Headteacher's Welcome

Mr Duncan Ratcliffe



As a school we are determined to help your child reach his / her potential whether they join us in the nursery or at any other time in their school career. We aim to do this by building on children’s successes ensuring that they are happy and feel supported.

Our school vision statement is:

Aspire for excellence through making learning irresistible.

Porthleven School: a place where we can grow together and where I can be me. 

We aim to make learning irresistible by offering an attractive environment and a broad rich curriculum that is supported by a variety of after school and extra-curricular activities. Many of the extra-curricular activities are offered by visiting coaches and enthusiastic volunteers and we believe that all pupils should have equal access to these activities.

As a staff we believe that however good a school we may be there are always areas of the school that we can improve and to this aim we are constantly reviewing all aspects of school life. We welcome any involvement from friends, parents and others to help us to provide the very best for the children in our care.

We have a very enthusiastic and active PTA and I would encourage all parents to support them and get involved in any activities. They have been extremely successful in recent years in gaining funding and providing fantastic activities for the whole community. 

We are a school family and believe that everyone has a role to play in enabling children to grow to become the very best that they possibly can.  

I look forward to working with you and your family over the coming years.


Duncan Ratcliffe