Pennoweth School is a rapidly improving school. In June 2014 we were graded GOOD by Ofsted and we have continued to improve. At the heart of everything that we do is about enabling every child to reach their full potential. First and foremost, our children feel safe coming to school and we work very hard to ensure that the culture and ethos remain strong and that children therefore grow in confidence and self knowledge and not only develop positive attitudes to their learning but are inspired to learn more.
Welcome to Pennoweth
We are very lucky here at Pennoweth because the school site is so large and varied. The school itself is modern and spacious and has recently been refurbished to a high standard. The classroom and ‘break out’ areas are therefore pleasant environments in which to work and both children and staff take pride in looking after it.
We have a newly refurbished hall and canteen area where we hold assemblies, sports, performances and, of course, our lunchtime cafeteria complete with table runners, Victorian inkwell flower vases and umbrellas!
We have a lovely Library environment where children can enjoy reading throughout the day. We have a designated Learning Mentor room that is not only a ‘sanctuary’ for staff and children alike but it also smells calm! We run a Before School Club (which is free) and this is open from 8.00am and an After School Club which is available up until 6.00pm.
We have an excellent Early Years department which includes a wonderful outdoor learning environment as well as two spacious classrooms. Outside we have an area we call 'The Orchard' where children can enjoy the mud kitchen, garden, climb and enjoy role play and read in the 'up cycled' fishing boat reclaimed from St Ives Harbour! We have recently redesigned our outdoor learning space and it is amazing.
We have two playgrounds (one for Key Stage 1 children and the other for the older Key Stage 2 children). We have a climbing area and willow tunnel/igloo for the older children and a ‘castle’ creative play area and Jungle/Storytelling area for our younger children. One of our recent projects was to restructure our Key Stage 2 playground and we now have a 2G pitch which is proving to be a great acquisition.
We have a ‘Wild Woodland’ area where we run our FOREST SCHOOL, a small orchard and sand pits. In addition to this we have two large playing fields, gardens and a shaded area. The school has great potential.