New head and new partnership for school
Cape is joining forces with Humphry Davy School to share resources and expertise as the two schools forge a new partnership.
And it is all change at the top as our head teacher Mrs Nash leaves for pastures new and her deputy Mr Chris Denley takes the helm from September. He said: “Working with Humphry Davy is a real positive, giving each of us the opportunity to share ideas and ensure and excellent quality of provision in West Penwith.” Read more about the changes here.
Back to school for our head teacher
Our head teacher is among four teachers who are joining students in taking GCSE exams this terms. Mrs Nash wanted to challenge criticisms that they are easier now than in years gone by.
Studying for and sitting a religious education GCSE enabled her to see for herself what her students were experiencing. Find out how she got on in her mock and what she thinks of her students now, having sat a GCSE herself.
Cape's the place - what have we been up to?
Our latest newsletter has news of how our students have been achieving great results in and out of school hours. Our headteacher Mrs Nash is among a number of Cape Cornwall teachers who have been taking exams alongside students - find out how they have been getting on. There is news of the party of the year - the July Prom. Shakespeare gets the X-Factor treatment at the Minack Theatre. And there is sporting, mathematical and musical prowess as well as an all-you-can-eat back page!
Download your newsletter here for full details and colour pictures of our talented students.
Oh what a night - music for all at Cape concert
Amazing talent, brilliant live music and all for a fantastic cause. Check out our photo gallery to remind yourself how good it was, or to see what you missed. Proceeds from tickets and the prize raffle raised £465 for MacMillan Cancer Support.
Thanks to the many people who supported the event including our sponsors as well as the brilliant acts including home-grown talent and established acts. Click here to see photos of the musicians who took part.
Welcome to Cape Cornwall School
At Cape Cornwall School, we believe that every child matters. Our student focused approach is central to our ethos, values and our learning culture. The support we offer even offers funded transport for some students so that they may attend this nurturing school (please contact Miss Maria Wilkinson, senior leader, for further details of how we can help).
We are a small school with big ambitions committed to:
- Maintaining small class sizes that ensure each student receives personalised, individual support in order to learn
- A curriculum that matches our students’ needs and aspirations
- The relentless pursuit of high expectations where all successes are celebrated
- Supporting families who would like a family oriented approach in a small school
Cape to become a Centre of Excellence in financial education
Did you know that 10 is the average age that young people start buying stuff from the internet? Here at Cape our students are being taught about money and personal finance after the school was picked to join a national Centre of Excellence programme in financial education. Head teacher Mrs Nash said: "We know just how important it will be for our students to manage their money well throughout their lives. These skills don’t come automatically – they need to be taught, and as it is our responsibility to prepare them for adult life we believe embedding financial education into our school curriculum is a necessity.” Find out more about the project here.