Education

Local government Ombudsman rules against Cornwall Council, and in favour of Delabole families, in the long running saga of school bus passes

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has apologised to the parents of children from Delabole whose bus passes were taken away because County Hall officials decreed that they could walk,...

Pondhu primary school to keep temporary classroom – at the expense of its playing field

By Richard Whitehouse A primary school has been allowed to keep temporary classrooms because a development which was set to provide funding for a permanent building has stalled. Cornwall...

Temporary classroom or play space? Planners to decide for Pondhu primary school

By Richard Whitehouse Planners meet today (Monday) to decide if a primary school can keep a temporary classroom for an extra three years, despite opposition from Sport England. Pondhu...

Advocates for Roma gypsies and speakers of ancient Norman among those attending the UK’s first “National Minorities Summit” at Falmouth tomorrow

By Anne North About 90 people are expected to attend the first-ever UK National Minorities Summit, at Falmouth, tomorrow (Friday.) Hosted by Cornwall Council, the event is to mark...

Archaeologists digging deeper to help Calstock Roman fort yield its secrets

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Archaeologists have discovered a Roman road and possible ancient mine during excavations at Calstock, Tamar Valley. Experts will now carry out further analysis of the previously-unknown...

As Falmouth prepares to host first-ever UK “National Minority” summit, what next for the Cornish Project?

By Anne North A £10,000 summit for Britain’s “national minorities” is due to take place in Falmouth this week, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Cornwall being included within...

Looe’s library to close for three months, pending conversion to a “community hub”

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Looe’s library is to close next week for renovation.  A temporary mobile service will start in Looe starting on 8th July and continue for three months....

Bishop of St Germans moving on to new pastures

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Bishop of St Germans is to leave his post for a new job within the Church of England.  Chris Goldsmith is to become leader of...

UK’s National Minorities invited to Falmouth to celebrate five years of Cornwall’s “protected” status

By Rashleigh MacFarlane County Hall is trying to drum up enthusiasm for a “National Minorities’ Summit” to be held at Falmouth University next month to celebrate the fifth anniversary...

Success at last for five year campaign to save St Just library

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Work has started to re-roof the roof and entrance porch of St Just Library, which has been safeguarded following a successful five-year campaign by local people....

Safer Cornwall campaign warns of “tombstoning” dangers

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Police and council officials have renewed their warning to young people about the dangers of “tombstoning” off Cornish coasts. Cornwall Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and...

Roselyon school to close – not enough pupils, say trustees

By Peter Tremayne Roselyon school, founded in 1952, is to close.  The private school, based at Lanlivery, caters for children aged 3-11.  It charges fees of up to £3,800...

Twenty rural schools in Cornwall to get fibre broadband

By Julia Penhaligon Twenty schools in Cornwall are to benefit from government investment to install fibre broadband.  It is part of a £200 million programme to improve connectivity in...

There are no illegal schools in Cornwall, says County Hall

By Graham Smith There are no unregistered schools in Cornwall, according to a Freedom of Information answer supplied by County Hall. Last month Ofsted reported there were more than...

10,600 children in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly “have experienced sexual abuse” – new report

By Graham Smith Nearly 11,000 children in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have experienced some form of sexual abuse, according to a new report. A new three-year strategy...

Search is on for the location to build a new secondary school near Cornwall’s north coast

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has started looking for a site for a new secondary school on the north coast to help ease pressure for places in and around...

Cornwall Council “does not know” how many children are not in school

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has admitted that it has no way of knowing how many children in Cornwall are not attending school.  Some of the children who are...

Saltash library opening ceremony today

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Residents in Saltash are invited to celebrate the official launch of their library today (Saturday.) The service is being transferred to Saltash Town Council as part...

“No need” for a new faith school in Saltash

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is coming under pressure to reject proposals for a new faith school in Saltash. The government is offering cash for a Voluntary Aided Christian...

St Agnes parish council becomes the latest minor local authority to take control of its library

By Anne North St Agnes parish council has become the latest minor local authority to take over the running of its local library. St Agnes library will remain part...