Poltair School

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Poltair School
Established 1907
Headteacher Stephen Tong
Location Trevarthian Road
St Austell
Cornwall
PL25 4BZ
England Coordinates: 50°20′35″N 4°47′11″W / 50.34298°N 4.78629°W / 50.34298; -4.78629
Local authority Cornwall Council
DfE number ???/4157
DfE URN 112052 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 803
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Colours Traditionally bottle-green, currently navy blue
Website www.poltairschool.co.uk

Poltair School, located on the site of the former St Austell Grammar School in St Austell, Cornwall, England.

Admissions[edit]

It has educational links with schools in Dithmarschen, Germany, notably the Gymnasium Heide-Ost. It has also had links with College Des Quatre Vents in Lanmeur, Brittany, France.

History[edit]

Grammar school[edit]

It was founded in 1907.

Comprehensive[edit]

It became comprehensive in 1971, at the same time that it lost its sixth form. St Austell Sixth Form College was built at the same time next to the Mid-Cornwall College of Further Education on Palace Road. These merged in 1993[1] to form St Austell College, opposite the school.

In 2007, Poltair School held its Centenary, which included guided tours of the school, a service at St Johns Methodist Church, and celebrations at St Austell's Eden Project.

Buildings[edit]

The school has recently undergone a £5 million redevelopment programme, which included a new main hall, dining hall, radio studio, and dance/drama facilities, amongst other additions.

The school launched a full student radio station, Inferno Radio, in 2004.

Academic performance[edit]

The school's GCSE pass rate increased 16% in the 2 years up until July 2007. However its GCSE pass rate is well below the England average, and the second lowest in Cornwall (above Redruth School).

Notable former pupils[edit]

St Austell County Grammar School[edit]

References[edit]

  • The Times Monday 30 October 1972, page 12

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