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On Friday 20th September, Richard Lander School declared Climate Emergency collectively along with all the other secondary schools across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. This is in line with Cornwall Council’s declaration in January 2019.


In collaboration with all the other secondary schools across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly we have drawn up a Green Charter for Schools. You can read our Green Charter here.


In school, from 11am, a team from the Eden Project hosted a special ‘Make the Change’ event to mark the start of global activity around the UN's Climate Action Summit. All students watched a presentation during afternoon tutor put together by Mr Whipp on our current state of climate emergency and the vital importance of protecting nature. This included excepts from Greta Thunberg’s testimony in Congress this week and a speech made by Harrison Ford at the Global Climate Action Summit last year.


Richard Lander School have formed an Environment Action Group and are inviting students to apply to help the staff lead on this initiative. The Environment Action Group are very much looking forward to working with Interserve to reduce our school’s carbon footprint.



We are delighted with our GCSE results for 2019.  This is the result of 5 years’ hard work by students, supported by a wonderful staff team who always go the extra mile to support.  Particular highlights for this year’s results are:
•         83% of students gained 5 or more GCSE passes (equivalent to the old A*-C grades)
•         Over a fifth of students gained 5 or more grades 9-7 (equivalent to the old A/A* grade)
•         19 students gained 9 or more 9-7 grades
•         73% of students gained a pass in both English and Maths
On behalf of staff and governors at Richard Lander School, may I congratulate our students on achieving such good grades.  Students should look forward with real confidence to college or work which lie ahead.  We wish them all the very best success and happiness for the future.


Steve Mulcahy



How does Richard Lander School perform against other schools?

To see how Richard Lander School performs against other schools please visit the government's compare school performance service. Our 2018 OFSTED report is also available here.



Lander4Uganda 2019

Lander4Uganda 2019 are keeping a blog of their trip. They leave Truro on Wednesday 3rd July 2019! Why not follow their adventures..


 For a printable copy please click here 

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