The School is a mixed 11 to 18 comprehensive school established in its present form in 1968. The school is maintained by the Cornwall Education Authority. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, it occupies a 13 acre site overlooking Plymouth Sound and the Tamar, Tavy and Lynher rivers.
The Catchment Area
The Catchment Area includes Brunel Community Primary School, Burraton Community Primary School, Bishop Cornish School, St Stephens School, Landulph School, Sir Robert Geffrey’s School, Landrake and St Germans School. An increasing number of pupils are now joining the school from outside the immediate catchment area in both Year 7 and Year 12. The school is regularly oversubscribed.
The Facilities in our Community School are enjoyed by many people, though of course our pupils are the first to benefit. The school is well equipped with excellent teaching facilities to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. We have 12 laboratories, a whole school computer network with over 300 fixed workstations and 260 netbooks/iPads, 78 teaching rooms, a gymnasium and sports hall. Specialist rooms are also available for music, art and drama.
Built in 2011, we have a fully featured Travel and Tourism ICT suite with professional video conferencing facilities which is used to communicate with people from around the world.
Our Technology Department was one of the first in the country to be awarded £250,000 which has enabled us to provide an outstanding range of equipment and facilities.
We have a well stocked Library/Resource Centre where pupils can research and access information from a wide variety of resources.
Our extensive sports fields, including an all weather pitch, are amongst the best in the county enabling us to offer 15 different sports to our pupils.
The whole school has wheelchair access and facilities for the disabled are provided.
Students Admission Figures
- Number of students on roll in September 2014: 1333
- Indicated admission number for Academic Year 2014/2015: 230
- Published admission number for September 2015: 230