Education

Housing plan for Carclaze primary school will go ahead, despite fire, says council chief

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council says it is going ahead with plans to provide housing on the site of the former Carclaze primary school at St Austell, which burned...

MP turns the heat on County Hall as fire destroys St Austell’s historic former primary school

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A row has broken out over the circumstances behind this morning’s (Wednesday) fire at the former Carclaze School, St Austell. Fire crews from across Cornwall were...

Covid-19: Cornwall now has a local lockdown plan, but still does not know how it will work

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council has called for more clarity about what it can do to control any Coronavirus outbreaks. The call follows yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) publication of County Hall’s...

Here it is: the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Covid-19 Local Outbreak Management Plan

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s local lockdown plan is now available – the 41-page document was published this morning (Wednesday) and reveals the membership of the board which will...

23 Cornish schools succeed in bids for essential repairs

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has named 23 schools in Cornwall which are among those to benefit from the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF), announced in April. The schools were...

Will all of Cornwall’s leisure centres re-open next month? County Hall promises a statement soon

By Anne North Cornwall’s leisure centres face an uncertain future as talks continue over whether all 12 facilities will re-open next month. GLL, the private management company which won...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s Local Outbreak Board will focus on care homes, schools and workplaces

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s Local Outbreak Board – the County Hall-run Covid-19 organisation which will decide who can go out and who must stay indoors – will focus on...

Falmouth University stands still at 77th in the latest national league table

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Falmouth University has held its place in the latest Good University Guide league tables. The university is today ranked 77th, the same as last year, in...

“Don’t burst my bubble” – the slogan which officials hope will protect Cornwall’s children from Covid-19

By Richard Whitehouse “Don’t burst my bubble!” That is the message going out to children who will be returning to school from tomorrow (Monday.) Cornwall Council has launched a...

Back to school? It’s going to look very different to the traditional classroom, as children adjust to the new “bubbles”

By Richard Whitehouse A primary school headteacher in Cornwall has explained how her school has got ready to welcome children back to classroom from next week. Schools have been...

Bishop of Truro has “real and serious concern” about Boris Johnson’s defence of Dominic Cummings

By Graham Smith The Bishop of Truro has joined in the chorus of criticism aimed at Boris Johnson’s justification of aide Dominic Cummings’s flouting of the Covid-19 lockdown rules....

Details start to emerge about which schools in Cornwall will reopen next week

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One of Cornwall’s largest multi-academy trusts (MATs) has announced its schools will be re-opening next week.  The Aspire Multi Academy Trust, which runs 27 schools, will...

Cornwall Council will not fine parents who do not send their children back to school on 1st June

By Richard Whitehouse Parents who decide that they do not want to send their children back to school next month will not be fined. Cornwall Council said that it...

Should children go back to school on 1st June? It’s nothing to do with us, says Cornwall Council

By Julia Penhaligon With less than two weeks to go before the government’s “back to school” deadline, parents and teachers in Cornwall still have no idea if classrooms will...

Poltair School headteacher steps down after 12 years

By Richard Whitehouse The head teacher of a secondary school has resigned saying he wants to “pursue other career opportunities”. Stephen Tong was head teacher at Poltair School in...

Menheniot temporary classroom approved

By Richard Whitehouse A primary school has been granted planning permission for a temporary classroom which it says is needed because a bid for funding for a permanent building...

Government’s online school meals voucher system is not fit for purpose, says Cornwall Council leader

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government’s attempts to stop children going hungry during the Covid-19 lockdown has been described as “not fit for purpose” by Cornwall Council leader Julian German....

Covid-19 testing for all key workers goes live – but not in Cornwall

By Anne North The Local Resilience Forum for Devon and Cornwall has started inviting members of the public to contact it directly with requests for Covid-19 testing, and Personal...

Foodbanks to the rescue as government’s online voucher scheme leaves Cornwall’s schoolchildren without a meal

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s voluntary sector has rallied to help hungry children after the government’s school meals voucher scheme collapsed over the Easter bank holiday weekend.  Nearly 8,000 children...

Covid-19 lockdown risks increasing domestic abuse in Cornwall, warn police

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Safer Cornwall has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the increased risks of domestic abuse during the Covid-19 lockdown. Police say they are concerned that...