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Torquay Girls Grammar School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 128 Progress 8 score & description Well above average 0.83 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Torquay Girls Grammar School ) Entering EBacc 93% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 99%
(124 of 125 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 100% Attainment 8 score 73.3 EBacc average point score 7.19
Torquay Boys' Grammar School

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 151 Progress 8 score & description Well above average 0.78 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Torquay Boys' Grammar School ) Entering EBacc 71% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 99%
(151 of 152 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 96% Attainment 8 score 72.3 EBacc average point score 6.82
Churston Ferrers Grammar School Academy

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 137 Progress 8 score & description Well above average 0.50 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Churston Ferrers Grammar School Academy ) Entering EBacc 39% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(120 of 124 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 96% Attainment 8 score 69.1 EBacc average point score 6.14
Torquay Academy

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 161 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.16 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Torquay Academy ) Entering EBacc 4% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 88%
(126 of 144 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 37% Attainment 8 score 45.4 EBacc average point score 3.55
The Spires College

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 133 Progress 8 score & description Average 0.07 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Spires College ) Entering EBacc 47% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 94%
(185 of 196 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 44% Attainment 8 score 46.9 EBacc average point score 4.16
St Cuthbert Mayne School

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Type of school Maintained School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 160 Progress 8 score & description Below average -0.37 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St Cuthbert Mayne School ) Entering EBacc 8% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 96%
(184 of 192 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 21% Attainment 8 score 39.4 EBacc average point score 3.07
Paignton Community and Sports Academy

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 210 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.51 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Paignton Community and Sports Academy ) Entering EBacc 9% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 95%
(196 of 206 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 20% Attainment 8 score 36.7 EBacc average point score 2.81
Brixham College

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Type of school Academy Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 201 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -0.59 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Brixham College ) Entering EBacc 9% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 97%
(157 of 162 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 23% Attainment 8 score 37.6 EBacc average point score 3.23
Combe Pafford School

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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 33 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -1.70 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Combe Pafford School ) Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 95%
(35 of 37 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Attainment 8 score 2.8 EBacc average point score 0.12
The Brunel Academy

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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 10 Progress 8 score & description Well below average -3.26 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Brunel Academy ) Entering EBacc 0% Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) -- opens a popup Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs 0% Attainment 8 score 2.0 EBacc average point score 0.17
EF Academy Torbay

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Torbay School

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Special School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Tower House School

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
South Devon College

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Type of school College Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 NA opens a popup Progress 8 score & description NA opens a popup Entering EBacc NA opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) 82%
(72 of 88 pupils)
Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs NA opens a popup Attainment 8 score NA opens a popup EBacc average point score NA opens a popup
Devon Studio School

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Academy No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Huntercombe Hospital School Watcombe

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Independent School No 2018 provisional data available or applicable for this school or college
Mayfield School

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Type of school Special School Number of pupils at end of key stage 4 15 Progress 8 score & description NE opens a popup Entering EBacc NE opens a popup Staying in education or entering employment (2016 leavers) SUPP opens a popup
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Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs NE opens a popup Attainment 8 score NE opens a popup EBacc average point score NE opens a popup
Torbay 1459 Below average
-0.15
27.3% 94%
(1420 of 1510 pupils)
45.2% 46.7 4.01
England - state-funded schools 523757 -0.02 38.4% 94%
(507855 of 541120 pupils)
43.0% 46.4 4.03
England - all schools 585377 35.1% 39.9% 44.3 3.83
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Key stages

R = Reception

Phase Primary Secondary 16-18
Key stage KS1 KS2 KS3 KS4 -
School years R-2 3-6 7-9 10-11 12-14
Typical ages 4-7 7-11 11-14 14-16 16-18

National curriculum - further information on key stages and assessments taken.

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Progress 8 score

This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4, compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2. This is based on results in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

In a small number of cases, pupils can have extremely negative progress scores that disproportionately affect a school’s overall progress score. To reduce the impact of these extreme scores, we set a limit on how negative a pupil’s progress score can be when calculating the school average. This will normally apply to 1 or 2 pupils per school, if any. Where a pupil’s score is more negative than this minimum value, an adjusted score will replace the pupil’s original progress score for the purpose of calculating a school’s overall progress average.

A score above zero means pupils made more progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2.

A score below zero means pupils made less progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2.

A negative progress score does not mean pupils made no progress, or the school has failed, rather it means pupils in the school made less progress than other pupils across England with similar results at the end of key stage 2.

Detailed guide to Progress 8 - for more information about how the Progress 8 score is calculated.

Schools and colleges not covering full Progress 8 period

Some schools start educating pupils partway through the 5-year period covered by Progress 8, which should be taken into account when comparing their results with schools that start at Key Stage 3. Progress 8 is not the most appropriate performance measure for university technical colleges, studio schools and some further education colleges. These establishments typically start educating pupils at age 14, with a focus on preparing pupils for their future careers by providing an integrated academic and professional education. Other headline measures, particularly pupil destinations, are more important for these establishments.

Entering EBacc

A pupil is considered to have entered for the English Baccalaureate if they entered for qualifications in English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography. The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is not a test or qualification; it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications.

University technical colleges, studio schools and some further education colleges with key stage 4 provision provide a specialist technical and professional education. It is not appropriate to expect the same rates of EBacc entry from these types of schools and colleges. They should decide on a case-by-case basis whether their specialist curriculum is compatible with the full EBacc.

Staying in education or entering employment for at least 2 terms after key stage 4

This shows the number of pupils who either stayed in education or went into employment after finishing key stage 4 (after year 11, usually aged 16). This is for pupils who finished year 11 in 2016, which is the most recent data currently available. This figure covers any sustained education or employment destination.

Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs

This tells you the percentage of pupils who achieved grade 5 or above in the 2017 reformed English and maths GCSEs opens in a new window . Reformed GCSEs are graded 1 (low) to 9 (high). Grade 5 in the new grading is a similar level of achievement to a high grade C or low grade B in the old grading.

Attainment 8 score

Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

EBacc average point score

The EBacc APS calculates a pupil's average point scores across the 5 pillars of the English Baccalaureate, allocating points to a pupil's best grades and dividing by 6 (the science grades count in 2 pillars, meaning a total of 6 pillars) to create an average point score per pupil. This measure is an average across the subjects (i.e. we divide the total by 6) and so is on a different scale to Attainment 8 which we calculated by simply awarding points score across 8 qualifications (without dividing the total).

This measure is based on the better result of either English language or English literature when both subjects are taken, maths, the best 2 results from the single sciences (3 out of 4 must be taken), or results from the combined science, the better result from either geography or history and the best result in languages.

For more information about how the EBacc average point score is calculated view the detailed guide to EBacc APSOpens in a new window

Associated Schools

The Brunel Academy is a new school which opened on 01/04/2017

Torbay School closed and has now become an academy. The new school is The Brunel Academy.

Huntercombe Hospital School Watcombe is a new school which opened on 01/02/2017

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