Letter Archive

Dear Parent

I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for the incredible first week back to school that we've had. Returning to school after the summer break can be challenging for various reasons, but last week was undeniably a resounding success, setting a high standard for what we aim to achieve at Treviglas Academy.

Throughout the week, I had the privilege of visiting all classrooms daily and interacting with our dedicated teachers and amazing students. I am really impressed by the behaviour and the level of learning taking place in our school. The ongoing refurbishments and efforts from our own site team are also starting to provide the accommodations and facilities that your children truly deserve.

It was an absolute joy for me to meet our Year 7 students and witness the daily excitement and enthusiasm on their faces. They have made an outstanding impression on both our staff and our older students. I would also like to extend my thanks to the students who have shown kindness and provided guidance to the new, nervous, and apprehensive students. I understand that one of the primary concerns for Year 7 students is how they are treated by their older peers, but I've heard countless heart warming stories of kindness and helpfulness among our students.

Throughout the week, all students had assemblies with myself and Mr. Nions, where we explained our expectations for behaviour and the underlying rationale. I am pleased to report that our students have responded remarkably well. Our unwavering focus is to ensure Treviglas Academy continues to improve and remains a calm and safe environment, enabling our teachers to provide an outstanding education to your children. The recent results from our Year 11 students are among the best in the county, and we have set the challenge for each year group to surpass these achievements. Furthermore, we are committed to celebrating our students' accomplishments and positive contributions to our school by providing ample opportunities for recognition and praise.

Finally, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the parents and families who have actively engaged with and supported us this term. Together, we have set a standard that reflects our shared commitment to creating the best possible educational experience for our students.

I am excited about the year ahead and the progress we will make together as a school community. Let's continue working collaboratively to ensure Treviglas remains a place where your children can thrive and reach their full potential.

Thank you once again for your support.

Kind Regards

James Rogers

Interim Headteacher
December 2023

Dear Parents,

I hope this email finds you well. As we wrap up another term, I am delighted to share some highlights and express our gratitude for your ongoing support.

This term has been nothing short of fantastic, with students demonstrating remarkable achievements and a positive attitude in their learning journey both in and out of the classroom. Your involvement and support as parents have played a crucial role in creating an environment where our students can thrive. I could not be more proud of what we have all achieved.

I also want to update you on the ongoing refurbishment efforts. The improvements are well underway, and the new facilities are nothing short of amazing. We believe that providing a high standard of learning environments is essential, and our students truly deserve the best. 

The recent Christmas events have been a true testament to the talent and kindness present in both our staff and students. It's heartwarming to see the sense of community and festive spirit that fills our school during this special time of the year. Just this week we have had the Steelers busking in Truro, the now annual Christmas Disco for Years 7 and 8 and the Newquay Schools Carol concert. On Monday there is the Winter Festival and Rock Mime Performance which I urge you to attend and witness the students' talent firsthand. 

As we approach the Christmas break, I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a restful and joyous holiday season. May it be filled with warmth, laughter, and cherished moments.

Thank you once again for your continued support, and we look forward to the new year and sharing all our further successes. 

Kind Regards

James Rogers


Treviglas Academy

January 2024

Dear Parent,

I hope this letter finds you well. I want to express my gratitude for your continued support and involvement in the Treviglas Academy community. Your feedback last term regarding recommending the school to other parents was invaluable, and I was pleased to share that the responses reflected a significant improvement in parental perception of the school.

One of my key objectives is to anchor the school firmly within the community it serves, and your input is crucial to achieving this goal. I believe in celebrating the outstanding work that happens within our school every day while addressing any concerns you may have. As part of this ongoing effort, this term we are to gather your thoughts on our SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) provision.

SEND is a national focus, often raising concerns, and we are committed to providing excellent support in this area. Our dedicated SEND team, led by our Assistant Headteacher and SendCo, Mrs. Penrose, works tirelessly to ensure that every student's needs are met. I have designed a concise survey to gather your feedback, but there is also an option for you to provide more detailed responses if you wish. Your insights will help us continue to improve and refine our provision.


Once the survey is completed, I will again share the results along with any actions or explanations. Your input is invaluable in shaping the direction of our school, and I appreciate the time you take to provide us with your thoughts and concerns.

The positive transformations within Treviglas Academy his year have been recognised not only by our staff and students but also by external stakeholders, such as the recent visit from Ofsted Regional Directors. Their observations of the calm and purposeful atmosphere during breaktime and lessons, as well as the manners and good nature of our students, are testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved.

Recent events such as the BBC Bitesize Roadshow, performances by Absnt Minds, and the Careers Fayre have provided valuable opportunities for students to thrive outside of the classroom. For more information on these events, please visit our Facebook page.

Your ongoing support is instrumental in making Treviglas Academy a nurturing and thriving educational environment. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on our SEND provision and appreciate your commitment to our school community.

Thank you once again for being an essential part of Treviglas Academy.

Kind Regards

James Rogers


Treviglas Academy

February 2024

Dear Parents/Carers,

I can’t believe we are now half way through the year already. So much has been accomplished and again I wish to thank you for your ongoing support and positive feedback to the changes that have been made at Treviglas Academy. 

It has been wonderful to see so many of you back in the building for events such as parents evenings. It's clear to see that the impact of face to face discussions and interactions far outweighs the convenience of the previous online system. It is also important that you can see the improvements being made as part of the £8.5million refurbishment, We will not be going back to online parents evenings any time soon. 

