Education

EXCLUSIVE: Official figures reveal sharp drop in number of students applying to Falmouth University

By Peter Tremayne The number of students applying to Falmouth University has fallen dramatically.  Figures just published by UCAS show that the total number of applications for the 2018...

Cornwall’s “micro” libraries under threat as County Hall embarks on another review

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s network of “micro” libraries is to be reviewed, with a warning that “there may be some difficult decisions in areas where a vocal few are...

Cornwall’s special schools for excluded pupils expand into Devon

By Peter Tremayne The new Multi Academy Trust responsible for children excluded from mainstream schools has launched formally at an event in Saltash. Lisa Mannall, the Department for Education’s...

Five Cornish schools abandoned by their Multi Academy Trust hope to have their new “sponsor” soon

The five Cornish schools which had been part of the Truro-based Adventure Learning Academy Trust should get a new “sponsor” early next year, the Department for Education has told...

School transport policy which forces 11-year-olds to risk their lives must be reviewed, says Delabole councillor

28th November 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Cornwall Council policy which says it is reasonable for 16 children in Delabole to walk nearly three miles to school along a...

Big rise in school fines for unauthorised absences

22nd November 2018 By Richard Whitehouse The number of parents in Cornwall fined for taking their children out of school to go on holiday has increased dramatically in a...

Cornwall College braces itself for the next phase of its “Fresh Start”

5th November 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane While central government considers giving Truro and Penwith College £3 million to help it build a new rugby stadium at Threemilestone, ministers are...

Falmouth University says new recruitment company poses no threat to existing staff

23rd October 2018 By Julia Penhaligon Falmouth University has moved to reassure existing staff that its establishment of a new recruitment company poses no threat to their pay or...

Cornwall loses its A-team as three top managers set to depart County Hall’s Children’s Services

18th October 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s social workers are reeling this morning (Thursday) from news that their leadership team at County Hall is to leave. The three most...

Falmouth University bosses set up their own private company to handle human resources

18th October 2018 By Graham Smith The bosses of Falmouth University have set up their own private company to hire and fire staff. Vice Chancellor Anne Carlisle and chair...

Cornwall Council learns the price of everything, but questions of value remain open to political judgement

8th October 2018 By Anne North The transfer of schools out of local authority control to become academies cost Cornwall’s council taxpayers more than £90 million last year, according...

Cornwall’s children’s services to stay at County Hall, as officials out-fox Tories over outsourcing

4th October 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall’s Tory councillors were left fuming yesterday (Wednesday) when a key scrutiny committee decided, on the casting vote of its chair, to keep...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall Council grants more than £400,000 in tax breaks to private schools

14th September 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is awarding business rates’ relief worth hundreds of thousands of pounds to private schools.  All eight private schools in Cornwall are...

Labour calls for inquiry into Cornwall-based Multi-Academy Trust

13th September 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Labour Party is calling for an “urgent and independent inquiry” into how multi-academy trusts are regulated, following Monday’s BBC Panorama investigation into...

Nearly £40 million unspent at County Hall, as Delabole parents face bus pass bills

10th September 2018 By Graham Smith The parents of 21 schoolchildren from Delabole are to each be invoiced £280 for bus passes, after they refused to let their children...

Delabole bus pass row comes to the boil

3rd September 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The row over school transport between Delabole and Camelford will intensify over the next 24 hours as some children prepare to walk nearly...

Hall for Cornwall finds a new home for instruments and equipment, as the demolition squad prepares to move in

25th July 2018 By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Hall for Cornwall, now closed for refurbishment, has loaned much of its equipment to local organisations until it is able to re-open....

“Listen to Delabole,” Prime Minister tells County Hall, as the annual battle of the school bus pass reaches Parliament

5th July 2018 By Anne North Prime Minister Theresa May has urged Cornwall Council to “listen to the residents of Delabole” in the annual battle of school transport as...

New student accommodation plans at Penryn

4th July 2018 By Richard Whitehouse New plans have been submitted to build 329 rooms of student accommodation on an industrial estate in Penryn. The outline planning application has...

Prime Minister set to enter the fray as Cornwall Council’s “walk to school” ruling reaches Parliament

4th July 2018 By Graham Smith Cornwall Council is coming under increasing pressure to scrap its policy of making children walk to school between Delabole and Camelford.  Prime Minister...