Hampers, Hollywood and heartwarming messages - newsletter latest
Hundreds of local pensioners were cheered by a visit from our students who delivered hampers to local houses. See which of our best and brightest students won a prize in this year's Awards Ceremony.
Find out who got drenched as we raised hundreds of pounds for Children In Need. And which of our former drama students in now on the big screen alongside Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard!
All this and much more in the December edition of our newsletter.
Cape's finest students celebrated at awards ceremony
The best of Cape Cornwall School was honoured at our Awards Ceremony. A host of prizes were handed out by our VIP guest, Exeter Chiefs player and former Cape student Matt Jess, and governor Mrs Gill Joyce.
The evening started with drinks and delicious canapes prepared by our hard-working catering team. Wonderful music performances were provided by students, led by Mr Lane.
Matt, who left Cape Cornwall School in 2000, shared some of his fondest memories including the sense of responsibility of being a prefect, and the time that Mr Kellas allowed the class to watch Euro 96! He gave some inspiring words to the assembled Year 11s about his own success. "It's all down to hard work and determination." Click here to see all the photos.
Olympic medallist inspires our sports captains
World champion swimmer Cassie Patten has kick started our new school sports captains' programme. A fifth of the school applied to be a captain and 22 of the best and brightest students were chosen to take on this important responsibility.
Cassie, who was brought up in Cornwall and went on to scoop a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, gave an inspiring assembly to the whole school and then held workshops with the sports captains, focussing on communication skills and teamwork. Read more here.
Primary Schools Taster Day 2016
Solving a murder, building a tower from straws and making new friends – just some of the fun activities enjoyed by the 170 primary school children who took part in our Taster Day.
The excited youngsters from our feeder schools took part in a day of activities focusing on science, technology, engineering, arts and maths. Click here to watch a video of the day's activities.
Record number of top grades for 2016 GCSEs
Cape Cornwall students are celebrating record exam success in this year's GCSE results.
More students than ever before achieved more than five A* and A grades at GCSE and every single student achieved at least five GCSE passes at A*- G including English and Maths. Yet again there was strong performance across academic subjects: over 80% of students gained A*- C grades in English, Additional Science and Biology and over 70% achieved A8 - C in History and Methods in Mathematics.
Continuing our strong performance in creative subjects, 100% of students taking Photography or Music got A*- C grades, over 90% in Art and over 70% in Drama.
Dressed to the nines - Prom 2016 gallery
“Glamorous gowns, flash cars and dapper DJs were the order of the day for Cape Cornwall School’s end of year Prom.
Students (or more accurately their parents no doubt) upped the stakes providing BMWs and Porche’s to deliver the party-goers to the Land’s End Hotel. One student even turned up on the back of a very mean looking motorbike.
During the evening the students enjoyed a three-course meal, posed in the photo booth and then hit the dance floor. Staff too dressed to the nines. Head of School Chris Denley said: “Everyone looked fantastic. We will miss them all but of course wish them every success in their next steps.” .