Torquay Academy

Secondary

School Guide Rating

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Not Rated
Bust
Pupils
900
Cake
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy Sponsor Led
Religion
Religion
N/A
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NATIONAL AVG. 2.02
Ofsted Report
(05/06/2014)
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28%
NATIONAL AVG. 40%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths

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Absence
258.8
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Average Point Score
Per Pupil (GCSE) (Age 16)

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-36.5
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School Guide
Value Added Score

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15.8:1
NATIONAL AVG. 18.7:1
Pupil/Teacher Ratio

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School language
4%
NATIONAL AVG. 13%
Pupils first language
not English

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Meals
21%
NATIONAL AVG. 17%
Pupils on free
school meals

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64%
NATIONAL AVG. 42%
Happiness Rating

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Cricket Field Road
Torqueay
TQ2 7NU
01803 329351
The school is smaller than the average-sized secondary school. It is one of several serving the coastal town of Torquay and surrounding area. The proportion of students who are disabled or have special educational needs and are supported through school action is high. It is nearly four times the national average. The proportion who are supported through school action plus or who have statements of special educational needs is above average. Most of these students have moderate learning or behavioural difficulties. The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium is well above average. The pupil premium provides additional funding for looked after children and students known to be eligible for free school meals. About one third of the pupils in Year 7 also attract additional funding known as Year 7 catch-up funding. The proportion of students who join or leave the academy other than at the usual ages is well above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. Some students in Years 10 and 11 study courses at South Devon College. The school does not use any other alternative provision. The academy was formerly named Torquay Community College. In September 2012 it became an academy, sponsored by Torquay Boys’ Grammar School, through a multi-academy trust. A board of trustees oversees the work of both schools. Much of the day-to-day supervision of the work of the academy is delegated to a local governing body. When Torquay Community College was last inspected by Ofsted in December 2010 it was found to be good. The sixth form was established in September 2013; therefore, as yet, no students are in Year 13. During the inspection most students in Years 11 and 12 were taking public examinations, so their achievement was assessed mainly through scrutiny of their work. The principal took up his post in January 2014. Many senior and middle leaders have been appointed since September 2013 and further appointments have been made for September 2014.
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