Education

School with only three pupils will close for good next month

18th December 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe tiny primary school at St Martin in Meneage, on The Lizard, is to close for good next month.  It will end term this week...

Is it now the end of the road for Cornish school with only three pupils?

30th November 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe future of the St Martin in Meneage primary school, which currently has only three pupils, looks set to be decided within the next few...

Glass half-full or half-empty? Social mobility report is not helpful to Cornwall’s pursuit of government aid

28th November 2017By Anne NorthCornwall is not as poor as we have been encouraged to think, according to today’s report by the Social Mobility Commission.The report, State of the...

Number of pupils at St Martin In Meneage primary school collapses to just three

27th November 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe tiny village primary school at St Martin-in-Meneage, on The Lizard, appears doomed after the number of pupils who attend has crashed to only three.The...

Petition opposing compulsory purchase of Cornish farm reaches 4,000 in only 5 days

25th November 2017By Anne NorthNearly 4,000 people have signed an online petition to oppose the compulsory purchase of an equestrian centre near Penryn, wanted by Cornwall Council for the...

School with only 12 pupils still waiting for government decision about its future

23rd November 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneThe government is still considering the future of one of Cornwall’s smallest primary schools, five months after its local directors decided it was in the...

Landowner accuses “land-grab” council of behaving like a communist regime over student village plans

20th November 2017By Julia PenhaligonA Penryn landowner has accused Cornwall Council of behaving like a communist regime by seeking to use compulsory purchase powers to seize his property for...

Crunch-week approaches for the problem of Falmouth’s student accommodation

18th November 2017By Graham SmithFalmouth is bracing itself for a series of planning appeals which will go a long way towards determining how hundreds of university students are housed...

Radical changes on the way for Cornwall’s children’s services

16th November 2017By Julia PenhaligonCornwall’s children’s services are to be outsourced to an arms-length “Teckal” company, following a decision by Cornwall Council’s cabinet yesterday (Wednesday.)The cabinet also agreed to...

Falmouth University made misleading “league table” claims, rules Advertising Standards Authority

15th November 2017By Anne NorthFalmouth University has been severely reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority for making misleading claims, in a bid to attract more students.The ASA ruling requires...

Cornwall asks to set its own prices for alcohol, as part of wide-ranging bid for health devolution

3rd November 2017By Graham SmithCornwall could get the chance to devise its own alcohol pricing policy, if the government agrees to a set of proposals for devolving more power...

Living in a box? Not yet, as planners throw out proposals to house Falmouth students in shipping containers

31st October 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlanePlans to house Falmouth University students in steel shipping containers have been rejected by Cornwall councillors.The council's central sub-area planning committee voted yesterday (Monday) to...

Falmouth students face prospect of £99/week to live in a modified shipping container

30th October 2017By Anne NorthControversial plans to use “shipping containers” for housing Falmouth University students are due to come before local councillors today (Monday).  If approved, students could be...

Planning officials recommend approval of “shipping container” housing for Falmouth University students

23rd October 2017By Anne NorthControversial plans to use “shipping containers” for housing Falmouth University students have been recommended for approval by Cornwall Council officials.A proposal to provide accommodation for...

TUC chief in Cornwall to draw attention to plight of low paid

20th October 2017By Graham SmithTUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady is in Cornwall ahead of a rally tomorrow (Saturday) to protest against low pay.In a day-long tour today she visited...

Cornwall’s libraries: the “devolution revolution” is taking longer than expected

20th October 2017By Anne NorthCornwall’s “pioneering” reform of the county’s libraries is to be extended for a further year, as council officials struggle to find local partners willing to...

Cornwall’s MPs lost for words about Falmouth University chief’s £300,000 pay and pension deal

11th October 2017By Peter TremayneAll but one of Cornwall’s MPs appear too busy to comment on news that the Vice Chancellor of Falmouth University is on a pay-and-pension package...

EXCLUSIVE: How Falmouth University spent nearly £1 million to say goodbye to its top academics, swapping arts for Asset Finance

14th September 2017By Graham SmithMore than 30 staff have left Falmouth University under “compromise agreements” within seven years, an investigation by Cornwall Reports has established.The direct cost to the...

Government to rule on whether St Martin in Meneage can keep its primary school

12th July 2017By Rashleigh MacFarlaneEducation Secretary Justine Greening will make the final decision about St Martin in Meneage primary school on The Lizard, whose directors have decided to push...