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).
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.
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 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
Cross Country Championships 2020
On Tuesday 17th March, Mabe School field was finally transformed into a cross country course complete with start/finish flags, fencing and a funnel finish! It was third time lucky for the event after poor weather put pay to previous dates. All ages from our youngest Nursery children up to our 11-year old Herons took part. There was so much effort put in by everyone, whether they were racing or supporting. It was lovely to hear pupils from other year groups cheering their peers on, willing them to succeed.
The winning girl and boy from each age group received a brightly coloured medal, but it is important to note that we celebrated everyone’s success during the afternoon. There were spot prizes for good sportsmanship, encouragement and effort.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Manning who set up the course, started the races and gave very enthusiastic encouragement. Thanks must also be given to our Heron helpers who helped marshal the event and also brilliantly assisted when dismantling the course. Well done James, Nyah, Mabel, Daisy and Isla – you were all stars!
Race winners: Nursery – Freddie and Maya; Reception – Jack and Phoebe; Year 1 – Layla T and Jaxon; Year 2 – William and Renee; Year 3 – Zach and Edie; Year 4 – Robson and Laura; Year 5 –Will and Isla; Year 6 – Tom and Isla.
Spot prize winners included: Tia and Nancy for camaraderie; Oliver, Aiden, Luke W, Jacob and Mia for resilience; Tate for determination & Nyah and Caspian for encouragement.
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 opportunties 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.