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Overview

The School is a mixed 11 to 18 comprehensive school established in its present form in 1968. The school converted to Academy Status in April 2011. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, it occupies a 13 acre site overlooking Plymouth Sound and the Tamar, Tavy and Lynher rivers.

The catchment area includes Brunel Community Primary School, Burraton Community Primary School, Bishop Cornish School, St Stephens School, Landulph School, Sir Robert Geffrey’s School, Landrake, and St Germans School. An increasing number of students are now joining the school from outside the immediate catchment area in both Year 7 and Year 12. The school is regularly oversubscribed.

The Facilities

The facilities in our community school are enjoyed by many people, though of course our students are the first to benefit. The school is well equipped with excellent teaching facilities to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. We have 12 laboratories, a whole school computer network with over 500 machines, 78 teaching rooms, including an industry-standard catering room, a gymnasium and sports hall. Specialist rooms are also available for music, art and drama.

We constantly seek ways of enhancing our school environment. We secured funding from the Department for Education to enhance 14-19 provision, not just at our school, but across the whole of South East Cornwall. As part of the new build project, which includes a superb video conferencing suite, we were also able to extend and develop our 6th Form centre and facilities, providing extensive space for the benefit of our post 16 learners. We enjoy the support and sponsorship of a number of organisations, including Microsoft, who have donated 25 ‘Surface’ tablets to the school and a range of educational software.

We also have a livestock area containing pigs, chickens and goats and several allotments which enhance provision in many curriculum areas.

Our extensive sports fields, including a superb floodlit all-weather pitch, are amongst the best in the county, enabling us to offer a wide range of different sports to our students and local community.

The whole school has wheelchair access and facilities for the disabled are provided.

Values and Ethos

Saltash.net community school is determined to:

  • be concerned with the ‘how’ of learning as well as the ‘what’.
  • have a focus on skills, especially the skill of learning to learn.
  • use teaching and learning approaches that develop personal qualities.
  • promote independence, creativity and enterprise in young people.
  • use new technologies to extend the possibilities of when and where learning takes place, who is involved in the learning process, as well as what and how learners learn.
  • use knowledge actively as a cornerstone for creativity and problem solving.
  • link learning to big issues and community action, and give learning an international dimension.

We are committed to:

  • giving students purposeful reasons for finding things out, knowing what interests students and building curriculum experiences around that.
  • connecting learning to issues that affect young people.
  • teaching students the skills of research and analysis.
  • helping students to experience conflicting ideas (right versus wrong as well as right versus right) and giving opportunities to discuss and debate.
  • promoting concepts such as students as researchers, or students as reporters.

In order to ensure our students are confident individuals who become increasingly independent, are able to take the initiative and organise themselves, we will:

  • create situations where students have to look after themselves (within their capabilities).
  • show students strategies for managing time, workload etc.
  • give students opportunities to make decisions and to experience the consequences of those decisions.
  • provide opportunities for students to contribute their own ideas.
  • give students real responsibilities.
  • allow students to make mistakes and to learn from them.

Working for us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. 

Our Prospectus

To view our prospectus please click here. 

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