Bodmin College

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Coordinates: 50°27′32″N 4°42′40″W / 50.459°N 4.711°W / 50.459; -4.711

Bodmin College
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Lostwithiel Road

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PL31 1DD

Established1870 as a college; 1 January 2011 as an academy
Department for Education URN136383 Tables
Chair of GovernorsJason Coad
PrincipalEmmie Seward-Adams
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1,464 (333 Sixth Form)
Colour(s)Black,Yellow and Red

Bodmin College is a secondary academy school that serves the community of Bodmin, Cornwall, England. The principal is Emmie Seward-Adams. The college converted to an academy on 1 January 2011.


In 2007, the college decided to change the GCSE curriculum by introducing a three-year course rather than the conventional two years. Students now choose their GCSE options in Year 8, and take end of year exams in the summer term of year 11. The first year of students to do this finished their GCSE course in the summer term of 2010.

Sixth Form[edit]

The college has sixth form college, catering for approximately 300 sixth form students. The Sixth Form Council maintain standards throughout the Sixth Form as well as acting as the student voice.

The college[edit]

The college entered the BBC TV programme Robot Wars, with the robots Roadblock and Beast of Bodmin, winning Series 1 with Roadblock.

Bodmin College Jazz Orchestra[edit]

The Bodmin College Jazz Orchestra are a group of young musicians under the tutelage of Mr Vincent who play a range of music in a big band jazz style; from Ellington, to the Beatles, to Santana. All the members of the Jazz Orchestra are students at the College. They have regularly toured abroad to Germany, France, Spain, and Australia. The Jazz Orchestra play at functions; fetes, wedding parties, fund raising events, formal concerts, open days.

Notable former pupils[edit]

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