I hope you had the chance to watch the Royal Shakespeare performance of Romeo and Juliet last week. It was a remarkable experience for both our students and those who participated alongside the RSC. In fact, ten of our Drama students had the honour of performing with the RSC at the Hall for Cornwall on Friday and Saturday, which was truly exceptional.

Last Friday, we were visited by a Police Dog Handler and 'Skye' as part of our ongoing collaboration with the police. Welcoming officers into our school provides valuable insights and reassurances for our students about the important work of the police and offers them an opportunity to engage with local law enforcement. It was a rewarding experience for everyone involved.

Finally, for parents of Year 11 students, please continue to offer your support and encouragement as they prepare for their exams. The exams are swiftly approaching, and I urge you to motivate them to attend the Period 6 revision sessions held every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Additionally, please ensure you regularly check their Tassomai and Sparx accounts with them.

Thank you once again for your support in ensuring the success and well-being of our students. Together, we can continue to make a positive difference in their lives.

Kind Regards

James Rogers


Treviglas Academy

March 2024 - Year 11

Dear Year 11 Parent,

As we approach the final stretch before your child's GCSE exams, I wanted to write to you with some important reminders and encouragement for your children.

During a recent assembly with the Year 11 students, I emphasised the significance of having a rigorous revision plan in place, drawing inspiration from the story of a 61-year-old Australian sheep farmer who won a 555 mile endurance race through meticulous planning and unwavering commitment. Similarly, your child is now in a race for their grades, competing with peers across the county. Without a clear plan, they risk putting themselves at a disadvantage in this race.

With just 34 school days left before their first main exam, there's still ample time for your child to make significant improvements in their outcomes. However, it's crucial that they approach their revision in a healthy, productive, and planned manner. Balancing study with leisure and downtime is essential for their wellbeing, and with your support, we can ensure they strike the right balance.

Here are some actions I urge you to take:

1. Ensure they have a plan: Sit down with your child to discuss their revision strategy. Help them outline a structured plan that covers all the necessary topics and allows for regular breaks.

2. Engage in daily conversations about their learning: Encourage your child to share what they've learned each day. This not only reinforces their understanding but also provides an opportunity for you to offer support and guidance.

3.Monitor their Tassomai and Sparx accounts: These resources are valuable tools for revision. Check that your child is using them effectively and focusing on areas where they need improvement. For SPARX, getting to 100% completion is key. If they are getting stuck at 80-90% it is this last 10-20% where the real learning will be happening. 

4. Avoid time-wasting: Emphasise the importance of tackling challenging topics and difficult questions. Encourage your child to prioritise their efforts on areas that will have the most impact on their exam outcomes.

Additionally, I want to highlight the importance of attending the extra lessons we've scheduled during Period 6 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. These lessons are tailored to address specific gaps in your child's knowledge and are led by teachers who understand their individual needs. Attendance really now should be mandatory to ensure they're fully prepared for their exams.

On Monday 25th March, we will be holding a Year 11 Family Learning Event to support students to effectively prepare for the examinations and to share further important information regarding the examination process.  We will be delivering the presentation in the hall at both 3.30pm and 5.30pm to support parents in being able to attend at one of these times.

Lastly, I want to commend the Year 11 students for their resilience and dedication. Together, as a school community, we can provide the support and encouragement they need to succeed both academically and personally.

Thank you for your ongoing support in this crucial period. Together, we can help your child achieve their full potential.

Kind Regards

James Rogers


Treviglas Academy

24th August 2023
Treviglas Academy is thrilled to announce the brilliant accomplishments of its students on GCSE Results Day 2023. The Year 11 students have gained a set of results that are above the National Average and showcase the individual successes of many students across a wide range of subjects. Students along with their families and friends eagerly queued outside of the Newquay Academy to collect their results.

Interim Headteacher Mr James Rogers expressed his delight, saying, "I am delighted with the results and want to congratulate each and everyone of our students. The atmosphere this morning was amazing and it was an honour to share such special moments with students and their families. These results demonstrate the quality and the hard work of all our staff, students and their families. The way students conducted themselves throughout year 11 and the exams has been rewarded.’

Mr Rogers added, ‘The media focus this week has been all about pass rates and recreating pre pandemic figures. What we have achieved proves that hard work does pay off and that outcomes for students at Treviglas Academy are among the best in Cornwall.”

Exceptional results were obtained across a full range of subjects, including in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Drama, DT, Geography, History, English Literature, English Language, French, History, Maths, Music and Physics.

At Treviglas Academy a number of students achieved the prestigious Grade 9 award, which is awarded to the top 2% of students in the country.

Noah achieved EIGHT Grade 9s in Maths, Further Maths , Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, English and DT. Even more amazing was that he scored 239 out of 240 in his maths exam - only dropping 1 mark!

Erika went one better achieving NINE grade 9s in Maths, Further Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, French and History. An amazing achievement.

Amy was not far behind with THREE grade 9s and SIX grade 8s and George also did exceptionally well achieving TWO grade 9s and FIVE grade 8s.

Students also achieved highly across the vocational subjects. In sport, 42% of students achieved a Distinction star, the highest possible grade.

The success of Treviglas Academy students would not have been possible without the relentless dedication of our passionate teaching staff and the unwavering support of parents and guardians. Treviglas Academy wishes all its students the best of luck in all their future endeavours.