Fowey River Academy

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Fowey River Academy

Fowey River Academy is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school situated in Fowey, Cornwall. There are approximately 684 students at the school, between the ages of 11-16.    

Fowey River Academy was established in 1692 as Fowey Free School, opening to 30 pupils from low income families. The school has since been a boarding and grammar school throughout the years. In 2014, it received academy status, changing its name from Fowey Community College to Fowey River Academy.


Martin Dale   

Values and vision 

At Fowey River Academy, we are working together for a better future for our young people and we are passionate about success.

Our vision is that our young people receive the very best education, realise their full potential and are prepared to become responsible and successful citizens.

How Do We Achieve This?

  • We cultivate a positive attitude towards learning in the whole academy community
  • We create a high quality learning experience
  • We provide a safe, stimulating and supportive environment

No Child Left Behind

Our aim is to make sure every child fulfils their potential; not every student will be a traditional academic so it is important that they receive options and valuable skills to enable them to succeed. Fowey River Academy delivers rigorous academic challenges with educational and personal development activities to provide a rich and rounded learning experience so that all students get every opportunity to achieve their potential.   


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Address: Windmill, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1HE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1726 833484