Establishment Torquay Girls Grammar School

URN: 136506

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30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7DY
Local authority
Torbay (880)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Sarah Forster
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 136506, DfE number: 880/4114
UKPRN: 10033040
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 14 September 2011)
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 February 2011
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
14 August 2021
Type of SEN provision
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Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Sally Ann Timmins Appointed by academy members 12 October 2016 2 October 2024


Name Appointed by From To
James Thomas Stock Elected by parents 2 July 2021 2 July 2025
Stewart John Biddles Appointed by GB/board 11 March 2021 10 March 2025
Penny Bailey Appointed by academy members 21 November 2017 2 October 2024
Suzanne Julie Wright Appointed by academy members 8 April 2013 2 October 2024
Lee Michael Vallance Appointed by GB/board 16 September 2020 18 September 2024
Mary Louise Twomey Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2021 31 August 2024
Francisca Hon Yin Fung Elected by parents 1 December 2017 30 November 2021


Name Appointed by From
Elizabeth Jane Cross Appointed by academy members 16 October 2019
Julia Elizabeth Neal Appointed by academy members 16 October 2019
Kate Barton Appointed by academy members 8 November 2019
Robert Owers Appointed by academy members 16 October 2019
Sally Ann Timmins Appointed by academy members 16 October 2019

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Sarah Forster 1 September 2021 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Sharon Wallwork 27 January 2011 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Benjamin Cartridge Trustee Elected by parents 15 February 2019 31 August 2021
Emma Louise Browne Trustee Elected by school staff 6 September 2019 31 August 2021
Juan Ramon Castillo Trustee Elected by school staff 6 September 2019 31 August 2021
Nicholas Paul Smith Trustee Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2007 31 August 2021
Nicholas Paul Smith Accounting officer N/A 1 September 2007 31 August 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Torbay 019
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Torbay 019B
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