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Open Day and Open Evening


Open Day and Evening

Open Day:
9.00am until 2.30pm. All Y6 students welcome. Please contact the school for further information and to be involved in this inspiring day.

Open Evening:
6pm until 8pm. Everyone welcome to come and experience the excellent opportunities available at the school.


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Timetable Changes

New timetables will be given to all students by the end of this week in preparation for the start of our new academic year on Monday 2nd June.

This will coincide with the start of study leave for all Year 11 students who will only be required to attend school to take examinations or attend specified revision sessions after Friday 23rd May.

Revision Sessions

There will be Maths and Science revision sessions for selected Year 11 students and Science revision sessions for selected Year 10 students during the half term. Students who are required to attend will be informed by their class teachers.

Staffing (Arrivals and Departures)

Mr Smith will be leaving at the end of this week. I am sure you would like to join me in wishing him every success in the future and thank him for his outstanding contribution to the school, and to the outdoor education programme in particular, which he has organised and led with distinction for many years.

Mr Arney and Mr Bassett will also be leaving at the end of this week after making valuable contributions over the last few months as supply teachers in Technology and Mathematics.

As you will be aware from my last update we are delighted to be welcoming three new permanent members of staff. Mrs Hellerman (Drama), Mr Butterworth (Mathematics) and Mr Hall (English) will be joining us from the beginning of June.

Miss Lawson has now begun her maternity leave. She will be replaced by Mr Iliffe for the second half of this term before Miss Cheeseborough joins us in September to cover the remaining period of leave.

New Year Leader

With effect from the 2nd June, Mr Lockyer will be stepping down from his Year Leader role and will be replaced by Mr Wooders who will become Year 8 Leader. We are grateful to Mr Lockyer for the work he has done in leading our current Year 10 students since last September. The Year Leaders from the 2nd June will therefore be:

Mrs Clemson – Year 11
Miss Smith – Year 10
Mr Burnett – Year 9
Mr Wooders – Year 8
Mr Stevens – Year 7

New Tutor Arrangements

Most tutor groups will remain in the same room with the same tutor. Changes are as follows:

Year 11
11MLR will register in the Electronics room.
10PDS will become 11JDH (Mr Hall) and register in E6 (old GP1).

Year 10
10JAC will register in H2, but move to M3 in September.
9DTP will become 10ELO (Mr Lockyer) and move to H2 in September.

Year 9
8SCO will remain in M3 until September, when they will become 9EMM (Ms McKenzie, new Maths teacher from September) and move to M4.
8DIS will become 9MJF (Mr Fletcher) and move to H5.

School closure (Staff INSET Day)

Please note that the school will be closed on Friday 20th June for staff training. This will be the last training day this term.

Finally I would like to thank you for all your help and support during this half term and I look forward to welcoming the students back on Monday 2nd June.

Richard Schofield
Interim Executive Headteacher

Ofsted Success For St Ives School

Following a two day inspection on 15th / 16th January we are delighted to inform you that Ofsted has decided that the school no longer requires Special Measures.

This outstanding achievement, in little over six months, is a remarkable testimony to the hard work and effort put in by staff, students and Governors.

To the best of our knowledge it is one of the fastest turnarounds in the history of Ofsted, since it normally takes at least 18 months to be removed from this category.

In their report, published today, the inspectors highlight:

•    rapid improvements in all aspects of the school’s work
•    improved attitudes to learning owing to better quality teaching
•    improved overall progress, especially by the most able students
•    consistently good teaching across the school
•    strong senior leadership
•    good work to keep students safe and secure
•    high staff morale
•    improved attendance
•    exceptionally polite, pleasant and helpful students
•    good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
•    more aspirational targets and robust systems for monitoring and evaluating progress
•    decisive and swift action taken to tackle underperformance

Amongst the areas requiring further improvement, the school accepts that more needs to be done for students with special needs and is currently in the process of recruiting a new teacher to lead this area of work.

We hope you will agree with us that the report is a significant turning point which gives staff, students, parents/carers and Governors the belief that our school can now go on to become, not only good, but outstanding.

Best wishes

Carolyn Webster
Chair of Governors
Richard Schofield
Interim Executive Headteacher


Official Ofsted Report.pdf

Outstanding Learning At St.Ives School

We would like to give you the opportunity to look at the attached presentation which will be shown to all students this week.As far as we’re aware this is the first time that staff training material has been shared with parents and students.

We hope you find the presentation both stimulating and informative and would welcome your feedback.


Richard Schofield
Executive Headteacher

Academy Update

The school officially became a member of the Truro and Penwith Academy Trust on 1st April. Pendeen Primary School also joined the Trust on the same day. New signs will appear shortly at the entrance to the school.

The Trust is continuing to support the school’s strong focus on improving standards of teaching and learning, and is dealing with the issues identified by OFSTED that still need to be addressed. The two external advisers – Dr Faysal Mikadi and Lynne Hardcastle, who have provided high quality support and challenge to the school over recent months, will continue to do so, building on the excellent progress that the school has been making.

The Trust has a Strategic vision for the school which is being translated into a workplan to be shared with parents at the next Parents’ Forum. In addition to continuing to raise standards of attainment in the school, the plan will include investing in new facilities especially for sport and performing arts (work is under way to identify funding sources); strengthening creative learning partnerships with organisations representative of the cultural heritage of St Ives; working ever more closely with primary schools, and with Penwith College, especially around sport and IT; ensuring that the Governing body and the leadership team have the right skills and resources to do the job; strengthening communication with parents and the wider community, and major Cornish and national organisations; and within all this the Trust’s fundamental belief is in cherishing, respecting and maintaining the school’s unique identity and values, and its strong traditions of pastoral support and inclusivity.

Carolyn Webster
Chair of Governors, St Ives School

Peter Cloke
Academies Project Lead
Truro and Penwith College


HT Parent letter 030314-3.pdf

Letter from Chair of Governors Thursday, 26th September 2013.pdf

Parent Letter 141013.pdf

St Ives School - A Blueprint.pdf

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