Education

Falmouth School reports “effective action” after nearly losing funding two years ago

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Nearly two years after Falmouth School was warned its funding was at risk, the latest Ofsted report speaks of local leaders taking “effective action to provide...

Plan to demolish “brutal” former primary school and replace it with a new community centre put on hold, as Historic England considers listing request

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Plans to demolish the old Treyew primary school in Truro might have to wait for a “listed building” assessment by Historic England. The school, which closed...

For sale: Grade 1 listed church, in small rural parish, only £65,000

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The latest twist in the 700-year-old history of a small Cornish church appears to be unfolding, with another attempt to sell the Grade 1 listed building...

Dismay as Bodmin’s swim club for eight-year-olds cannot start until 8pm

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Competitive swimming could disappear in Cornwall unless publicly-owned leisure facilities are run in a way which meets the needs of local communities, according to one of...

Anne Carlisle quits Falmouth University

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Falmouth University has started the search for a new vice chancellor and chief executive.  Professor Anne Carlisle, 65, has announced that she plans to step down...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s numbers continue to rise, as the “recovery roadmap” heads towards its next target date

By Anne North New Covid cases are increasing in Cornwall, as daily data shows a third consecutive rise to 15.9 per 100,000 population Although still far lower than the...

Tough questions ahead for County Hall, as leisure centres remain closed until the middle of the election campaign

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of Cornwall’s leisure centres is likely to be questioned again tomorrow (Tuesday) when councillors consider the latest update from the Cornwall Council cabinet member...

No more tiers? Covid restrictions in Cornwall will lift at the same pace as those in England

By Anne North There will be no early return to local tiers when Boris Johnson unveils his “roadmap” out of Covid lockdown this afternoon. Cornwall Reports understands that the...

And planet shall speak unto planet: nearly 60 years after the first Telstar transmission, Goonhilly listens in to Mars

By Peter Tremayne Nearly 60 years after capturing the world’s first trans-Atlantic live broadcast, the Goonhilly Earth Station, on The Lizard, now hopes to listen in to live transmissions...

Ombudsman criticises Cornwall Council for failing to ensure children not in school are receiving education

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has not been doing enough to ensure that children who are not in school are getting an education, according to the Local Government and...

Major expansion plans at Launceston College

By Richard Whitehouse A secondary school has revealed new plans for an extension which will increase capacity and add new facilities. Launceston College has launched consultation on the plans...

“You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!” – inquest opens into how £170 million regeneration of Truro got wrecked before it even started

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s £170 million redevelopment of Truro is to be withdrawn from the agenda for Wednesday’s cabinet meeting to spare the ruling administration further embarrassment, after...

Government gives the go-ahead for 1,350-pupil new secondary school near St Agnes

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has given the go-ahead for a new secondary school in the St Agnes-Goonhavern area, to the west of Truro. The exact site is yet...

“We’ll consider a wide range of business models,” says council, as consultants look at the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres

By Julia Penhaligon Consultants hired to investigate the future of Cornwall’s leisure centres have been asked to consider a wide range of potential business models, according to County Hall’s...

County Hall hires private consultants to help rescue its private management of publicly-owned leisure centres

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council is poised to offer another bail-out to its private leisure operator, GLL – while a firm of private consultants draws up plans which some...

Objectors’ fury at plan to turn Lostwithiel golf course into “cookery campus”

By Richard Whitehouse Plans by the co-founder of the Eden Project to build a new attraction in Lostwithiel have attracted objections from locals. Sir Tim Smit, with his son...

Plans published for Lostwithiel centre to study plant science

By Richard Whitehouse Detailed plans for the latest venture from Eden Project co-founder Tim Smit have been published. Sir Tim shared a video last year about his plans for...

Cornwall Council will provide free school meals at half term

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council will provide free school meals over the February half term after the Department for Education told schools yesterday (14th January) that the government would...

Concern over the future of Cornwall’s pre-school nurseries

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall councillors have called for more to be done to help nurseries and pre-schools which are losing out on funding. Early years providers like nurseries and...

Cornwall Council condemns “poor value for money” food boxes provided to children who qualify for free school meals

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council has condemned companies which have provided inadequate “school meals” to the children of families impacted by the Covid pandemic. County Hall has contacted the...