Welcome to Altarnun Primary School

Altarnun Primary School is part of Launceston College Academy Trust, a multi-academy trust set up to raise the standards of education in Cornwall. We are a small rural infant and junior school set on the fringes of Bodmin Moor. Our children receive an enriching and enjoyable education and everything we do is for them, their education and their welfare.

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A very warm welcome to Altarnun Primary School! Our small but mighty school has a dedicated and caring team who create an environment that is exciting and stimulating, where all children are encouraged to develop a love of learning and to achieve the highest standards in all that they do.

At Altarnun Primary School everyone works hard to ensure that the children are safe, secure and part of a friendly and caring community. We want the children to be happy and excited about coming to school to learn and to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding across a wide curriculum.

We welcome parents into school and value their contribution because we believe that working together in partnership brings about the greatest success for children.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website and that you find all the information you are looking for. However, please feel free to contact the school if you have any further questions or you would like to visit us – we would be delighted to welcome you into our school community and introduce you to our friendly staff and fantastic pupils.

Mrs Christina Medland

Acting Head of School

Our 12 student council gathered around the ICARE sign

Our Vision & Values

In an ever changing world, Altarnun Primary School aims to ensure that every child is entitled to an education that will meet their needs. Our vision is to ensure that pupils receive the very best education and realise their full potential in a happy and caring environment, enabling them to lead a full, purposeful and happy life.

No Child is Left Behind

Our aim is to make sure every child fulfils their potential; not all pupils will be traditionally academic so it is important that every child has choices and develops the valuable skills that will enable them to succeed beyond school and in life.

Altarnun Primary School delivers rigorous academic challenges with educational and personal development activities to provide a rich and rounded learning experience so that all pupils get every opportunity to achieve their potential.