which has been chosen by the Sixth Formers, and they are able to leave the school site during the lunch-break and at other agreed times.


  • Regenerate
  • Dartmoor Society
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Traidcraft
  • Football Club
  • Archaeology Club
  • Maths Clinic
  • Maths Challenge
  • Music

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