Education

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By Graham Smith Cornwall Council’s £170 million redevelopment of Truro is to be withdrawn from the agenda for Wednesday’s cabinet meeting to spare the ruling administration further embarrassment, after...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

Covid-19: Cornwall’s schools now have seven times as many pupils in class as during Lockdown 1

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The number of children attending Cornwall’s schools is currently seven times what it was during the first Covid-19 lockdown.  Public health leaders in Cornwall are urging...

Anger as “free school meals” replacement serves near-empty boxes to Cornwall’s hungry children

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The government has said it is investigating widespread reports that its replacement meals service for children unable to attend school because of Covid-19 is supplying boxes...

At least 17 Cornish primary schools closed because of Covid-19

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall Council is trying to collate information about which schools are closed today (Monday) because of Covid-19, despite the urging of Prime Minister Boris Johnson that...

Some Cornish schools announce last-minute closures because of Covid-19

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Several Cornish primary schools are not reopening today (Monday) despite the urging of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. A flurry of last-minute posts on social media last...

Chaos and confusion as nobody knows which schools in Cornwall will open tomorrow, as Covid-19 spirals out of control

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Parents across Cornwall are being urged to check with their children’s school as the debate about reopening continues in government.  With fewer than 14 hours before...

Will today’s Covid rules outlaw Cornwall’s New Year’s Eve parties?

By Anne North Cornwall will find out this afternoon (Wednesday) about the Covid-19 restrictions which will apply for New Year’s Eve celebrations tomorrow evening. Political opinion is divided between...

Eden Project to stay closed until at least 6th January

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Eden Project is to remain closed until at least 6th January, following landslides caused by flooding on 19th and 20th December.  The charity says the...