Visitor Information and Contacting the School
Effective communication between home, school and our stakeholders is essential to support the young people in our care.
With the risks arising from Covid-19 we ask that wherever possible all communication is by email or telephone call. If preferable we are happy to organise and host a video conference call using our Microsoft Teams platform.
The school reception can be contacted on 01736 363559 or email: email@example.com
Where there is no other option but to visit the school site we request that parents and visitors make an appointment prior to entering the school site using the number above.
Please note that all visitors to the school site will be required to wear face masks/coverings, sanitise hands upon arrival in the reception foyer, and sign in at reception.
We thank you for your compliance and understanding.
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Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - September 12 What a brilliant 1st week back we have had, it has been great having the usual buzz around the site again. Thank you everyone for making this week so successful, it has certainly been a different start to the year but in true HDS fashion everyone has taken it within their stride.
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - September 7 We are looking forward to welcoming Year 5 and 6 pupils and their families to our Open Days this year. We will be operating a booking system for tours of our school in order to operate in a Covid Secure manner. To book your tour visit https://t.co/pfr8y5nZ81 to arrange a time. https://t.co/HNYk2QRLEL
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - June 15 Congratulations to students Ollie and Milly who are our #hotchocfri winners this week! Enjoy your prize!
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - May 22 Thank you to all our amazing staff and students for their incredible work over the last few weeks! It’s half term next week, but if you need to get in contact with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make sure we get back to you! #staysafe
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - May 19 Staff at Humphry Davy School are sharpening their pencils with the Campaign for Learning’s ‘Learning at Work Week Daily Doodle Challenge’ There are a number of different activities which you can also get involved with here: https://t.co/3Cg20bTInp https://t.co/TbKDtIJ7eU
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - May 19 HDS Free School Meal Provision (COLLECTION DATE: 21st MAY– 10.00 am – 11.30 am). If your child usually receives free school meals we will be continuing to provide food to cover the next 2 weeks. If you are unable to collect contact school: email@example.com.
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - May 18 It is mental health awareness week-focussing on the power and potential of kindness. Take a photo or video of yourself carrying out or reflecting on an act of kindness and use the hashtags #HDSKindnessMatters, #KindnessMatters and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek https://t.co/HX4RZlqVjS
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - May 15 Congratulations to the eight students (two per week) who have won our virtual #hotchocfri! All the students have displayed superb engagement with their online learning and excellent resilience. Your prizes are in the post!
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - May 14 We are here to support our school community. If you need to talk, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - May 13 We are regularly updating our support pages on our website. Please check in to stay updated! https://t.co/VBqazvtRGp
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - May 13 Our students have been working hard at home with support from their fantastic families and our amazing staff! Here's a small selection of the work they have been doing! We will be posting more in our gallery regularly! https://t.co/P15wu6MqNZ
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - May 11 We know how important it is to look after your own wellbeing and that of your family at this time. The link below will direct you to a ‘HDS Student Wellbeing' document with some great links and advice, plus some other sources to support. https://t.co/k0AidtPmgh https://t.co/Aewfsjn17p
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - May 8 On VE Day 2020, Humphry Davy School honours the service and sacrifice of the wartime generation, and reflect on the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on so many lives across the world. https://t.co/BAvCYjwHh5
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - May 6 The Cornwall Science Community has kindly invited the Humphry Davy School community to a talk on the scientist Sir Humphry Davy this evening! The event is free and online. Follow this link and get involved! https://t.co/9qGVo4y3WB
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - May 6 Free School Meal Information - next collection date Thursday 7th May: 10.00am - 11.30am. Please visit our website for further information. https://t.co/bzajMex9Nn
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - April 7 HDS Free School Meal Provision (COLLECTION DATE: THURSDAY 9TH APRIL – 10am – 11.30 am) If your child usually receives free school meals we will be continuing to provide meal packs to cover the next two weeks. One parent will need to collect a care package that will last 10 days.
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - March 25 HDS - Free School Meal Provision (change of collection date to Friday 27th March) If your child usually receives free school meals we will be continuing to provide meal packs to cover the Easter period. Visit our website for more info https://t.co/MNwC7PhC5M
Humphry Davy School 25 Sep 2020 This week our career of the week is:- A WEB DEVELOPER!
Humphry Davy School 15 Sep 2020 Here at HDS we are dedicated to providing students and parents/carers with high level Careers Information. This includes sharing labour market information which is essential in the ever-changing job market we have today. This week our career of the week is:- A VET! For more information or guidance please contact our careers adviser Mrs Richards on email@example.com
Humphry Davy School 11 Sep 2020 What a brilliant first week back we have had at HDS, it has been great having the usual buzz around the site again. Thank you to all students and staff for making this week so successful, it has certainly been a different start to the academic year but in true HDS fashion everyone has taken it within their stride. Welcome back everyone!
Humphry Davy School 7 Sep 2020 We are looking forward to welcoming Year 5 and 6 pupils and their families to our Open Days this year. We will be operating a booking system for tours of our school in order to operate in a Covid Secure manner. Tours will be with a senior member of staff, and will be in groups of no more than 10 people. To book your tour visit www.humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk to arrange a convenient time.
Humphry Davy School 23 Jul 2020 Year 11, Class of 2020. You made such an impact on us all and inspired us with your resilience, drive and determination. A hugely memorable year group, whose year was brought to an abrupt end with the arrival of Covid-19 and lockdown. We want to end this year with a video to capture some heartfelt message from the staff against the backdrop of the school you have spent the last 5 years.
