"Our aim is to see the two schools working in harmony, collaborating from year 7 to the sixth form with innovative courses and joint resources and teaching arrangements.
"The vision is to ensure that Torquay Academy and Torquay Boys' Grammar combine to be the two most popular, successful and outstanding schools in the region blazing a national trail for others to emulate and follow.
"Miss Battye, principal of TA, and I genuinely believe that we are pioneering a hugely significant blueprint for future education, not just for next year or the year after but for decades yet to come."
Head of TA, Gill Battye, said: "The Academy Partnership is both inspirational and innovative.
"Through this we will ensure the highest standard and quality of education for the students equipping them for learning in the 21st century."