Welcome from the Headteacher

Mr Simon Horner
St Ives School is a thriving 11-16 comprehensive school serving the community of St Ives and the surrounding villages. We offer the highest quality teaching, coupled with an extremely broad and varied choice of extra-curricular clubs and opportunities. We have high expectations and standards for every member of our school community: staff and students.

As a result, we are rated by Ofsted as a ‘Good’ school with a very rare ‘Outstanding’ rating for the quality of leadership in the school. We are very proud of our consistently excellent track record of supporting our students to make outstanding progress: for the last 5 years, outcomes for our school leavers aged 16 have been amongst the highest in Cornwall and well above national averages.

Our dedicated and committed staff ensure that every student is cared for, supported and encouraged to give their best and achieve their best. We are a small and inclusive community that at its heart values every child for who they are and what they can contribute. Our school ethos is founded in mutual respect: for each other and for our environment. Behaviour is excellent and we work closely with parents to ensure that every child is included and challenged to be the best they can be.