St Ives school is the first secondary school to join the Truro and Penwith
Academy trust. It is an 11-16 school in an area of outstanding beauty, and is
enjoying rapid improvement following their recent Ofsted inspection.
Their Curriculum includes an innovative foundation year in preparation for GCSE within the humanities and languages faculties, which boosts attainment at GCSE. In 2013 64% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C GCSE grades including English and Maths, making them the top performing school in the Penwith area.
St Ives is home to The Tate St Ives and the
Barbara Hepworth Museum and the area is world-renowned for its artistic history. Practical and creative subjects such as Graphics, Textiles and Art are a real strength of the school and all of these subjects enjoyed a pass-rate of over 95% in last year’s examinations.
Pendeen School is a village school serving a village community,
located near St Just, Penzance. Their aim is to see happy children who enjoy coming to school and are passionate and enthusiastic about learning. They want to encourage and develop successful
children who have outstanding aspirations and the confidence, knowledge and skills to fulfill their dreams.
St Dennis Primary Academy wants pupils to feel safe, secure,
optimistic and aspirational. They will be
challenged, they will experience success, they will laugh, they will be encouraged to ask questions of themselves and others and
reflect on the answers. They are a school where pupils feel good about themselves, where they love to learn, where they take control of their
learning and where every member of our community is valued.
St Dennis provides a curriculum that is both relevant and
challenging, and is designed to develop the full potential of all their children. They provide stimulating well-resourced learning environments and expect the highest standards of work and behaviour from all of their pupils.
Mithian School is located on the North Coast just outside the villages of Mithian and St. Agnes. The school works closely with parents, other schools and the local
community to provide educational and wider opportunities for the children.
As well as a challenging and creative
curriculum, Mithian focuses on positive attitudes to learning. The school develops confidence and resilience in all the children, so that they have high aspirations and become
effective, independent learners for life.
Blackwater School was built in 1877 and serves the village of Blackwater and
surrounding areas. The school comprises a nursery which caters for children from 3 years old and runs between 8.45am – 1.15pm daily and is fully integrated with the Reception Class. They also have another infant class and 2 junior classes, all staffed by caring, outstanding practitioners. In total, they have around 130 children.
Blackwater Schools outside space is stunning – they have a large playground, huge field, a wild area and an outside classroom. All of their ICT equipment is wireless and mobile and they run both Apple and Windows platforms.
Their recent, highly successful OFSTED report gave rise to their new ethos of
RAISE Blackwater, where they try and help children move towards the attributes
and qualities below:
Resilient Respect Achieve Aspire Independent
Individual Standards Sensitive Enriching Experimental
St Just Primary School have just under 200 pupils aged between 4 years and 11 years, organised into 7 classes, one class for each year group. Their classes vary in
number reflecting the admission of local children to their local school – a philosophy which the Governing Body
uphold whilst ensuring there is no compromise to the
effective education of the children currently attending their school.
They practice the philosophy that they are teaching the ‘whole child’ and therefore, although academic attainment is highly important, it is not everything. They provide an education which will develop every aspect of a child’s learning capability,
preparing them for the practicalities of a modern and ever-changing world.
Perranporth Community Primary School has 7 classes with just over 200 pupils. It is set in spacious grounds with great facilities including two play areas, an adventure playground, storytelling area, a large field, an environmental area and an outdoor swimming pool. What’s more, they are just a short walk from Perranporth’s
magnificent beach. Visitors to the school often comment on the friendly atmosphere, well-mannered children and stimulating environment which promotes learning and celebrates achievement. They work hard to make sure everyone feels valued and part of their community.
At Perranporth, they recognise pupils as unique
individuals with specific talents and needs. They offer their pupils a varied and engaging curriculum which is provided by a dedicated team of enthusiastic and hardworking teachers and support staff. You’ll find their classrooms to be places which are hives of activity, full of learning and enquiry. The happiness and success of every child is
central to the school’s work. Promoting high levels of achievement in all aspects of a child’s development
is important to them, and is reflected in all they do. They aspire to being a learning community that educates and nurtures young minds. They want their pupils to think
independently, be resourceful and resilient, solve
problems, and communicate effectively in an ever-changing world.
Kehelland School is vibrant small village school with a big heart!
In addition to an inspiring topic based curriculum they have also run the
`Virtues Project`- a character education
programme which focuses on nurturing
children in the skills and qualities they need to be successful in school and in life.
Chacewater School is situated just on the outskirts of Truro and their school motto is Caring and Learning together. This motto is supported through their special set of Chacewater “Golden rules.” These are:
- Show care for everyone and everything
- Follow instructions with thought and care
- Enjoy and achieve
- Show good manners at all times.
At Threemilestone the learners are referred to as CREW not passengers. They value Confidence, Respect,
Enjoyment and Wonder and promote team work and responsibility. They have
been graded ‘Good’ in their last OFSTED
inspection and continue to evolve and grow to facilitate an exciting and fulfilling learning
experience for their children.
At Roche they believe that children have a right to a safe, happy,
varied and challenging learning experience. Every individual child matters and all children have abilities and potential which must
be realised. Within this context, commitment, self-responsibility,
honesty and respect are the key personal qualities which they value from all members of their school community and that they feel are
essential to success in later life.
These qualities are embodied in their school rules;
- Show good manners at all times
- Follow instructions with thought and care
- Care for everyone and everything
St Erth school is located in the small village of St Erth which is located approximately two miles west of the coastal town of Hayle. This means they have quick access to the beautiful three miles of golden sands in St Ives Bay. The school caters for
children between the ages of 4 – 11. St Erth Children’s Centre is within the school grounds, providing pre-school opportunities for younger children. They currently have 93 pupils on roll and offer a rich & diverse curriculum, as well as a full programme of before & after-school activities.
Nancledra School is set in a lovely rural location between the village of Nancledra and the Church hamlet of Towednack, half way between Penzance and St Ives. Staff, children and parents are proud of the school and work hard to provide a caring and supportive environment for learning. They share an ethos which promotes high standards in academic achievement allied with a broad, stimulating, hands on
curriculum. Their aim is to create independent, and curious learners who are well prepared to make a positive contribution to our society.
Kennall Vale School is a small village Primary school serving Ponsanooth near Truro, and are situated close to the Kennall Vale Nature reserve, a picturesque river valley containing the remains of Kennall Vale Gunpowder Works. The school opened in new, purpose built premises in 1993 and, since then, has been extended and
completely refurbished. The school has 4 classrooms, and at
present 113 pupils on roll organised into mixed-age classes.