Pupil and Parent Bulletin

Week B - Week commencing 7th January 2019

Forthcoming Week


Monday 7th January
Return to School – Welcome Back

Endeavour Assembly
Chess Club open to all at Lunchtime
Y11 Parents – Booking system open for Y11 Revision workshop https://greattorrington.parentseveningsystem.co.uk

Tuesday 8th January

Resolution Assembly
MFL Ambassadors Lunchtime Meeting, 13.10hrs, B9
GCSE Art Students Afterschool Art Club, A2 with TK
Film Animation Afterschool Club
Film Club, Solo - A Star Wars Story
Afterschool National Theatre Rehearsals 3.10pm - 5.00pm
Afterschool netball open to all Years.

Wednesday 9th January

Discovery Assembly

Thursday 10th January

Endurance Assembly
Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust Consultation Meeting, 4pm Drama Studio – Parents welcome. Afterschool Volleyball for all ages – everyone welcome

Friday 11th January

Y11 Exams: Sports Science, Creative iMedia and Health & Social Care
Year 7 x 4 pupils attending Maths Masterclass with Plymouth University
Deadline for Torrington Carnival Queen, 1.30pm to be placed in a box in Mrs Leonard’s room. GCSE History revision, 3.10pm-4.00pm – Aimed at Y11 but other years welcome.




Good luck to everyone sitting exams at the end of this week. Students taking Creative iMedia, Health & Social Care and Sports Science.  Please check the exam noticeboard for seating plans and remember your exam equipment. Please ensure you have NO mobile devices or smart devices taken into the Examination room. 

Watch this short film: https://vimeo.com/268985421

Cambridge National
Creative iMedia
Pre-production skills
1h 15m
Cambridge National
Health & Social Care
Essential values of care for use with individuals in care settings
1h 00m
Cambridge National
Sport Science
Reducing the Risk of sport Injuries
1h 00m


Year 7 Level 3 Bikeability Training

All pupils that have expressed an interest in taking their Bikeability Level 3 training and completed Level 2 at junior school have been given consent forms before Christmas to complete.  Please hand in your consent forms to Reception by January 14th 2019.


Year 11 Hoodies

It is the last week to place your order for your Year 11 hoodie. The ordering lines are open until Friday 11th January, 3.10pm. If you wish to try on a hoodie for size or see the colours, please pop into the finance office at break or lunchtime.

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Year 11 Yoga/Pilates

All Year 11 pupils that opted to do Yoga/Pilates this term – payment is now due.

Please pay by Friday 11th January.


Reminder: Indoor Rowing

We would like to enter a team into the South West Schools Indoor Rowing Competition being held at Bideford College on the 8th February 2019.  If you are involved in any form of rowing, then the PE team would very much like you to take part. Please pop along to the PE Office to register your interest. Thank you.


Year 11 Revision Timetable

Year 11 a lot of your extra revision sessions start this week. Please make the most of these sessions.

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Year 11 Parents - Revision Workshops on Monday 28th January 2019

Revision workshop booking line opens on Monday 7th January 2019 at 5pm and close on Friday 25th January 2019 at midday. There is a limit of two places per family.


Year 11 Open Events

16th January – Exeter College Open Event, 5pm-8pm
22nd January – Petroc College Open Event, 5pm – 7.30pm


Year 10 National Apprenticeship Show, Westpoint Arena

Nearly all the places have been allocated for this trip, but if you would like to attend please return the consent form with a cash payment to Mrs Faulkner in the Finance Office, or pay via your parentmail account by Wednesday 16th January 2019.



Please find attached the extra-curricular spring timetable. Year 8 afterschool rugby will start on Thursday 17th January.

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PE Lessons

With PE Activities changing this term, please ensure you have the correct equipment with you i.e. boots, gum shield and shin pads.

Gum Shields are avaialbel to purchase from the PE Office for £2, however these may require moulding at home.

The temperature has dropped, please ensure that you are dressed for winter PE with layers.

Additional items such as:

  • Hat

  • Gloves

  • GTS grey sports hoody over poloshirt,

  • Black tracksuit bottoms

  • Plain black leggings to be worn underneath shorts

For more information please visit our school uniform page - https://gts.devon.sch.uk/information/uniform.html