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Record number of top grades for 2016 GCSEs

Record number of top grades

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.

Read the full story here and see which individual students really excelled


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.” Click here to see all the photos

BBC TV primetime slot for our students

Minack Theatre students

"Talented and articulate" was the view of BBC crews who filmed some of our most able actors for a TV special marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. 

Our students were filmed at The Minack Theatre and Abby and Millie were interviewed by presenter Joe Crowley. 

The students were there performing their version of the Bard's "A Winter's Tale". Drama teacher Mrs Lyndsay Perry said she was very impressed with their interpretation and how well they did in front of the camera. "They were fantastic!". Watch our students in action yourself here and see the interviews (about 49 minutes into the programme). 

Relishing a taste of life at Cape Cornwall

Cape Cornwall student helps a year 6 pupil

Excited children from our feeder schools got a taste of life at Cape Cornwall School during our action-packed and stimulating Taster Day. From racing maggots in science to imagining life on a desert island through prose and drama - all skills were stretched. There was also learning about migration past and present in humanities and making a wheel of hands in art. Click here to watch a short film of the day's events. 


Important Dates and Times

Autumn Term 2016

Tue 6 Sep - School term starts - Welcome to our new Year 7 Students

Half Term Mon 24 - Fri 28 Oct

Feast Day - Mon 31 Oct - Students Study from home

Back to school Tues 1 Nov - Fri 16 Dec

Christmas Holidays Mon 19 Dec - Mon 2 Jan 2017

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Our vision is to be an outstanding school at the heart of the community where everyone strives to be the best they can be in everything they do 


For each other
For the community
For the environment
For ourselves
For our work




Never giving up
Learning from our mistakes
Taking risks
Being adventurous


Being the best we can be




Are you thinking of enrolling your child at Cape Cornwall School?
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Celebrating British Values

Celebrating British Values

Through Personal, Social and Health Education and the development of Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural, values that are inherent across the curriculum, students are taught to understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law. (Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools; Departmental advice for maintained schools, November 2014:DfE)

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