30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
T: 01803 653756

Sixth Form Absence: 01803 653 761

South West Secondary
School of the Year 2019

30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
T: 01803 653756
Sixth Form Absence Line: 01803 653 761

South West Secondary School of the Year 2019

Geography Fieldworkers brave the elements...

Y12 Geographers are in Pembrokeshire learning skills for their coursework. It was a bit blowy on the beach but they did excellent beach profiles. Mrs Grigg, Head of Geography, said "They are a fantastic bunch of girls who are enthusiastic and full of cheer even when the weather has let us down!". Good work everyone!

750 Years of Service

Yesterday we celebrated the contribution of our longstanding staff in a Significant Service afternoon. Staff who had served the school for fifteen years or more were treated to a range of performances by the students: a haunting version of the school song by the Close Harmony choir, four songs from the recent sell out school musical 'We Will Rock You', and a public speaking performance on homelessness by a Year 11 student.

This was followed by a ceremony in which the staff's contribution and longevity were celebrated. Forty-eight staff have served the school for more than fifteen years with the longest serving member of staff being Julia Neal, a former History teacher of 38 years.

They were each given a celebratory mug and then Ms Neal opened  the curtain on a new display cabinet in the Archive Corridor celebrating their significant service. This was followed by afternoon tea and a lot of catching up.

The combined service of the staff in the group photo is 750 years!

Beal take the lead in the House Boards Award

The interim scores are in for the House Boards Award.

There are 1000 house points available this year, 500 now, and 500 more on the 12th July when the maintenance of the board will be judged.

The boards were judged on the 11th January by 5 Governors, who awarded marks based on design, content and execution of the board and the cabinet.

Beal came 1st and were awarded 500 House Points

Wilkinson 2nd      400 House Points

Jackson 3rd          300 House Points

Robertson 4th     200 House Points

Cross 5th               100 House Points

Operating Theatre Live comes to TGGS

Torquay Girls’ Grammar school has been selected as one of the first venues in the UK to host the award-winning Operating Theatre Live National Tour. This unique and exciting opportunity is suitable for students (14 years or over) who are considering any health related career or are interested in the science of the human body. 


Operating Theatre Live Tour are the UK’s only touring surgical experience offering academically rigorous educational experience matched to exam specifications. Their events secure and challenge students to explore careers in medicine and healthcare in a mission to raise engagement in STEM subjects.

This incredible, immersive operating theatre experience will give participants the opportunity to dissect real specimens led by human anatomist Samuel Piri and his team of clinicians. Sponsored by the Royal Society of Medicine, Operating Theatre Live are the UK’s only approved license holders to use all class animal by-products for educational purposes and they are bringing their tour to us here at Torquay Girls’ Grammar school on 4th May 2019 from 9am to 3pm for the main event with an optional workshop for an insight into Emergency Medicine from 4pm to 6pm. Please see below for prices:


 Future Medic Ticket £69.00 (9.00am – 3.00pm) Includes scrub hire, stethoscope hire, full PPE, 7 workshops and lunch

Future Surgeon £139.00 (9.00am – 6.00pm) Includes scrub hire, stethoscope hire, full PPE, 8 workshops, lunch and hot evening meal


 During this unique opportunity, your child will be taking on the role of a trauma doctor bringing the systems of the human body alive through dissections.

As quoted by Samuel Piri himself:

"I personally write the academic content and produce all of the activities myself. My team and I guarantee you a breath-taking, unforgettable trip through the human body like never before. Each student will leave stretched and challenged having made measurable progress against the GCSE and A Level science specification.
Samuel Piri (Anatomist, Teacher and Programme Director)

Please book up as soon as possible as there are a very limited number of tickets for this exclusive event – and it is going to be opened to all schools within a 20 mile radius of the school, so demand will be exceptional.

 For more information regarding the tour and to book your place, please click on the link below.


TGGS Sixth Form ranks in Top 5%

We've recieved our "Alps" data and we are very pleased to announce that we are now in the TOP 5% of schools nationally for A-Level progress (compared to the A Level outcomes of 2,817 schools and colleges in the UK). 

Well done to all our students, and a huge thank you to our teachers and support staff for their hard work in helping make these results possible.


EVERY DAY IS OPEN DAY...Call us on 01803 653756 to arrange a tour or email us:

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