Principal's Welcome

As Principal, I would like to extend you a warm welcome from the Governors, staff, students and community of Bodmin College.

One of the aims of this website is to introduce you to the College and provide you with some details regarding the opportunities and learning that takes place here and to assist you in understanding why we are very proud of our College, its history and place at the heart of this friendly community.

Bodmin College is a large 11-19 establishment providing, what we consider to be, an outstanding educational experience in which we maintain high standards of achievement and traditional values within a disciplined and caring environment. Students are encouraged to enjoy their education, to develop respect for others and, through assuming responsibility, to develop as reliable and mature individuals ready to take an active role in adult life.

Our College is characterised by its vision of, ‘striving for excellence by putting the learner first’. We aim, in all that we do, to put your child at the centre of our decision making processes and at the heart of our four key objectives which are:

  • To improve the attainment and progress of all students in all subjects
  • To improve the educational opportunities for all students in all subjects
  • To improve the quality of the learning experience for all students in all subjects
  • To assist and work in partnership with parents and carers to improve students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

This vision and our objectives are underpinned by an ethos in which we expect everyone, ‘to be polite, to be honest and to work to the very best of their ability.

Following our success as a Specialist Science College we were, in 2009, awarded acknowledgement as a High Performing Specialist College following recognition of the exceptional progress being made by our students. With notable success as a High Performing Specialist College we were assessed by the National College for Teaching and Learning and were the first to achieve the Specialist Quality Mark in the country.

More recently our journey with the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust has seen our committed involvement in ‘The Framework for Excellence, a journey towards a world class education system’. Within this structure assessment has been robust and challenging yet, one in which we have been successfully recognised as providing ‘exceptional education’ through our ‘principled curriculum design’’ ‘leadership through moral purpose’ and in our ‘climate for learning’ (SSAT, 2017).

Whether arriving in Year 6, joining mid-way through the year or enrolling in our 6th Form or Foundation Degree we know how important it is to find out as much as you can about the College, our objectives, aims and values. Whilst no website can take the place of personal contact or a visit, we are hopeful that it is of assistance in helping you to make the important decision regarding the correct choice of education for your child.

I very much hope that this is the beginning of a fulfilling partnership in which, together we can ensure your child achieves their potential and enjoys school. If we can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,

B Elliott

Brett Elliott, Principal