Richard Lander School
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|Motto||"Be the best you can be"|
|Headteacher||Mr Steven Mulcahy|
|Chair of Governors||Rob Loosemore|
|Location||Higher Besore Road
|Local authority||Cornwall Council|
|DfE URN||112055 Tables|
|Houses||Godrevy, Pentire, Rame and Towan|
The Richard Lander School is a secondary school located in Truro, Cornwall, England. It is named after Richard Lemon Lander. Ornamental artefacts from the Iron Age have been discovered buried under the school's playing fields.
Richard Lander school has an astro turf, two tennis courts. Every year on sports day pupils compete in different events such as shotput, 100m sprint and a 1,500 m run to score points for their communities.
Students can take one of three routes in Years 10 and 11. The English Baccalaureate, also known as the Red route, enables students to pick from a language, a humanity (excluding RE), and a further two options, in addition to the core subjects. The blue route enables students to pick from a wide variety of subjects, with a mix of GCSEs and BTECs with DT as a compulsory topic. The green route enables students to spend one or two days at the nearby Truro College. English Literature is also compulsory for Middle & Top Sets.
Other GCSE options include ICT, Art, Drama, Physical Education, Religious Education, Media, Music, Geography, History (Social and Economic or Modern World), Engineering (Double GCSE) and Health And Social Care (Double GCSE). Psychology is another subejct that students can study.
Notable former pupils
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- Darren Dawidiuk, rugby player with Cornish Pirates and currently Gloucester Rugby
- Alex Parks, singer, winner of Fame Academy
- Rob Thirlby, rugby player with Saracens, Bath Rugby, Gloucester Rugby
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