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Our School Values




Open Minds


A welcome from

The Headteacher

Thank you for your interest in joining us here at Torquay Girls’ Grammar School.

We have been educating bright students from Devon for over one hundred years now. The outcomes for young people who come here are excellent; our academic results place us as one of the top schools nationally for both attainment and progress. Ofsted rate us as outstanding in all categories and our students go on to top universities, apprenticeships and employment opportunities.

However, these facts do not convey the real essence of our school, which is more about a way of thinking. It is about helping our pupils to believe they can achieve anything.

Ms Sarah Forster

Live and Learn

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum intent is to realise our vision to equip students for a future in which they have the academic qualifications, character skills and high self-esteem to make decisions that lead to long, happy and content lives.

As an Academy, we focus on the individual student. We want them to achieve the best possible academic outcomes, but in preparing them for their next steps we know that is not enough; they need to develop their character skills and be able to articulate them as they progress through their career.


Miss Hudson's input has been absolutely fundamental in my daughter's growing confidence and improving scores. She absolutely loves their time together and is constantly reiterating what Miss Hudson has said. I've seen a huge improvement in her confidence, attitude, commitment and organisation since she's starting seeing Miss Hudson and I'm sure that she would be the first to say that Miss Hudson has really changed her school life. Thank you Miss Hudson and everyone else who is working hard to ensure she gets the best grades she can - we really appreciate it. March 2023

Thank You

Your House Points for my daughter just pinged through on my phone, and I wanted to thank you! Thank you for being so encouraging and positive with the girls – I know my daughter really appreciates all you do, especially at this rather stressful time of their schooling. March 2023

House Points!

Dear Mrs Bumby. I just wanted to pass on my thanks for your patience, understanding and support with my daughter. We really appreciate it. December 2022

Thank you for your Patience

Dear Mr Neighbour, I have just been hearing from my daughter about how fantastic the Geology day was today. I just wanted to personally thank you for organising and running it; she thoroughly enjoyed herself (as did her friend who also attended). Great experiments, interesting facts and totally engaged. Once again, thank you for running this and have a wonderful summer. Mr M - June 2024

Geology Day Thank You

Good morning, I wanted to pass on my heartfelt thanks for the wonderful card we received from Mrs Beal at the end of last week. She sent us a lovely hand written card congratulating our daughter for her entry into the creative writing competition recently. We were all impressed and encouraged by the recognition for her efforts and the boost this simple card has given to her confidence. Something the school does extremely well. Thank you so much Mrs Beal for seeing the importance of celebrating all the students. Kind regards. Mrs M - June 2024

Heartfelt Thanks

Dear Mrs Saunders Just a quick note to say a huge thank you to you and your colleagues for looking after the girls so well on Battlefields and making it such a memorable trip Before she went, our daughter was simply excited about going away with her friends abroad for a few days and i honestly don't think she had any idea of the impact the trip would have. She couldn't stop talking about it all and how it brought what happened in WW1 to life. It was great to hear her talking so passionately and with heart. Definitely a trip she will always remember. Thanks again for a wonderful trip and memories made for our daughter. With best wishes, Mrs H

HUGE Thank You!

I just wanted to say thank you for your help this morning when my daughter from Brixham CofE had a wobble coming in for her transition day. She was nervous but okay until a group of confident girls arrived and then I could see her worrying and getting upset. You were so kind walking her in and I just wanted to say that I felt reassured that she would be okay today and have a good day! Ms D July 2024

Year 6 Transition Day

Amazing! Thank you to all the brilliant staff guiding and supporting my daughter. She is clearly excelling at TGGS, and not only academically. Thank you so much. Mr D July 2024

Parents' response on receiving Grade Sheet

THANK YOU for a wonderful transition day. My daughter cannot wait to get there in September and for that we are grateful. Have a great summer, Ms D July 2024

My daughter cannot wait to start in September!

The 6th Form @TGGS will be mixed entry from September 2025!