Suitable sites are being looked for around Falmouth and Truro in the next stage of building a new school for the area.

Earlier this month Cherilyn Mackrory, MP for Truro and Falmouth, revealed that she would be meeting with Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson, to discuss the potential for an additional secondary school for her constituency.

She warned that it was only the start of "a lengthy journey" but that with the existing schools now almost full the situation needed to be addressed.

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Last night that meeting happened, with Cherilyn now giving an update on the current situation.

She said: "There is a clear overflow of secondary school places in this part of Cornwall and a new, free secondary school is much needed. The Secretary of State agrees with me.

“I am delighted to confirm that we are now able to progress to the next step of the process and start identifying suitable locations within my constituency for a new secondary school.

“I am due to meet with the Secretary of State again soon to move this forward.”

It followed a question she raised in parliament, in which she said: "“In my constituency, our secondary schools are near full capacity. With bigger year groups to come as the population of Cornwall continues to grow, will my right honorary friend work with me to explore the option of a new free secondary school for the children of my constituency?”

In reply, Mr Williamson described it as "an important point" and promised to meet with her about it.