School Day


*Every Thursday Period 5 is 40 minutes of House Time and Period 6 is 60 minutes of E&I (see below).



Registration / Assembly

08:55 - 09:10


Period 1

09:10 - 10:00


Period 2

10:00 - 10:50


Period 3

11:05 - 11:55


Period 4

11:55 - 12:45


Period 5*

13:30 - 14:20


Period 6*

14:20 - 15:10



Enrichment & Intervention

Every pupil at GTS has 1 period of Enrichment and Intervention a week and completes 3, 12 week, courses a year of enrichment activities. This gives our pupils unique opportunities within north Devon to participate in a range of activities ranging from; STEM  Awards (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics), Ballroom dancing, photography, sports academies (for football, rugby, cricket & netball), community art projects at the Plough and Torrington Boxing Club,  Red Cross babysitting course, Red Cross first Aid and Sports Academies and leadership awards, Duke of Edinburgh Awards and a range of languages including Latin, Russian, Italian, German and oriental studies.

All pupils get to opt for their enrichment activities for the next academic year in the summer. All activities are taught in mixed year groups except the sports academies which are key stage specific. This allows our pupils to unite over a common interest and to develop friendships across year groups.


House Time

All pupils have one period a fortnight of house time. House time is the time when pupils can work with other pupils in different year groups within their vertical tutor group. These 40 minutes a week allow pupils to be mentored by their tutor or co-tutor and is a time for pupils to engage in literacy and numeracy activities alongside inter-house competitions.