DSC_9097The beginning of Senior School is an incredibly exciting time for our students. Yet we understand that for an 11 year old, finding their way around a large school on the first day of term can be daunting. That’s why we work hard to make the move from primary to secondary school as seamless as possible. At Newquay Tretherras the Director of Transition and the Head of Year 7 work with students in Years 5 and 6 to offer a range of opportunities to see the school in session prior to their arrival. A child’s best chances for success comes from the Academy working in close partnership with their parents. That’s why our outstanding pastoral support includes a Head of Year that will stay with their year group throughout the

A child’s best chances for success comes from the Academy working in close partnership with their parents. That’s why our outstanding pastoral support includes a Head of Year that will stay with their year group throughout the five year journey from Year 7 to 11. Year 7 students are additionally supported by their form tutors, Year 11 Buddies and Mentors. There are also Parents’ Evenings and Academic Review Evenings to give parents the opportunity to meet the form tutors and teaching staff.

The focus of Year 7 is preparing our students to learn and ensuring that students are happy and settled in the school environment. Our close relationship with primary colleagues helps us to ensure that we build on prior academic progress from the moment students join us. To challenge our more able students we offer of a curriculum enrichment programme and this develops into the Academy’s EXCEL programme in Phases Two and Three. We also have a dedicated SENCO and SEND team who offer specialist help and support for those students with special educational needs and barriers to learning.

During Phase One we encourage each child to explore, understand and cultivate their talents and abilities, whatever they may be. To this end we offer a broad and balanced curriculum and we are very proud of the range of excellent extra-curricular activities available at Newquay Tretherras. All Phase One students are encouraged to take part in wider school life by joining clubs and taking part in activities, extending their learning beyond the classroom.