TPAT move for Cape Cornwall is great news

Derek Thomas shares the delight of governors, staff and the St Just community at the news that Cape Cornwall School has won approval to join Truro and Penwith Academy Trust (TPAT).

“The decision will cement the strong partnerships between Cape Cornwall School and its local primary and secondary schools: Sennen, Pendeen and St Just primaries, as well as Hayle Academy and St Ives School, which are already members of TPAT,” said Mr Thomas.

“This decision comes with a significant funding commitment from the Department of Education to secure the school’s future and will bring investment in staff training and specialist support. This follows a series of discussions and meetings I had with the Education Department regarding the importance of this school to this part of West Cornwall.

“What it means is that after a number of uncertain years, staff and pupils can now look forward to a bright future and build on the fantastic work that has been going on in recent months. I’m reassured that the Government has recognised the value and importance of this school for St Just and the surrounding area. All the effort has been worthwhile and I wish everyone at Cape success in the future.”