Truro and Penwith College A GSG School
- Truro and Penwith College
- Head: Mr David Walrond
- T 01872 267000
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.truro-penwith.ac.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 16 to 19
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Cornwall
- Pupils: 6,500
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Open days: January, March, May, November, December
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
The principal reckons that in today’s society, where teenagers are ‘protected and often infantalised’ by their parents, the college prepares youngsters well for university. They learn to be self sufficient and independent, while being supported through their studies. The size and bustling atmosphere can be bewildering at first but it’s not a place where students feel lost...
What the school says...
Truro and Penwith College is one of the best colleges in the country for its excellence in high quality education and training. The redevelopment of the Penzance college site is fully completed providing the best facilities to match those at the Truro site. It offers the same outstanding quality provision that has been established in Truro as one of the best educational settings in the south west of the country.Learners achievements are of an exceptionally high standard. In the DFE Achievement and Attainment Tables (published January 2014), Truro and Penwith College, with by far the largest entry, was on all measures ranked at or near the top out of all the schools and colleges in Cornwall, (excluding private providers with selective entry). The college is the top state funded provider in Cornwall on every A level measure and one of the best performing colleges nationally. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking Mathematical Studies at an English Comprehensive School (IBO Standard level component)
- Best performance by Girls taking Mathematical Studies at an English Comprehensive School (IBO Standard level component)
International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.
What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2010, David Walrond MA MBA PGCE (50s). Read English at Exeter University (followed by MA in 20th century religious verse), PGCE at Jesus College, Oxford and an MBA in education management at Leicester University. Previously director of curriculum, quality and planning at Truro and Penwith College for seven years. Has worked in post-16 colleges in London, Hampshire and Cheshire and was an associate Ofsted inspector for five years. Early in his career he lived in Italy for four years, doing everything from driving a forklift truck to lecturing in English at Padua University – ‘a real life education,’ he says.
Although his PGCE was in secondary education he has always worked with post-16 students. He believes that ‘11 to 18 is too big a phase to teach under one roof,’...
Special Education Needs
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|