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Dates For School’s Annual Careers Convention Announced

Dates For School’s Annual Careers Convention Announced

The annual Five Islands’ School Careers Convention will be held on 1st October this year. Organiser Penny Rogers says parents and pupils can expect the usual range of expert advisors who will be available to discuss options for further education, apprenticeships or employment. Truro and Penwith College will come over and Careers South West is […]

New Guide Dog To Be Named After Islands

New Guide Dog To Be Named After Islands

A guide dog will be named Samson, after one of our islands. The Guide Dog for the Blind Association has chosen a name for the puppy, which was sponsored by Tresco and Bryher school pupils. In May the youngsters met a guide dog walker and his Labradoodle called Dingle, who’s in training. Joe, her walker, had heard […]

School Gets Top Marks For Food Hygiene

School Gets Top Marks For Food Hygiene

The Five Islands’ School has gained top marks in the latest round of Council food hygiene inspections. Since 2010, all Local Authorities are responsible for carrying out unannounced checks of food businesses to ensure that they meet the requirements of food hygiene law. They assess how food is handled, prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored. […]

Scilly’s School Maintains High GCSE Grades

Scilly’s School Maintains High GCSE Grades

Every Five Islands School pupil who entered for GCSE exams this year achieved five or more passes, including maths and English. That compares with 98.6% nationally. And 74% of Scilly’s pupils have achieved five or more passes at the higher A* to C grades, which is almost identical to last year’s result. Across England, 69% […]

Next Council-Appointed School Governor Could Come From Mainland

Next Council-Appointed School Governor Could Come From Mainland

The next Council-appointed governor at the Five Islands School could come from the mainland after the Senior Manager for Children’s Services said they needed to “cast the net as wide as possible” to get the best person for the role. Aisling Hick was updating councillors on a new policy for recruiting Local Authority governors, which […]

St Agnes School Base Leader Retires After 11 Years

St Agnes School Base Leader Retires After 11 Years

The leader of the St Agnes school base has retired after 11 years’ service to the community.

Police Investigate Alleged School Assault

Police Investigate Alleged School Assault

Devon and Cornwall Police officers based on the mainland are investigating an allegation of common assault on a pupil at the Five Islands School. Police have confirmed that they have received a complaint, which was made against a teacher on 6th July. The alleged incident was said to have occurred on 26th June. In a […]

School Teaching Assistant Wins Prestigious Science Prize

School Teaching Assistant Wins Prestigious Science Prize

A Five Islands School teaching assistant has been named as one of the top three science technicians in the country. Julian Morel came third in the prestigious Gratnells Science Technician of the Year Awards, held in York earlier this month. The judges praised his initiative in developing the school’s outdoor learning area, raising funds through […]

School Travel Group Calls For More Parking Restrictions

School Travel Group Calls For More Parking Restrictions

There’s been a call for parking restrictions on the hill connecting Porthmellon with Carn Thomas. Members of the School and Community Travel Plan Working Group are concerned that children cycling or walking from the Moorwell path to the junction with Telegraph Road have a restricted view along the road. Cars parking on the hill are […]