Welcome to Cornwall School of Mathematics and Science

Cornwall School of Maths and Science; part of the VI Form Academy – the best place in Cornwall to study Maths and Science Post-16.

Students study a Maths lesson in a classroom at Cornwall School of Maths and Science

Welcome to Cornwall School of Maths and Science

We are delighted to announce the launch of Cornwall School of Mathematics and Science. This VI Form provision provides excellent specialist teaching and enrichment for the most ambitious students in Cornwall, preparing them for the most competitive courses at the best universities in the UK.

Why choose CSMS for your STEM A-Levels?

CSMS is a part of the VI Form Academy which is the top state-funded Post-16 STEM provider in Cornwall (Future Finders Stem Schools ).

Strong links with academia and industry partners allow us to tailor our programme to the maximum benefit of our students. We have excellent links with Downing College, at the University of Cambridge and Exeter College at the University of Oxford. Through the University of Exeter, we run a ‘Future Medics’ Mentoring Programme for our future Doctors. We are the only school in the UK to have been awarded ‘Partner School’ status by the Royal Veterinary College, London; quite simply, if you want to become a Vet, there is no better place to study in the South West. We are a Partner School of the Institute for Research in Schools; through this organisation, our students have carried out University-level research in the UK and overseas.

Two students in a science lab dissect a fish at the Royal Vet College Summer School

Background to CSMS

Cornwall School of Maths and Science is situated on the Nexus Campus in Trevu Road, Camborne. CSMS is located in the former Camborne Girls’ Grammar School building. It is part of the VI Form Academy, the VI Form of Camborne Science and International Academy which is one of the most consistently high-performing state schools in Cornwall.

Gifted VI Form students have been part of the Nexus VI Programme since September 2016, when the Nexus Campus was first opened. We recently  renovated the iconic Grammar School building and restored it to its former glory.  The popularity and expansion of the Nexus VI Programme have led us to relocate to the renovated building, which is now Cornwall School of Maths and Science. It is from this building that we offer exceptional Maths and Science provision at A-Level and an unparalleled enrichment programme for students aiming for the top universities.

Here I am talking about the Nexus VI Programme, which is expanding from September and is now known as Cornwall Maths and Science School.

Maths and Science Outreach

Because we believe that all the children in Cornwall deserve access to a brilliant STEM education, we also provide an extensive Outreach Programme for both Primary pupils and students in Years 7-11 through the Scholars’ Community. This Community of able children with a passion for Science or Maths is open to students who study at any school in Cornwall. An extensive programme of exciting Maths and Science events run both after school and at the weekends.

We’re excited about this new venture and the opportunities it provides for our young people, and we look forward to continuing to serve the young people of Cornwall.

Picture of Dr. Jo Foster, Director of Cornwall School of Maths and ScienceDr. Jo Foster

Director, CSMS and Nexus.

Vice Principal, Camborne Science and International Academy.