Cornwall’s most popular primary schools by applications listed

A Truro primary school has been revealed to be the most popular in Cornwall with more than double the amount of children applying for places available.

St Mary’s C of E School has been shown to have had the most places refused in new data released by Cornwall Council.

A request made under the Freedom of Information Act had asked for details of whether primary, infant and junior schools in Cornwall were over-subscribed.

The request asked for the latest information provided for national offer day 2020 in April.

It shows that 48 primary schools in Cornwall were over-subscribed this year.

St Mary’s C of E in Truro, which is rated outstanding by Ofsted, tops the list with 30 places available and 38 children refused places this year.

The next highest is Marlborough School in Falmouth which has 30 places but had to turn down 32 other applications.

Here is the full list of oversubscribed primary, infant and junior schools in Cornwall alphabetically.

They are listed with the number of places provided first and the number of refused places in brackets.

Cornwall Council does not provide precise numbers for where the number of places refused is less than five as it could identify individuals so these are indicated as <5.

Oversubscribed primary schools in Cornwall

Archbishop Benson CE Primary School, Truro – 60 (<5)

Bodriggy Academy, Hayle – 42 (<5)

Bosvigo School, Truro – 45 (<5)

Chacewater CP School – 30 (<5)

Charlestown Primary School – 60 (<5)

Darite Primary School – 12 (<5)

Dobwalls CP School – 30 (11)

Garras CP School – 9 (5)

Gwinear CP School – 15 (5)

Kea CP School – 30 (9)

Kennall Vale School, Ponsanooth – 17 (<5)

King Charles Primary School, Falmouth – 60 (9)

Liskeard Hillfort Primary School – 60 (<5)

Mabe CP School – 25 (<5)

Marhamchurch CE Primary School – 24 (6)

Marlborough School, Falmouth – 30 (32)

Mawnan CE VA Primary School – 18 (5)

Mylor Bridge CP School – 20 (10)

Nancledra Primary School – 15 (10)

Nansloe Academy, Helston – 30 (7)

Nanstallon CP School, Bodmin – 18 (<5)

Parc Eglos School, Helston – 60 (<5)

Penoweth Primary School, Redruth – 45 (<5)

Penpol School, Hayle – 60 (22)

Penponds School, Camborne – 15 (11)

Perran-ar-worthal CP School – 20 (<5)

Portreath CP School – 21 (5)

Roche CP School – 30 (<5)

Shortlanesend CP School – 25 (6)

St Breock Primary School – 30 (12)

St Francis CE Primary School, Falmouth – 61 (16)

St Issey VA CE School – 18 (<5)

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Falmouth – 30 (7)

St Mary’s CE School, Truro – 30 (38)

St Mewan CP School, St Austell – 60 (6)

St Neot CP School – 14 (5)

Stoke Climsland School – 30 (<5)

Stratton Primary School – 45 (17)

Summercourt Academy – 17 (<5)

Threemilestone School – 60 (<5)

Treleigh CP School, Redruth – 45 (21)

Treloweth CP School, Redruth – 60 (13)

Treverbyn Academy – 30 (6)

Trevithick Learning Academy, Camborne – 60 (18)

Trythall CP School – 10 (<5)

Upton Cross Primary School – 15 (16)

Wendron CE Primary School – 15 (7)

Windmill Hill Academy, Launceston – 30 (<5)