Consultation for admissions from 2020 onwards

Dear Stakeholder

Thank you for your interest in our consultation with regards to admissions to Cape Cornwall School from 2020 onwards.  In the draft policy, Governors have made no changes to our admissions criteria, waiting list  procedures or over-subscription criteria which all remain unchanged.  Cape Cornwall School is consulting on our proposal to reduce our pupil admission number to '2 form entry' i.e. 60 students.  This will stabilise our school numbers and clarify our identity as a unique small school serving the local community of St Just and West Penwith.  It will protect Cape Cornwall School from rapid increases in student numbers, which would not be funded under the Department for Education's funding system, until the following academic year.  Governors have scrutinised the population forecasts in our local community and we are confident that this capacity will be sufficient to meet the demand for places over the next few years.  Ths full document can be accessed through the link below and your feedback would be very much appreciated.  Please provide feedback in writing to the Executive Headteacher, Mrs Jan Woodhouse or by email to


Those who put Cape Cornwall as their first choice of school are seldom disappointed. As a small school, students benefit from a school with a real family feel. Classes here are small and every student is known personally, meaning that they are nurtured and supported in a way that would be impossible in a larger school.

Our Primary Liaison programme is second to none.  Students who join us from either one of our feeder schools, or from elsewhere, know the school and its staff really well, enabling an exceptionally smooth transition into secondary school.

Students who join us 'in year' settle in really quickly, mostly because we nurture our students and get to know them really quickly.  We are confident that every student who comes to Cape Cornwall School will be happy and will achieve or exceed their potential.

Familes are welcome to come and look around at any time (please phone to make an appointment first) to find out first hand why we are so proud our school. Cape Cornwall School is a small school with big ambitions for all.

Admissions should be made via Cornwall Council in the first instance.  More information can be found on their website, by using the following link:  Cornwall Council Admissions


In-year transfers - 2018/2019

If your child is joining us in the 2018/2019 academic year, you will find all the information you need below.

To apply online to transfer your child to our School during the current academic year, please click here.


Useful Forms and Documents

Tel: 01736 788501