A new primary school for Falmouth and Penryn, the first of its kind in Cornwall, could be built by next year.

A group calling themselves Three16 after a Bible scripture want to create a new Christian-designated "free school" that will be open to other faiths.

Free schools were introduced by the current government in 2010 and are taxpayer-funded but not controlled by the local education authority.

Eventually the group of parents and early years specialists, who are lead by Mylor woman Laura Dancer, also hope to offer secondary schooling.


A meeting at Raze The Roof in Penryn is scheduled for Tuesday February 12 from 6.30pm. Its aim is to drum up support for the school and "build links" with local businesses and organisations.