Torquay Girls Grammar School

URN: 136506

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30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7DY
Local authority:
Torbay (880)
Dr N Smith
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11 to 18
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URN: 136506, DfE number: 880/4114
UKPRN: 10033040
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 14 September 2011)
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No boarders
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Chair of trustees

Name Appointed by From To
Sally Ann Timmins Appointed by GB/board 05/07/2017 04/07/2020


Name Appointed by From To
Michael Paul Cowling Elected by school staff 11/05/2018 10/05/2022
Francisca Hon Yin Fung Elected by parents 01/12/2017 30/11/2021
Penny Rogers Appointed by GB/board 21/11/2017 20/11/2021
Beverley Ann Brown Elected by school staff 03/10/2016 02/10/2020
Suzanne Julie Wright Appointed by GB/board 08/04/2013 02/10/2020
Julie Ann Hutt Appointed by GB/board 12/10/2016 12/09/2019
Bonita Ann Matthews Appointed by GB/board 11/10/2017 25/11/2018
Nicholas Paul Smith Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2007 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Nicholas Smith Appointed by GB/board 27/01/2011
Penny Rogers Appointed by GB/board 27/01/2011
Suzanne Julie Wright Elected by parents 08/04/2013

Accounting officer

Name From To
Nicholas Paul Smith 01/09/2007 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

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Sharon Wallwork 27/01/2011 Not recorded

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Ann Ina White Trustee Appointed by GB/board 01/01/2000 31/08/2018
Lynn Susan White Trustee Appointed by GB/board 01/02/2013 31/08/2018
Geoffrey Martin Richards Trustee Elected by school staff 01/10/2012 30/04/2018
Albert Joe Pengelley Trustee Appointed by GB/board 02/02/2010 02/02/2018
Lou Rumbelow Trustee Elected by parents 28/11/2014 02/01/2018
Alan Furniss Trustee Appointed by GB/board 22/01/2014 31/12/2017
Penny Rogers Trustee Appointed by GB/board 27/01/2011 30/11/2017
RSC Region:
South-West England
Government Office Region:
South West
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Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Torbay 019
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Torbay 019B

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