Newquay Tretherras is a larger-than-average comprehensive school. It converted to become an academy on 1 April 2011. When its predecessor school, also called Newquay Tretherras, was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be outstanding. Most students are White British. The number of students from a minority ethnic background is small and few speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs and are supported through school action is above average. The proportion of students supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The proportion of students eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in the care of the local authority, service children and for students known to be eligible for free school meals, is below the national average. The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress by the end of Key Stage 4. The academy has some students who receive alternative education, using the services of Cornwall College. The headteacher is a National Leader of Education and the school has been designated a National Support School.