Cape Cornwall School

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Cape Cornwall School
Cape Cornwall Logo.gif
Logo for Cape Cornwall School
Cape Cornwall Road

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TR19 7JX

Coordinates50°07′31″N 5°41′00″W / 50.12522°N 5.68339°W / 50.12522; -5.68339Coordinates: 50°07′31″N 5°41′00″W / 50.12522°N 5.68339°W / 50.12522; -5.68339
MottoA small school with big ambitions
Local authorityCornwall Council
Department for Education URN112063 Tables
Chair of GovernorsRachel Thomas
HeadJan Woodhouse, Sarah Crawley
Age11 to 16
HousesKelynack, Lafrowda, Lyonesse

Cape Cornwall School is a comprehensive school in St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, England. As of January 2017, the school had 310 pupils aged 11 to 16 years. The Executive Head is Jan Woodhouse and the Head of School is Sarah Crawley with Paul Kellas and Danielle Long as Assistant Heads

The school[edit]

The UK Government awarded specialist Arts status to the school in 2006.[1] The funding, which amounts to over £300,000 over four years, started in September 2006, and was spent on an art gallery 'for the school'. The Creative Arts department are pioneering the new 14-19 Diploma of Creative Media.[2]

In December 2010, Cape Cornwall School's History department was inspected by Ofsted and assessed as outstanding.[3]

In May 2012, it was announced that Cape Cornwall School had reached the final four for the 'Cook For The Queen' competition at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.[4][5]

Cape Cornwall School is part of the 'Penwith Education Trust' and therefore has 'Cooperative Trust Status', meaning the school has links and shares facilities with other local secondary and primary schools.[6]

In 2012, Cape Cornwall School received funding from The Belling Foundation, a charitable trust from the electronics firm Belling, to improve their ICT suits.[7]

In September 2012, a new school uniform was introduced: a blue blazer with white shirt and blue striped tie. The traditional Sky Blue and Navy tie has been worn since the founding of the school. The uniform was democratically voted for by the students, staff and parents. The new uniform was made compulsory for all 2012 Year 7 students, and is being slowly introduced in other years. Quality issues with this initial blue blazer meant that the uniform manufacturer replaced these blazers for black replacements.

Mrs Jan Woodhouse is currently the Executive Headteacher, with Mrs Sarah Crawley as Head of School.[8] In 2017 it was announced that the Governors had decided to appoint Mrs Sarah Crawley as the new Head of School.[9]


The school has three houses: Kelynack (named after the local settlement), Lafrowda (a small area of St Just and the name of the local festival) and Lyonesse (a fictional county in Arthurian legend which has strong Celtic links). The houses are mainly used for organising sports teams within the school. Houses are different from tutor/form groups, however each tutor/form group is assigned a different house which they support. They all compete against each other every year in to earn a cup.


  1. ^ DfES website Archived May 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Cornwall County Council[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "C&D Survey Report" (PDF). Ofsted. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2013-02-04.
  4. ^ Cape Cornwall School [@capeschool] (23 May 2012). "We have just heard that we are down to the final four in the Cook for the Queen competition. Buckingham Palace here we come! So exciting!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "Cook for the Queen". Love British Food. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  6. ^ "The Penwith Education Trust Statutory Notice" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2012-11-10.
  7. ^ "Cape Newsletter" (PDF). July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2012-11-10.
  8. ^ "Cape Cornwall - Staff - Staff - Who's Who". Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  9. ^ "Cape Cornwall - new head of school". Archived from the original on 2017-04-18. Retrieved 2017-04-17.

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