Penair School

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Penair School
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Motto Disce Ut Vivas : Learn [in order] to live
Established 1970s
Type Academy
Headteacher Mr James Davidson
Location St Clement's Hill
Coordinates: 50°16′03″N 5°01′51″W / 50.26753°N 5.03081°W / 50.26753; -5.03081
DfE URN 136567 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Staff 115
Students 936
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Houses Levant, Crofty, Botallack, Geevor
Colours Blue, Red, Green and Yellow

Penair School is a secondary academy school in Truro, Cornwall, England, for children aged 11 to 16. It is named after Penair House, a mansion built in the late 18th century by Rear-Admiral Robert Carthew Reynolds. It is currently graded as a school that requires improvement by government inspectors Ofsted.[1]

The school is situated at the top of St Clement's Hill, and has several playing fields as well as other facilities such as a fitness suite and an Astroturf pitch. James Davidson became Penair's Headteacher in September 2015 with Robert Sharpe and Mrs Eastburn-Cutts both being Deputy Heads..[2]

In 2004, the school was Specialist Schools Status as a Science College and converted to become an Academy in 2011. Penair School is a member of the Truro and Roseland Learning Community and is the sponsor for Tregolls School, a primary academy in Truro.

Notable former pupils[edit]

  • Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid, George Cross holder[3]
  • Tom Voyce, rugby union player, for London Welsh and England[4]
  • Tom Stubbs, Politician, responsible for saving seven libraries, a pasty tax leaflet that changed news reporting during the Liberal Democrat/Conservative Coalition, and friend to the stars


  1. ^ Ofsted Inspection Report 2013
  2. ^ "Penair School - Staff List". Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  4. ^ Wildman, Rob (2001-05-10). "Voyce confident of making a big noise". Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-01-11.