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Bodmin College

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Type  Academy
Chair of Governors  Jason Coad
Phone  +44 1208 72114
Founded  1870
Colors  Black, Yellow, Red
Principal  Brett Elliot
DfE URN  136383 Tables
Total enrollment  1,550 (2012)
Gender  Mixed-sex education
Established  1870 as a college; 1 January 2011 as an academy
Location  Lostwithiel Road Bodmin Cornwall PL31 1DD England
Address  Lostwithiel Rd, Bodmin PL31 1DD, UK

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Bodmin College is a secondary academy school that serves the community of Bodmin, Cornwall, England. The principal is Brett Elliot. The college converted to an academy on January 1, 2011.



In 2007, the college decided to change the GCSE curriculum by introducing a three-year course rather than the conventional two years. Students now choose their GCSE options in Year 8, and take end of year exams in the summer term of year 11. The first year of students to do this finished their GCSE course in the summer term of 2010.

Sixth Form

The college has sixth form college, catering for approximately 300 sixth form students. The Sixth Form Council maintain standards throughout the Sixth Form as well as acting as the student voice.

The college

The college entered the BBC TV programme Robot Wars, with the robots Roadblock and Beast of Bodmin, winning Series 1 with Roadblock.

Bodmin College Jazz Orchestra

The Bodmin College Jazz Orchestra are a group of young musicians under the tutelage of Mr Vincent who play a range of music in a big band jazz style; from Ellington, to the Beatles, to Santana. All the members of the Jazz Orchestra are students at the College. They have regularly toured abroad to Germany, France, Spain, and Australia. The Jazz Orchestra play at functions; fetes, wedding parties, fund raising events, formal concerts, open days.

Notable former pupils

  • Andy Reed, rugby Player for British Lions and Scotland
  • Dan Rogerson, MP for North Cornwall
  • Lorna Dunkley, Sky News Presenter
  • References

    Bodmin College Wikipedia

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