Penryn College


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11 - 16
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5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths
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Teacher 15.2:1
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Kernick Road
TR10 8PZ
01326 372379
Penryn College is an average-sized secondary school. The college moved into a new building in 2008. The college was Cornwall's 'Building Schools for the Future' pathfinder and raised an additional £1.4 million to provide community sports facilities. It converted to an academy in July 2011. The college draws its students from Penryn and the surrounding villages. The large majority of students are of White British heritage and most speak English as their first language. The proportion of students known to be eligible for free school meals is similar to that found nationally. The proportion of students supported by school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is above that found nationally. An area resource base providing for 15 students with moderate learning difficulties is integral to the college. Alternative curriculum choices for a few students are provided at local partner colleges. The college has held sports specialist status since 1998 and was designated a leading edge college in 2004 and an applied learning college in 2006. The college is in receipt of numerous accreditations through nationally recognised awards, including the Arts Mark Gold. The college meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

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How have we plotted this pupil heat map?

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the last School Census (released annually in July).

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the last School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Admissions Team (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

See Pupil heat maps and catchment FAQs for more information about the source of pupil heat map data. We also explain the difference between our pupil heat maps, cut-off distance maps and catchment area maps.

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