Why Join Us?

Why Join Us?


Mission Statement

The essence of what we strive to do is summarised in our mission statement, which outlines the purpose of Torquay Boys’ Grammar School is:

Key Values

Underpinning this mission are three key values:


Ofsted says:
  • Torquay Boys’ Grammar School is in every respect an outstanding school. In teaching, learning, achievements, standards, in pastoral care, sport, extra-curricular activities, buildings and resources, the school is acknowledged to excel.
  • ‘The school is enthused with a lively and open atmosphere which encourages innovation and underpins a relentless drive to provide the very best education for the student.’


The Good Schools Guide says:
  • One of the top 20 boys schools in the country.
  • Fantastic facilities and teaching that produces top results and very successful young men and women. Every area is given the same attention and passion, whether it’s sport, maths, languages or arts.  All types will find their niche here.
    • Parents agree that ‘the school is very good with its pastoral care, which ensures that any problems are sorted out smoothly and efficiently’. Key words are respect and responsibility…  The school employs a full-time counsellor and there is a pastoral support team.
Parents say:
  • 51 has been extremely supportive to all of my sons and has nurtured their individual talents. We couldn’t have asked for more. 51 gives every child the opportunity to achieve their potential. Brilliant!



Take a Closer Look…

Current Status

Torquay Boys’ Grammar School  – a free, independent state school. Strategically this status accords the Governors unique responsibilities:

  • As employers, responsible for all contractual matters for staff;
  • As trustees/owners, taking responsibility for the freehold of all land and buildings;
  • As the admissions authority, having responsibility for the school admissions policy and procedure.

The quasi-autonomous nature of Academy status enables the Governors and staff to develop the school from the perspective of curriculum, personnel, land and buildings, and finance.