Welcome to Polwhele House

A word from the headmaster at Polwhele House

At Polwhele House we are passionate about education. We believe that the right education sets children off on the path of self-discovery; it prepares them to take their place in the world.

The right education also creates a life-long love of learning. Academically, we combine high class modern teaching methods with the best of traditional values to create a climate where every child can flourish.

Polwhele House is a happy, family school. It’s a place where childhood is cherished; learning is fun; and community is paramount.

We aim to nurture and challenge our children; we recognise that children need to be guided but also given the freedom to think for themselves and develop a true sense of self.

Do visit Polwhele House and experience the sight, sound and feel of children enjoying their work and play.

Alex McCullough
HEADMASTER

 

Latest News

17 Nov 2017 Creative Arts celebrated at Polwhele House
Creative Arts celebrated at Polwhele House

Polwhele House independent school near Truro celebrated the creative arts through an afternoon and evening of performances and exhibited work.

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Upcoming Events

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11.00am PHSoc Christmas Bazaar

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2.00pm Final Swimming Lessons (Y3-Y8)

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2.30pm Junior Set Mixed Hockey

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9.15am Flu Vaccinations (R & Y1-Y4)

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Events Calendar

9.00am Y3 & Y4 Trip to Newquay Zoo
5.30pm Chorister Parents' Meeting (Crypt)
6.00pm Pre-Prep Information Evening
9.00am Upper Prep Geography Field Trip to Padstow
9.00am U11 6-a-side Football Festival at Godolphin Football Club
9.00am Harvest Festival
1.20pm School Council Meeting
6.00pm PHSoc Welcome Drinks Party
8.30am Taunton School Prep School Challenge
2.00pm U9 Triangular Hockey Tournament at Truro High
2.20pm U8 Tag Rugby v Truro Prep (a)
2.15pm U10 & Senior Rugby v Truro Prep (h)
8.30am Pre-Prep Parent-Teacher Meeting Week
4.00pm 1st Assessments to Prep School Parents
4.00pm Prep School Parent-Teacher Meetings
9.00am Individual School Photographs
9.00am Pre-Prep RE Day (All Day)
9.00am ISA U11 Tag Rugby Tournament (All Day) at St Christopher's, Staverton
2.00pm Senior Hockey v Truro High (a)
9.00am Years 1 & 2 Presentation
4.00pm Prep School Parent-Teacher Meetings
1.20pm Lunchtime Concert (Drawing Room)
5.00pm Half Term Commences
8.00am Michaelmas Term Recommences
11.00am South West Water to visit Year 4
9.00am Class Photographs
2.15pm U10 & Senior Rugby v Truro Prep (a)
11.00am Pre-Prep & Prep School Remembrance Services
9.00am Nursery & Reception Trip (All Day)
9.00am Finance & General Purposes Meeting
2.00pm Prep School Creative Arts Afternoon
2.00pm U9 Triangular Hockey Tournament at Truro High
2.15pm U8 & U9 Tag Rugby v Truro Prep (h)
1.30pm U10 Rugby & Senior Hockey v St Joseph's at St Petroc's
6.00pm Prep School Creative Arts Evening
8.00am Wear What You Dare Day for Children in Need
1.20pm School Council Meeting
10.15am Managing Council Meeting
2.00pm Senior Hockey v Truro High (a)
7.00pm Truro City of Lights
6.00pm PHSoc Stir Up Friday
11.00am Y1 & Y2 Visit to Truro Day Centre
2.00pm U8 & U9 Cross Country v Truro High & Truro Prep (h)
10.15am ISA SW Swimming Trials
2.00pm Final Polwhele House Toddler Group Session
2.00pm Final Swimming Lessons (N - Y2)
11.00am PHSoc Christmas Bazaar
2.00pm Final Swimming Lessons (Y3-Y8)
2.30pm Junior Set Mixed Hockey
9.15am Flu Vaccinations (R & Y1-Y4)
2.30pm Senior Set Hockey
4.00pm 2nd Assessments to Prep School Parents
9.30am Pre-Prep Nativity in the Hall
1.20pm Lunchtime Concert (Drawing Room)
9.30am Pre-Prep Trip to HfC
