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Bodmin College
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Bodmin College is a large 11-19 establishment providing, what we consider to be, an outstanding educational experience in which we maintain high standards of achievement and traditional values within a disciplined and caring environment. Students are encouraged to enjoy their education, to develop respect for others and, through assuming responsibility, to develop as reliable and mature individuals ready to take an active role in adult life.

Our College is characterised by its vision of, ‘striving for excellence by putting the learner first’. We aim, in all that we do, to put your child at the centre of our decision making processes and at the heart of our four key objectives which are:

  • To improve the attainment and progress of all students in all subjects
  • To improve the educational opportunities for all students in all subjects
  • To improve the quality of the learning experience for all students in all subjects
  • To assist and work in partnership with parents and carers to improve students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

This vision and our objectives are underpinned by an ethos in which we expect everyone, ‘to be polite, to be honest and to work to the very best of their ability.

Following our success as a Specialist Science College we were, in 2009, awarded acknowledgement as a High Performing Specialist College following recognition of the exceptional progress being made by our students. With notable success as a High Performing Specialist College we were assessed by the National College for Teaching and Learning and were the first to achieve the Specialist Quality Mark in the country.

More recently our journey with the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust has seen our committed involvement in ‘The Framework for Excellence, a journey towards a world class education system’. Within this structure assessment has been robust and challenging yet, one in which we have been successfully recognised as providing ‘exceptional education’ through our ‘principled curriculum design’’ ‘leadership through moral purpose’ and in our ‘climate for learning’ (SSAT, 2017).

Whether arriving in Year 6, joining mid-way through the year or enrolling in our 6th Form or Foundation Degree we know how important it is to find out as much as you can about the College, our objectives, aims and values. Whilst no website can take the place of personal contact or a visit, we are hopeful that it is of assistance in helping you to make the important decision regarding the correct choice of education for your child.

Who to contact

01208 72114
Fax: 01208 78309
Parent organisation
Area Resource Bases in Cornwall

Where to go

Bodmin College
Lostwithiel Road
PL31 1DD

Time / date details

When is it on?
08:50 - 15:30

Other details


Referral required

Inclusion details

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How we make our service inclusive

The 2014 Ofsted report rated ‘behaviour and safety’ Outstanding at the college. The positive climate for learning is promoted within a cohesive community where equality of opportunity is championed and bullying and prejudice are not tolerated.

The college is committed to making all areas, resources, activities and learning opportunities accessible to our students with disabilities. Equality of opportunity and inclusion are central to our policies and systems.

Staff SEND experience

Staff receive training from specialists to work effectively with students with sensory impairments.

Staff are also trained in manual handling.

How our service supports providers / schools / colleges

To find out further information about Bodmin College and all they have to offer, follow the link below which will direct you to their website:

Bodmin College Website

Support at key transition points

Partner primary schools are visited by the incoming Head of Year 7, the SENDCo and other key transition staff.

The college organises:

Year 6 Parents evening

Year 8 option assemblies

Parents open evenings for Year 8 options

Year 12 Open Evenings

Year 11 Advice and Guidance sessions

Higher education information evenings

There are enrichment sessions for year 11 to help with sixth form options;

Enrichment sessions for year 12 and 13 to help with choices around university;

A Year 8 visit to university to discuss the importance of option choices with university students and lecturers;

Also, we have a ‘Raising Aspirations’ Co-ordinator, to increase our numbers of students going to university.


Other local or national support

To find out further information about Bodmin College and all they have to offer, follow the link below which will direct you to their website:


Bodmin College Website

Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints

To find out further information about Bodmin College and all they have to offer, follow the link below which will direct you to their website:


Bodmin College Website

Bodmin College Information Report

Last updated: 01/06/2019

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