The School is in premises purpose built in 1984, and overlooks the scenic St Ives Bay on the Cornish North Coast.
Settled for thousands of years, the town had at one time a shipping line and nineteen tin mines, one of which, The Trenwith Mine, supplied minerals for Marie Curie’s experiments.
St Ives now forms part of Penwith District. The town is about 300 miles from London, 70 from Plymouth and 8 from Penzance.
The traditional industries of fishing and farming continue but have been largely overshadowed by tourism, which began with the coming of the railways, and the associated service industries.
Facilities in the district include excellent communication by road and rail, libraries, local history museums, an open air theatre, three golf courses, art, pottery, music, beautiful scenery, water sport, fishing, sub-tropical flora, rambling, climbing……
The children mainly transfer from the adjacent Infant School at the age of seven and most transfer to St Ives Comprehensive School (a Technology College) nearby, when they become year 7’s. There is a significant mobility factor regarding pupils moving into and out of the area.
Currently the staff complement is Headteacher Ms Ruth Davey and Deputy Head Mrs Ali Watts with 6 full time and 4 part time class teachers, each with areas of curriculum responsibility.
The classes are organised with 2 parallel classes in each year group. The Inclusion section explains more about support staff in school.
Our secretary Mrs Mary Prescott is always on hand in reception or at the end of the telephone, and she will be very pleased to answer any queries. The day to day care and maintenance of the building is in the hands of our excellent Site Supervisor Mr Richard Drake, whilst the cleaning is carried out by County Cleaning services. The kitchen is now run by the company “Chartwells”, with creative Mr Mike Duce as ‘cook in charge’. The meals are of a high standard with fish fingers being the only reconstituted element. All vegetables are freshly prepared each day and organic local ingredients are prioritised. Students are welcome to either buy a school lunch each day at a cost of £2.30 or to bring packed lunch.
We are a validated Healthy School with an active pupil council and only healthy tuck is available for sale before school begins each day. We encourage all pupils to bring fruit and not sweets or chocolate as mid morning snacks and fizzy drinks of any kind are not permitted. Drinking water is readily available throughout the school as detailed in the school tour!