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 are very proud of all the achievements of the 2019 cohort. Pupils have left GTS ready to move on to the next stage of life’s journey as well rounded young people who hold qualifications that give them access to a wide range of opportunities.

The young people worked extremely hard and they should all be proud of their individual successes. Over a third of pupils achieved at least one GCSE (or equivalent) at Grade 7 – 9, equivalent to the old style A-A* grades. Ten percent of pupils achieved one or more GCSEs at the top Grade of 9. Pass rates in English were 74% and Maths 63% respectively.

The staff and Governors of GTS wish Year 11 the very best in all they do as the move on and we look forward to hearing about their future adventures and achievements.

Posted on: 22/08/2019

Celebrating Great Torrington School's 80th Birthday!

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Posted on: 05/09/2019

Summer Newsletter

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Posted on: 23/07/2019

Year 11 Prom and Awards

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Posted on: 22/07/2019

Bursting with creativity

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Posted on: 22/07/2019


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