Humphry Davy School 16 Jul 2020 Our music team have been working hard again creating another fantastic virtual ensemble! In support of the Cornwall Music Service Trust, our extremely talented musical students (both past and present) have put together this brilliant musical collaboration for us all to enjoy. Another polished piece from our 'New Notes Jazz Band' who continue to inspire us with their talents. This year has certainly been one that we will all remember and what better way to bring this school year to a close than to spread the joy of music. Well done everyone, another incredible production; produced right from your very own homes!
Humphry Davy School 8 Jul 2020 On Friday 10th July at 10am, the Prime Minister will be giving an address to all school leavers which will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube (links below) Year 11 students please tune in! A recording of the address will be available to view on both platforms. Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/borisjohnson) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/Number10gov) We will be in touch very soon with plans for the year 11 results day!
Humphry Davy School 1 Jul 2020 At HDS we place a genuine focus on students' wellbeing alongside their academic progress. All students follow our detailed Citizenship and Personal Development Curriculum which includes lessons on physical and emotional wellbeing, being safe, developing positive relationships and strong personal qualities, careers and being happy. During lockdown we have continued to support our students in these ways setting work and providing regular wellbeing tasks. In June we used the Action for Happiness 'Joyful June' calendar, encouraging students to complete daily actions to look for what's good, even in difficult times, embracing and spreading happiness. Our video shares some of the wonderful things our students got up to in June 2020. In July our students will complete the 'Jump Back July 2020' calendar with daily actions to help them be more resilient in challenging times.
Humphry Davy School 1 Jul 2020 We really hope you enjoyed celebrating our 'virtual Mazey Day' with us! We had a lot of fun, and we really can't wait until next year when, hopefully, we'll all be able to celebrate in traditional Golowan style. Our 'Mazey Day friend', ET, hasn't 'phoned home' just yet and has extended his stay with us at the school for another week. He's been exploring the school site and, whilst he brought a smile to the faces of everyone he met around the site, we're not sure that our school cat was all that pleased to see him! #ETstrikesagain
Humphry Davy School 27 Jun 2020 Today would have been Mazey Day in Penzance. A day full of celebration, music, dancing, and parades!...a day which Humphry Davy School very much looks forward to every year! This year’s festival theme is ‘Golowan Gets Connected’ in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first telegraph cable landing on the beach at Porthcurno. The theme certainly couldn’t have been more appropriate for this year and what an amazing job our brilliant students have done. In years gone by, our students would have been busy practising their musical performances, and putting the finishing touches to our Mazey Day Structures during lessons and after school…we haven’t let ‘lock down’ stop us! Our students and staff have been creating their own themed masterpieces at home. Withy structures, drawings, paintings and cakes were all crafted, photographed and filmed…and we have brought everything together to celebrate with our community #Golowanonline #theshowmustgoon #mazeydayonline Golowan Festival Official Page
Humphry Davy School 24 Jun 2020 This week, Humphry Davy School is joining the Penzance community online to celebrate the annual Golowan Festival. At a time when our students would traditionally have been performing music live at the Humphry Davy Statue on Mazey Day, our talented ‘Band of Fiasco’ decided not to let the current circumstances dampen their Golowan spirit! Along with our fantastic music department, the band practised the well-known song ‘Come Together’ by The Beatles and created their very own music video straight from their own homes! This year’s festival theme is ‘Golowan Gets Connected’ in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first telegraph cable landing on the beach at Porthcurno. The theme certainly couldn’t have been more appropriate for this year and what an amazing job our brilliant students have done. We're sure you'll agree that our future musician stars have created a polished piece which is truly a fantastic production, well done to all involved! Make sure to check out our website this weekend for more, exciting, Mazey Day fun! To keep up to date with Golowan Online events, visit Golowan Festival Official Page.
Humphry Davy School 17 Jun 2020 Students have been busy this week creating artwork inspired by artist @petemckee! Good effort everyone!
Humphry Davy School 17 Jun 2020 On 26th April (when the 40th London Marathon would have taken place), students and staff at HDS joined the country in doing the 2.6 Challenge! Dreaming up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26, the HDS community set themselves a wide variety of challenges to suit their skills. There were no rules – apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time.
Humphry Davy School 10 Jun 2020 Important Parent Information: We have been informed of the safeguarding concerns below and want to draw your attention to them: There have been incidents locally of children being contacted by adults unknown to them via Snapchat and an online platform called Omegle. There has also been a concern raised about a hack on the game Roblox. It appears that players are invited to open a gift which is a camera. This then takes a photo which is shared with other users. Our advice will always be to have open and honest conversations with your child about what they are accessing on their mobile or other devices, and assert your parental control over usage and routines to ensure children are not vulnerable. If you have concerns regarding your child’s social media use, please do not hesitate to contact us for advice.
Humphry Davy School 2 Jun 2020 Humphry Davy School- Free School Meal Provision (COLLECTION DATE: THURSDAY 4th JUNE– 10.00 am – 11.30 am) If your child usually receives free school meals we will be continuing to provide meal packs to cover the next two weeks. One parent will need to collect a care package that will last 10 days. The distribution point will be located in the new Staff Car Park between 10am and 11.30am. If you are unable to collect your package, we would be grateful if you could nominate someone to collect it on your behalf. If this is not possible, please contact the school by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humphry Davy School 22 May 2020 Thank you to all our amazing staff and students for their incredible work over the last few weeks! It’s half term next week, but if you need to get in contact with us, please email email@example.com and we’ll make sure we get back to you! Have a good half term everyone!
Headteacher William MarshallHumphry Davy School, Coombe Road, Penzance,
Cornwall, TR18 2TG
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