About us

Mabe School is part of  the recently formed Kernow Learning academy group (which merged our previous academy trust, TLAT,  with ACEMAT) and is situated just off the A394, three miles from the coastal town of Falmouth and seven miles from the city of Truro. It has views across the Carrick Roads, overlooking Penryn and Falmouth. The area is predominantly given to agricultural and quarrying activities, with many of the children living in the immediate vicinity.  Children come from a broad cross section of the community.


Built in 1986, the original school consisted of four well-proportioned classrooms, a multi-functional hall, a library, a kitchen and an upstairs room. In November 2017, we were delighted to open our brand new nursery, thus extending the school's age range.  Our youngest children engage in early years experiences in a 'state of the art' eco-classroom, sympathetically constructed in the corner of the adjoining field.  In order to meet the increasing demand for local school places, two extra classrooms were installed to the front of the main building in August 2018. Currently, Mabe School consists of the following classes: Nursery (Choughs & Chicks), Reception (Kittiwakes), Year 1 (Sandpipers), Year 2 (Curlews), Year 3/4 (Cormorants), Year 4/5 (Puffins) and Year 5/6 (Herons).


There are two playgrounds, one on a lower level next to the school and the second (netball court size) in a higher position, level with the car park and nursery.  The children access  the adjoining field (which is shared with the community) for PE, dry weather playtimes and various learning opportunities. The Community Hall is adjacent to the school on a separate site. Links between Mabe School and the community are strong, with children from Years 4- 6 sailing with Helford River Sailing Trust, a number of girls attending Mabe Brownies at the hall and various classes taking part in activities with Asda Penryn (such as July's Teddy Bears' Picnic). We are regularly joined in assemblies by Rev. Steve Smith and Rev. Amanda Evans from Mabe Church.  


Upon leaving Mabe School, the vast majority of our pupils continue their learning journeys at Penryn College (penryn-college.cornwall.sch.uk).

Our Aims

Mabe Mission Statement

To ensure the highest quality in teaching and learning in which all members of the school community work in a happy, secure and stimulating environment where their potential is fulfilled.


Mabe Vision Statement

Our vision is to provide a safe, happy and respectful environment where children are recognised for their individual personalities, talents and potential.
We will provide a balanced, inspiring and enjoyable curriculum, which offers a range of experiences and opportunities to challenge our children.
Our vision is to build excellent relationships between all stakeholders to ensure good foundations for high quality, life long learning and the development of the whole school community.


Our values

Our core values underpin everything we stand for at Mabe School and will act as a compass in guiding us towards our vision. They are:

Respect – respect for everyone and everything
Quality – always try to do our best
Inspiration and Enjoyment – from inspiration and curiosity comes enjoyment
Relationships – working together to achieve our goals
Environment – to work, learn and play in a safe, secure and supportive school

Meet the staff at Mabe School

Mrs Jules Jenkin


Class Teachers

Mrs Champion

Kittiwakes - Reception

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Mrs Thomas

Sandpipers - Year 1

Senior Teacher

ICT Lead

Mrs Pearce

Curlews- Year 2

Senior Teacher

Key Stage 1 Leader

Maths Lead

Mrs Robinson

Cormorants- Year 3/4

PE Lead

Mrs Fisher

Puffins - Year 4/5

Senior Teacher

(with responsibilities for the school in the absence of the head teacher)

Key Stage 2 Leader

English Lead

Mr Cruse

Herons - Year 5/6

Deputy Safeguarding Lead



Mrs Drysdale

Nursery Teacher (Trainee)



Learning Support/ Admin Staff

Mrs McCarthy

School Secretary

Mrs Furness

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Barnicoat

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Moody

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Griffiths

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Cavill

Teaching Assistant



Mrs Barrett

Teaching Assistant/ SEN TA

Mrs Nancholas

Lunchtime supervisor and Breakfast/afterschool club

Mrs Tremaine

Early Years Teaching Assistant

Mrs Jones

Nursery TA 




Laura Paget

Cook in Charge



Mabe School

LAB/Staff Login


Cornwall Virtual School Games!


At the end of June, we were proud to be part of the Cornwall Virtual School Games. This saw pupils at home and in school take part in a variety of sporting activities across the week, from athletics to volleyball, gymnastics to tennis. Despite the distance between us at this strange time we all pulled together as part of team Mabe! Check out the video here!

World Book Day 2020

We had a fantastic day dressed as our favourite book characters. Our whole day was centred around sharing and enjoying stories and developing that love of reading which is so important. They had opportunities to share their love of reading with younger and older children from other classes, taking part in story telling activities throughout the day. To bring a sense of community and family to our day, our grandparents reading event was a huge success with over 40 grandparents attending to read and share stories with their grandchildren. As a school we aim to instil a love of reading from an early age and continue to enhance this throughout their years at Mabe School. These events aim to show children the enjoyment that comes from reading as well as giving them memorable experiences that will last them a life time. 


Mrs Fisher

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Mabe school is part of Kernow Learning, please visit www.kernowlearning.co.uk