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South West Secondary
School of the Year 2019

30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
E:   T: 01803 613215
Y7-11 Absence Line: 01803 653 750

South West Secondary School of the Year 2019

TGGS Student Notices

Year 7 Exams - 2019 (select your Form): 

7B  |  7C  |  7J  |  7R  |  7W




Examinations Guide 2019



Thursday 23rd May 


All Year 7 – 11 Students


There is absolutely No Eating or Drinking in the Study Centre! 


Dear students,

In the past, for at least 10 years, the majority of the school’s fund-raising has gone to Imprezza school in Kenya, a cause we all feel strongly about and have been proud to be a part of. Last year, in total we sent about £16,000.00 there – an incredible achievement. 

We want to review this approach because although many of us love the cause, it is a lot of money over many years going to one place, and there are many who feel strongly about other issues. For example, only this week students have approached me about an epilepsy charity and a climate one. 

So, what is going to happen: -

1.       On Thursday 6th June, you are invited to pitch on behalf of a charity to a committee made up of Head-Girls from Upper and Lower school/members of the key Stage 4 committee/ 3 staff. You would be expected to give us details about the charity – why you think it will appeal to the wider school community and why you think the school should support it. 

2.       The pitch cannot be more than 7 minutes long, and power-point facilities will be available if you need it. Otherwise it is up to you to make your pitches interesting and persuasive. No pitching team can be made up of more than 3 people. 

3.       Should staff/governors want to pitch, they too are welcome to do so, but this opportunity is limited to present staff, governors, teachers or students.

4.       After the pitches, a short-list will be drawn up and then the best pitches will be shown to year 7-10 (and interested Yr 12 students) in an assembly who will then vote. A proportion of money will also be given to the 2nd and 3rd charity cause. 

If you are interested in pitching on behalf of a charity, then you need to have e-mailed Mr. Gregory by 2.00 on Friday 24th May – no late entries will be accepted. In this e-mail you need to include very brief details of your cause and its name, and the names of your speakers. 

If you want to discuss any aspect of this, then please see me during registration any morning – please do not e-mail.  

Thank you, Mr. Gregory


Uniform Working Party – Years 7-10

Further to the Lower School Council meeting of last term, there will be a meeting to review the uniform policy for school shoes at 1pm on Thursday 23rd May in the Lecture Theatre.


Congratulations to our athletics teams who recently took part in track matches against St Cuthbert Mayne, and Newton Abbot College.

All year groups entered an A and B team and the year 7 and 8 teams won convincingly. Whilst the year 9 A team came 2nd and the year 9 team won. With the year 10's the A team came 1st and the B team came 2nd. Some excellent scores were achieved - very well done.


Do you live in or around Bovey Tracey?  If so, please read on……

Bovey Parish are asking for your help in completing a questionnaire about living in the area.  They are keen to hear from young people in the area.  They have been consulting the community over the past year, asking what they want for the future of Bovey Parish.  The thoughts of young people living in the area is important to them and your feedback could help shape the future.

Please contact Mrs Rumbelow, in her office, to pick up a questionnaire (only 7 short questions).


Year 7


Please remember to tell your parents that you will need a packed lunch for the first day of the residential on both trips. Aside from this, all the other food is included.

If you are not going on the residential and need a copy of 7J's timetable, please make sure you collect this before the end of the week from Miss Elliott. Miss Elliott will leave any spares at reception if you get stuck.


Year 7 History film club will be on today in the Old Hall at lunch. We will be watching Forest Gump. Hope to see you there!


7B Food Technology students: Well done on your practical work yesterday; I hope your families enjoyed the fruits of your labours!


Year 10


10 EN4 English with JNaidoo in period 2 in IT4  today


Year 10 PSME Friday Period 4:  All groups need to meet in the sports hall. Please bring your trainers.


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