Bodmin College is a large, 11-18 Comprehensive School located on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. The school was designated a Specialist Science College in 2003 and went from strength to strength under the innovative leadership of Bob Mitchell until his retirement in August 2012. In 2010 it was rated as Outstanding by OFSTED. The current principal is Brett Elliott.
Bodmin College is a Specialist Science College with plans to create research and development opportunities for science students together with the introduction of new science based courses. The school offers personalised learning and individual staff support in a system where the student comes first.
Bodmin College is a new academy catering for boys and girls aged between 11 and 19 who live in an approximate 9 mile radius of Bodmin. There are generally about 1200 pupils between the ages of 11 and 16, and over 350 students in the 6th Form. The College has more than 100 teachers and part time lecturers supported by over 80 teaching assistants, clerical, technical, premises and refectory staff. The last decde has seen huge changes in the accommodation at the College with a continuous programme of new building and refurbishment. The main college site now comprises six main buildings, with additional accommodation at Woods Browning Industrial Estate 400m away.
The most recent work has included the extension of the Sixth Form Centre and the addition of a multifunctional lecture theatre/performance area to the Creativity building. This building is now probably one of the best in the South West with its custom built teaching studios, rehearsal/practice rooms and the latest sound, lighting and recording facilities. We are pleased to have the Greenfield Centre in the Bell Building which provides for children in North Cornwall who have severe learning difficulties. Our policy is to integrate these young people into as many College activities and courses as possible.
The College is currently focusing on developing diversity and flexibility within the 14-19 curriculum by constantly reviewing student needs against current provision. We have added some new and innovative options, which enables us to offer courses to suit all student abilities, on both academic and vocational style courses.
Bodmin College has a proven tradition of very strong and successful teaching, together with an excellent pastoral, guidance and advice system. We have high expectations for all our students, reflected by notable achievements year on year and our high retention figures at Sixth Form.