Vision Statement

GTS is on a journey to become a truly learning-centred school which strives to nurture the individual talents of all its learners.  Everything we do will be to achieve our core purpose, ‘to inspire confident learners who will have the skills, qualities and qualifications to thrive in our changing world’.  We will endeavour to deliver a personalised provision that challenges all our learners, which they will co-construct with talented staff.  We will develop a range of personal and learning skills that will enable them to think independently and enjoy their learning journey throughout their school career and beyond.

We will be a family of healthy, happy learners ‘where error is welcomed as a learning opportunity’ and where everyone ‘can feel safe to learn, re-learn, and explore knowledge and understanding’*.

Everyone should have their own Dreams; Believe in themselves and have someone who believes in them; and who Achieves qualifications …… and so much more.

GTS will be at the heart of the local community, helping to meet the diverse needs of our learners with the support of all our stakeholders, especially our parents.  We will ensure that learning and teaching is informed by our own best practice, and we will be able to take innovative risks with confidence.

* Hattie, J. (2009) Visible Learning, London Routledge

SEND Local Offer

We are committed to ensuring that all children and young people have a good start in life. Some children and young people have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and these differing needs mean varied levels of support may be required at different times.

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Exam Results!

Great Torrington School is delighted to announce another year of fantastic results gained by their students.

67% gained an A*- C in English and Maths, with 40% of all the students gaining an A* or A.

23 students achieved the marvellous standard of 5 A* or A grades.

Tallula Smithson was our highest achiever with 8 A* and 4 A grades closely followed by Jesper Beer, gaining 7 A* and 4 A grades.

The achievements of all our young people are a cause for celebration and highlight the fantastic working relationships between the staff, students and parents that is so fundamental to our success at GTS.

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Posted on: 25/08/2016

GCSE Geography Coursework

In order to carry out fieldwork as part of their GCSE course, Year 11 geographers went to Westward Ho! with Mrs Moores, Miss Cottle-Hunkin, Mr Berry and Mr Avery. Students studied many topics on the trip, including coastal deposition and landforms, and discussed the formation of the coastal features; they also looked at the process of coastal erosion and defence strategies. Monday's group braved the wind and rain to collect their data, however we had to cut the trip short due to worsening weather conditions.

Students enjoyed making lots of sketches, taking photos and collecting data on the wave cut platforms and the pebble ridge. They also judged the effectiveness of the sea defences and drew their own conclusions about the future of Westward Ho! The final step for our geographers will be to pull their research together to produce their controlled assessment report on Coastal Management.

Posted on: 30/09/2016

South West schoolchildren lead digital innovation in HackFest

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Posted on: 21/09/2016

Madrid Trip 2016

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Posted on: 16/09/2016

Jeans for Genes Day

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Posted on: 16/09/2016


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Latest Events

Friday - 7th October 2016

The Big Bang @ GTS

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Posted on: 07/10/2016

Wednesday - 19th October 2016

Stephen Shield Cross Country

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Posted on: 19/10/2016

Thursday - 20th October 2016

Future Opportunities Evening - Sports Hall at 6pm

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Posted on: 20/10/2016


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