Education

As Falmouth prepares to host first-ever UK “National Minority” summit, what next for the Cornish Project?

By Anne North A £10,000 summit for Britain’s “national minorities” is due to take place in Falmouth this week, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Cornwall being included within...

Looe’s library to close for three months, pending conversion to a “community hub”

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Looe’s library is to close next week for renovation.  A temporary mobile service will start in Looe starting on 8th July and continue for three months....

Bishop of St Germans moving on to new pastures

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Bishop of St Germans is to leave his post for a new job within the Church of England.  Chris Goldsmith is to become leader of...

UK’s National Minorities invited to Falmouth to celebrate five years of Cornwall’s “protected” status

By Rashleigh MacFarlane County Hall is trying to drum up enthusiasm for a “National Minorities’ Summit” to be held at Falmouth University next month to celebrate the fifth anniversary...

Success at last for five year campaign to save St Just library

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Work has started to re-roof the roof and entrance porch of St Just Library, which has been safeguarded following a successful five-year campaign by local people....

Safer Cornwall campaign warns of “tombstoning” dangers

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Police and council officials have renewed their warning to young people about the dangers of “tombstoning” off Cornish coasts. Cornwall Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and...

Roselyon school to close – not enough pupils, say trustees

By Peter Tremayne Roselyon school, founded in 1952, is to close.  The private school, based at Lanlivery, caters for children aged 3-11.  It charges fees of up to £3,800...

Twenty rural schools in Cornwall to get fibre broadband

By Julia Penhaligon Twenty schools in Cornwall are to benefit from government investment to install fibre broadband.  It is part of a £200 million programme to improve connectivity in...

There are no illegal schools in Cornwall, says County Hall

By Graham Smith There are no unregistered schools in Cornwall, according to a Freedom of Information answer supplied by County Hall. Last month Ofsted reported there were more than...

10,600 children in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly “have experienced sexual abuse” – new report

By Graham Smith Nearly 11,000 children in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have experienced some form of sexual abuse, according to a new report. A new three-year strategy...

Search is on for the location to build a new secondary school near Cornwall’s north coast

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has started looking for a site for a new secondary school on the north coast to help ease pressure for places in and around...

Cornwall Council “does not know” how many children are not in school

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has admitted that it has no way of knowing how many children in Cornwall are not attending school.  Some of the children who are...

Saltash library opening ceremony today

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Residents in Saltash are invited to celebrate the official launch of their library today (Saturday.) The service is being transferred to Saltash Town Council as part...

“No need” for a new faith school in Saltash

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council is coming under pressure to reject proposals for a new faith school in Saltash. The government is offering cash for a Voluntary Aided Christian...

St Agnes parish council becomes the latest minor local authority to take control of its library

By Anne North St Agnes parish council has become the latest minor local authority to take over the running of its local library. St Agnes library will remain part...

Cornwall’s school children stage another “strike” in protest against global warming

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Around 300 young people gathered at County Hall, Truro, on Friday to call for more action on climate change. It was one of several demonstrations around...

Padstow library set to close

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The future of Padstow Library is in doubt, as the “devolution” process which seeks to transfer responsibility from Cornwall Council to town and parish councils is...

EXCLUSIVE: Falmouth University staff survey says three quarters fear speaking out

By Graham Smith The latest official staff survey at Falmouth University paints a picture of poor morale, with only 26% confident of speaking up and challenging management. The survey,...

Cornwall Council pays out over boy who missed school

By Richard Whitehouse Cornwall Council has been ordered to pay £3,500 to a boy and his mum after he missed a year of school. The Local Government and Social...

A cabinet member revolted, and a senior Lib Dem was missing – the inside story of a Cornwall Council budget defeat which delivered an extra £1 million for Cornwall’s children

By Anne North Labour’s one-vote victory over Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats yesterday (Tuesday) – securing an extra £1 million for children’s services – was achieved thanks to the abstention of...