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Bodmin is one of Cornwall's oldest towns, rich in cultural heritage and centrally located in the heart of the county.
Number of children living in area
Estimated 3697 (From OSCI Local Insight – April 2016)
Key issues for the area
Families in the area are challenged by the effects of low income and unemployment as well as rural deprivation experienced by those living In villages and hamlets. Few of these villages are served by regular public transport services nor do they have amenities that support families such as libraries, post offices and doctor’s surgeries. (Source: A Summary of the Indicies of Multiple Deprivation (2015) Affecting Bodmin College Students)
Schools in the area
Six primary a schools as well as one secondary school. Pupil premium ranges from 8% to 65%, with the secondary school.
Variety of Music Education
Bodmin College has a respected Music Department. It has a transition programme which encourages children from feeder schools to engage musically with the college. It has a highly respected Jazz Band that travels extensively to perform. Cymaz Music has been working for the past 3 years in partnership with Bodmin College delivering a nationally funded music programme Exchanging Notes which is a targeted music programme. There are a variety of peripatetic teachers coming into schools, As a result of the Cultivators work over 600 children from the surrounding schools are engaging in a massed choir performance as part of the Bodmin Lights Up Festival 2016
Bodmin CCTM Priorities
As a result of consultation, research and mapping these are the Area Music Plan priorities for Bodmin:
- Increased opportunities for free community events and celebrations, bringing people together through music
- Support Young Leadership
- Provide high quality transition programmes for Primary schools pupils
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