Treviglas Academy is a dynamic 11-19 school in Newquay. Treviglas joined the LPN in 2012 as a hub (lead) school, was partnered with Hall For Cornwall and worked with a group of cluster (partner) of schools in the local area.
This community has widened as Treviglas renewed its association with the RSC, becoming a Lead Associate School (LAS), also in partnership with Hall For Cornwall, and working with schools from across the county. Through regular professional development for teachers provided by Treviglas and the RSC, teachers and students from cluster schools have been consistently involved in a range of activity, developing skills and knowledge together, as well as creating an annual ‘Playmaking Festival’.
Performance has been at the forefront of Treviglas’ participation in both the Learning and Performance Network and the Associate Schools scheme, with the academy mounting five full productions of Shakespeare’s plays, two of which toured to other secondary schools in Cornwall, as well as numerous smaller scale performances. All students in KS3 are entitled to drama provision and all KS4/5 GCSE and A-Level drama students explore Shakespeare.
As a Lead Associate School Treviglas seeks to: use drama and Shakespeare as learning tools across the curriculum; establish professional development for teachers as a core element of their LAS status; create outstanding productions within the community, involving students in all aspects of theatre, and promoting the wider arts as viable career options.
Treviglas was awarded Platinum Artsmark status in September 2019.