Rugby star Matt is VIP at Cape Awards Evening
Exeter Chiefs winger and Cape Cornwall School old boy Matt Jess will be our guest of honour at our 2016 Cape Cornwall School Awards Evening.
Matt had fond memories of our "fantastic teachers" and is still firm friends with former students from his time here. He said: "I'm very excited to be back to see all the changes at the school and to see my old teachers. And I'm looking forward to talking to the students."
The ceremony takes place on Tuesday 6th December. Matt will give some inspirational advice to students and present some of the most prestigeous awards.
Since leaving Matt has gained a level 3 in rugby union along with strength and conditioning certificates. "My business, MSJ Coaching has taken off, not just for rugby but for a multitude of sports including athletics."
Find out more about Matt, and other former students, in our Ex-Students Hall of Fame.
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.” Click here to see all the photos.