Mount Charles School is now closed for the summer holidays. Please see our 'September 2020 - Returning to School' tab for all of our reopening information. Have a fantastic summer break!

Welcome to Mount Charles School

If, during the summer holiday period, you are concerned about the safety of a child (or adult) who is at risk of immediate harm – call 999 immediately. If they are not in immediate danger but you have serious concerns for the safety of a child, please call the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) on 0300 123 116


We motivate and celebrate the successes of all 420 pupils at our school.

We are a large, two form entry, family-centred school situated in the heart of the community in St. Austell. We are very proud of our school and work collaboratively to ensure excellent provision for all. We welcome visitors warmly so please do arrange a visit. 

We are focused on supporting our children through an exciting, enriched primary experience. Our priority is to ensure that children are safe, happy and eager to come to school every day. We work together to ensure that children achieve academically but we also firmly believe in a rounded education that celebrates all children’s strengths and achievements. 

On 1st June 2016, with the support of the community, we became an academy as part of the Peninsula Learning Trust. We joined the Trust in order to collaborate closely with other schools, whilst continuing to build on the values and ethos that contribute to us being a popular and successful school. On 1st September 2019, Peninsula Learning Trust was joined by Poltair School and became Cornwall Education Learning Trust.
We offer an exciting curriculum designed to engage and enthuse our children. We recognise that all children are unique and aim to provide the opportunities for them to excel in areas where they have a special talent.

We have an inclusive ethos and are proud to have an Area Resource Base for children with educational and physical needs. We take pride in this specialist provision and the inclusion it provides is at the heart of our school.

We aim to ensure that children are equipped with the skills, knowledge and attitudes that will help them to succeed in life.

We look forward to welcoming you.