Our Values and Ethos

  • Inspiring Learning
We place the highest value on the quality of teaching. All lessons include a wide variety of activities to engage students and capture their interest. The high quality of teaching underpins the rapid progress of our students and is the cornerstone of our school’s success.

  • Ambition and Aspiration
We have high aspirations for every child and ensure that the high quality education and opportunities we offer mean that every child achieves their full potential. Our high aspirations underpin our comprehensive career education programme and we ensure that students are extremely well prepared for future education in a complex and dynamic job market.

  • Support and Guidance
Our specialist team of staff offer a wide range of skills and expertise to support children. We care deeply for the children in our community and our dedicated and committed staff work alongside parents to support children at all stages of their education with us. Our intention is that every child’s experience of school is a happy and successful one and our staff will always go the extra mile to provide support, help and advice for children and families.

  • Respect
There are exceptionally strong working relationships between staff and students based on mutual respect and courtesy. We provide a positive climate for learning by recognising and rewarding students’ achievements and contributions. Our high expectations for behaviour are role modelled by our staff team and by our exceptional team of student prefects and as a result the conduct of our students is excellent.
  • In partnership with parents and carers.
The support of parents and carers is crucial to our students’ success and to the success of our school community. We work closely with parents to ensure students maintain the highest levels of attendance and achievement. Communication with parents is frequent and regular and staff are always available after school for meetings or phone calls. We listen carefully to feedback from parents and students and use their advice to ensure the school continues to improve, year on year.

  • Fostering Talent
Our students have a wealth of talents and we run a carefully planned programme of additional activities and classes for students in our very successful High Performance Academy. The High Performance Academy is supported by Truro and Penwith College and brings national and international speakers, lecturers and coaches into the school to work with students. Our highly creative students are encouraged to express themselves through a wide range of creative design and performing arts opportunities. With strong support from parents, our students have achieved outstanding success on the sports field and we relish the opportunity to honour our strong community tradition of sporting excellence.

  • Widening Horizons
Our educational offer extends beyond the classroom so that children can develop their understanding of themselves and their sense of place in a complex global community. We offer an exceptionally broad range of extracurricular clubs, trips and activities which include local, national and international travel. We make sure that every child is included, challenged and successful.