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
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.