Transition Livestream

After the main livestream has ended, please use the links below to go to the individual Head of Learning streams:


Our mission statement: Dream, Believe, Achieve is at the heart of the school’s ethos. As a result, pupils will not just leave GTS with a strong set of relevant academic qualifications, but will have developed their own ‘Dreams’, built confidence to ‘Believe’ in themselves to successfully ‘Achieve’ their short and long term goals.

GTS aims to become a truly ‘value based’ school which strives to nurture the individual talents of all its learners in order to build resilience and raise aspirations. We aim to provide the best possible facilities that will inspire and facilitate learning. Everything we do is focused at achieving our core purpose: ‘to inspire confident learners who will have the skills, qualities and qualifications to thrive in our changing world’.

We endeavour to develop the knowledge of our learners through a challenging, broad and skilfully created curriculum. Through both our curriculum and further opportunities, pupils 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 nurture relationships in order to create a family of healthy, happy learners ‘where error is welcomed as a learning opportunity’ and where respect for self and others allows everyone to ‘feel safe to learn, re-learn,and explore knowledge and understanding’*. Pupils will learn to accept responsibility not only through leadership opportunities, but also in their role within GTS and beyond.

GTS will be at the heart of the local community, meeting the diverse needs of all our learners with the support of all our stakeholders, especially parents.  We will ensure that learning and teaching is informed by best practice and research which will enable us to take innovative risks with confidence to achieve successful outcomes.

*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.

For more information, please Click Here.

Latest News

School Uniform Next Week

Dear Parents / Carers,

Due to the increased temperatures forecast for the coming week, pupils will not be required to wear jumpers, blazers or ties to school. They should ensure that they are prepared for time outside in PE lessons, breaks and lunches with hats, sun cream and water bottles.

Kind regards,

Great Torrington School

Posted on: 18/07/2021

Summer School

For more details about our summer school offering, including what your child needs to bring with them, and itineraries please visit our dedicated summer school page here, with all details in the letters attached.

Posted on: 16/07/2021

Open Morning and Evening Tours

We welcome all Year 5 & 6 pupils and their families to our Open Morning and Evening Tours.

These events allow you to meet members of staff, students and our transition team. For more information please Click Here.

Click Here to book for Open Morning Tours.

Click Here to book for the Open Evening Tour.

Posted on: 08/07/2021


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