About the School
At Falmouth School we believe in high expectations and high standards. We set challenging targets for students and we encourage and support them to achieve their targets. Our results at the end of Key Stage 4 and post-16 are again excellent in both academic and vocational pathways. Our Progress 8 score for students at the end of Year 11 in 2017 was 0.48, significantly above national average and placing Falmouth School second in Cornwall. 49% of our students gained grade 5 or better in English and maths GCSEs – much better than the Cornwall average of 38.7%. Of 2050 ‘Grade 9s’ nationally, 27 were awarded to Falmouth School students in their first year of use for English and Maths. Three students gained ‘triple 9’s’. Attainment 8 of 50.6 was well above the national average of 44.2. Students leave our post-16 College to attend a variety of universities including those of the Russell group, and also our vocational pathways lead students into apprenticeships and employment.
We continually seek new partnerships to offer our students the best education. This has led to productive partnerships with Falmouth and Exeter universities, Cornwall Marine Network and other local businesses. Students can use state of the art facilities and have access to experts in a range of disciplines. Falmouth School offers a broad and balanced curriculum with a range of optional subjects available. Students are expected to work collaboratively in lessons and complete homework as directed. There are many opportunities to seek additional help and support after school at our ‘Masterclass’ and ‘Back on Track’ sessions, as well as the numerous other enrichment activities.
Falmouth School has a clear achievement system which rewards students for being great learners by showing that they are; responsible for their learning, resourceful, reasoned, resilient and respectful. We expect students to behave respectfully so that everyone can achieve their potential and misbehaviour has clear sanctions. Our uniform policy encourages students to dress smartly and we enforce our uniform rules to ensure this. We expect students to attend school every day, absence affects progress and so must be avoided whenever possible.
We are blessed with a fabulous school site in extensive grounds in beautiful part of Cornwall. Falmouth is regularly identified in the media as one of the best places to live in the UK. We take pride in our site and work hard to develop and maintain the school facilities for the benefit of the whole community. Our most recent venture has been the development of an all-weather pitch and Sports Hub. This impressive development will provide a focus for sport for everyone in the area.