Kernow Learning will open a 210 place primary school and 26 place nursery to serve the families of Penwithick and St Austell as well as the emerging new community within the West Carclaze Garden Village.  The expected date of opening is September 2022 or sooner. 

"Thank you for your interest in the proposed new school and nursery.  We will put our heart and soul into providing an outstanding education for the children of this new school which, due to its location, will have unrivalled outdoor based learning."  Jennie Walker, ACE Trust CEO

"We will provide the resources and learning opportunities for all pupils attending Sky Primary and Eden Project Nursery to become global citizens and be aware of how they can all make a difference to the way in which we live.  These pupils will have access to an exciting and enriched curriculum that will extend well beyond their classroom giving them hands-on real life experiences.  Please contact us with your questions and sign-up to our newsletters to keep up-to-date as the project develops."  Gill Harper, Kernow Learning Business Director and Project Lead

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When can we apply to enrol children for the nursery and the school

Parents and carers will be able to apply for places at the school during the normal application window (September 2020 – January 2021) for places to start Reception class in September 2021. 

Applications for places at the Nursery for September 2021 will also open from October 2020 and will be made directly with Kernow Learning.

What will the class sizes be

Class sizes throughout the school will be set at 30 pupils per class. The school can be required to go over this number in exceptional circumstances. It is not anticipated that the school will be required to take pupils over this number due to pupil number forecasts for the St Austell area.

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