Humphry Davy School
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|Chair of Governors||Katherine Uren|
|Specialism||Music College with Maths|
|Local authority||Cornwall Council|
|DfE URN||112067 Tables|
|Houses||Grenville, Trevithick, Trelawny and Godolphin|
|Colours||(in corresponding order) Green, Blue, Yellow, Red|
Humphry Davy School is a comprehensive school in Penzance, Cornwall, England. The school teaches 11–16 year olds. In 2005 it gained specialist status, as a Music College. Humphry Davy school is located just outside Penzance town centre on Coombe Road, and backs onto Penwith College.
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The school was the Humphry Davy Grammar School for Boys on Coombe Road until 1980. It then became a comprehensive school with the name Humphry Davy School. Princess Anne visited the school on 22 January 1999.
The school is spread between four buildings of which the largest building houses the reception, English, Physical Education, Modern Foreign Languages and Humanities subjects. The other large building caters for Science, Mathematics and Performing Arts, as well as housing the canteen. The two smaller buildings are the Technology block, and the Creative and Cultural Studies block.
In 2006 a group of students from the school became one of the first of their age group to cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats. These students were: Dean Fry, Lizzie Weeks, George Hole, Nathan Sheldon, Amy Cuttle, Ellie Samuels, Matt Collins, Tom Freethy, Joe Chambers, Ollie Monk and Tom Pearson. Students from the school also won an MTV award when a video they created was shown on MTV accompanying Tom Baxter's song.
Humphry Davy Grammar School for Boys
- Francis Foster Barham, religious writer known as the 'Alist'
- David Collins CBE, Chief Executive since 2009 of the Learning and Skills Improvement Service, and president from 2008–2009 of the Association of Colleges
- Michael Grandage, theatre director
- Mike Lake CBE, Director General of the English-Speaking Union, 2009-11, chief executive of Help the Aged
- Colin Lyne, President from 1994–1995 of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, and Chairman from 2000–2002 of the European Council of Purchasing and Supply
- Richard Pentreath, Research Professor, Environmental Systems Science Centre from 2000–2007 at the University of Reading, and Chief Scientist from 1995–2000 at the Environment Agency and from 1989–1995 at the National Rivers Authority
- Quinton Quayle, Ambassador to Thailand since 2007, and to Romania from 2002 to 2006
- Jack Richards, Surrey and England cricketer
- Alan Rogers (headmaster), headmaster from 1990–2006 of Wellington School, Somerset
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