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Torquay Girls Grammar School

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About the School

Torquay Girls’ Grammar School has been educating bright girls from Devon for over one hundred years now. The outcomes for girls who attend are excellent; academic results place the school as one of the top schools nationally for both attainment and progress. Ofsted rated Torquay Girls' Grammar School as outstanding in all categories and many students go on to top universities, apprenticeships and employment opportunities.

However, these facts do not convey the real essence of the school, which is more about a way of thinking. It is about helping bright girls to believe they can achieve anything and giving them the skills and high self-esteem to do so.

Torquay Girls' Grammar School is high achieving and they are proud of it; they are not afraid to celebrate the elite whether in the sphere of academia, sport or the arts. They understand that students work better when they are happy and relaxed, so students also have an enormous amount of fun. A strong house culture means that students are involved in activities like a whole school sponsored walk from Brixham back to Torquay, and the House Shout where students and staff from each house sing a song to the rest of the school.

Torquay Girls' Grammar School believes that their students are ‘history makers’ of the future and the curriculum enables them to develop their character skills and self-esteem alongside academic success.

Extra-curricular opportunities including trips and clubs develop the character skills in all students. These skills including leadership, aiming high, staying positive, creativity, problem solving, speaking, listening and teamwork. Torquay Girls' Grammar School wants its students to have lots of fun and experiences during their time at TGGS and their curriculum is designed with that in mind. Trips locally to the Marine Aquarium or Eden project, trips nationally such as to the Old Bailey or Globe Theatre, and international trips which have seen girls ride horses across Mongolia, visit art museums in New York, scuba dive in Cuba, walk across glaciers in Iceland and ride camels in India.

Torquay Girls' Grammar School is proud of its pastoral system where, as a smaller school, staff get to know all students well. Staff respond quickly and efficiently to ensure that girls feel happy and secure. Torquay Girls' Grammar School believes that being a single sex school enables staff to focus on the style of learning, and particularly the social environment, in which girls feel most comfortable.

They are not embarrassed to speak out, take part or hold strong views. They are enthusiastic about taking on responsibilities and few suffer “teenage cynicism” about being keen or clever: on the contrary, they are full of enthusiasm for a great many things – including school! They want staff to know all about their achievements and their lives outside school.

Torquay Girls' Grammar School has worked tirelessly to provide the best facilities for learning possible. In recent years the addition of many new buildings such as a state-of-the-art Drama & Music block, Sixth Form building, Archive, Amphitheatre and Sports Hall, assist the school in providing the best learning environment possible.

Torquay Girls' Grammar School is the only state, selective girls' school in the area and staff believe that it is a very special and unique place in which to learn. Students can achieve anything they desire.

Year 7 11+ Exam Content

CEM version 11+ with 11+ questions in Verbal Reasoning (including comprehension), Non-Verbal Reasoning, Numerical Reasoning (Maths). The school also set their own English and Maths papers.

How to prepare for the 11+ in 

Torquay Girls Grammar School

Parents will often search for 11+ books relevant to Torquay Girls Grammar School so that they can help their child prepare  for the 11 plus test.

Practice in all aspects of 11+ Verbal Reasoning and 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning is essential. Developing 11+ English and 11+ maths skills will give your child an advantage when sitting the actual 11+ exam.

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School Type:-

Girls' Grammar

Total Pupils:-



Year 7 Places:-

Year 7 Admission details:-

Generally 3-4 applicants for every place.

Exam Format

CEM version 11+ and school set English and maths papers.


Torquay Girls’ Grammar School, 30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY

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