10.30am Y1 Visit to Truro Cathedral
2.30pm Junior Set Tag Rugby
6.30pm Boarders' Christmas Party
1.00pm School Christmas Lunch
2.30pm Senior Set Rugby
6.00pm Prep School Carol Service
9.30am Staff INSET Day
8.00am Lent Term Commences
4.00pm After School Clubs Commence
1.30pm Swimming Lessons Commence (Y3-Y7)
8.30am ISA U11 Netball Tournament at Trinity School
2.00pm Polwhele House Toddler Group Commences
2.30pm U12 Football v The Roseland School (h)
1.00pm Swimming Lessons Commence (N-Y2)
9.00am Y3 History Trip: West Cornwall Treasure Hunt
9.00am Y3 History Trip: West Cornwall Treasure Hunt
9.00am Y3 History Trip: West Cornwall Treasure Hunt
9.00am Cornwall Schools' Cross-Country Championships, Newquay Sports Centre
10.00am ISA National Swimming Championships, London
1.30pm Y5 History Trip: Bodmin Jail
8.30am ISA SW Cross-Country Championships, Exeter
9.00am Y3 History Trip: Geevor Tin Mine
1.30pm Y5 History Trip: Flambards Victorian Village
2.15pm U8 & U9 Football v Truro Prep (a)
2.30pm U9 Netball v Truro Prep (h)
9.00am ISA SW U11 5-a-side Football Tournament at St Joseph's, Launceston
2.00pm U11 Netball v Truro High (a)
7.00pm Truro City of Lights
4.00pm Youth Speaks Debating Competition at Polwhele
9.30am Polwhele House Open Morning
9.00am ISA SW Festival of Music
2.00pm U11 Netball v Truro High (a)
2.30pm U12 Football v Truro School (h)
4.00pm Assessment Grades to Prep School Parents
1.20pm Lunchtime Concert
2.30pm Set Reading Competition
5.00pm Half Term Commences
8.00am Lent Term Recommences
9.00am Nursery & Reception Trip
1.30pm Y5 History Trip: Leach Pottery
2.15pm U8 & U9 Football v Truro Prep (h)
2.30pm U9 Netball v Truro Prep (a)
2.00pm U12 Football v The Roseland School
9.30am Songfest Rehearsal (Y5)
9.00am Y3 History Trip: Leach Pottery
10.00am Polwhele House Inter-School Cross-Country Races
1.30pm Prep School Swimming Gala
9.00am Nursery & Reception Trip
2.00pm U9 Netball v Truro High
3.45pm Songfest Rehearsal (Y5)
7.00pm Songfest at Hall for Cornwall
2.15pm U10 Football & U11 Netball v St Joseph's (h)
2.30pm U12 Football v Truro School (a)
9.00am Y5 & Y6 Visit to Feadon Farm
9.00am Y3 History Trip: Pendennis Castle
9.00am ISA National Cross-Country Championships, Princethorpe College
10.15am Finance & General Purposes Meeting
2.00pm The Polwhele Promenade
4.00pm Pre-Prep Parent-Teacher Meeting Week
1.30pm Y5 History Trip: Carnglaze Caverns
2.00pm U9 Netball v Truro High (a)
2.00pm U10 & U11 Cross-Country Races at Polwhele
6.00pm The Polwhele Promenade
9.00am Y3 History Trip: Zennor & St Michael's Mount
2.15pm U10 Rugby v Fulham Prep (h)
9.00am Cornwall Music Festival Week
10.15am Managing Council Meeting
2.20pm Set Cross-Country Races (Y2-Y7)
4.00pm Prep School Parent-Teacher Meetings
2.30pm Junior Set Mixed Netball
2.00pm Y3 Cornish History Exhibition
2.30pm Senior Set Netball
2.30pm Senior Set Football
9.30am Nursery & Reception Open Morning
4.00pm Prep School Parent-Teacher Meetings
1.20pm Lunchtime Concert
10.00am Coose Trannack Cross-Country Races
1.30pm Y5 History Trip: Bodmin Railway
2.30pm Junior Set Mixed Football
2.30pm U10 & U11 Football v Truro Prep (away)
2.30pm U11 Netball v Truro Prep (home)
2.30pm Senior Netball v Parents
9.00am Y1 & Y2 Presentation
9.00am BBC Ten Pieces Primary Prom
2.00pm Y5 Cornish History Exhibition
9.00am Prep School Easter Service
2.20pm Prep School Talent Show
3.40pm End of Term (No After School Clubs)
9.00am Polwhele House Family Ski Trip to Ponte di Legno departs
5.00pm Polwhele House Family Ski Trip to Ponte di Legno returns
8.00am Summer Term Commences
9.00am ISA Triathlon at Lucton School
9.00am French Trip Departs
5.00pm Half Term Commences
5.00pm French Trip Returns
8.00am Summer Term Recommences
8.00am Royal Cornwall Show
8.00am Royal Cornwall Show
8.00am Royal Cornwall Show
10.15am Finance & General Purposes Meeting
10.15am Managing Council Meeting
3.40pm End of Term