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Welcome to our Web site in which we will endeavour to keep you informed of all our activities and update you on the progress of the Bolitho School as it is now known .
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The Bolitho School closed September 2016 and is now in the hands of the Receivers.
The Alumni will continue in a Social Capacity and will organize lunches.
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Photos from the late Margaret Cowls collection

I am sad to announce the passing of Janet Treloar who was known to many pupils. Janet died November 2019. Our Condolence to all the family.


I went to the Penzance Expo 2018 to see the plan for our Old School now known as Polwithen House. Basically the Nursery will be moved to the cottages and this will be completed by September 2019.

The new Junior block at the back of the school will become a Health and Well being Hub including hydrotherapy pool, small gym, exercise studio, treatment and consultation rooms, physiotheraphy and healthcare education spaces.

Phase 2 completion 2020 - The refurbishment of the main house offering apartments for rent and sale, public rooms for community use, a garden kitchen restaurant, cafe and communal landscaped gardens. I understand the cafe, restaurant, gardens are all being open to the public so if you are ever down in Cornwall it may be worth popping in for a coffee after 2020! I understood from their representative yesterday that the Chapel will remain. All the small additional buildings will be removed and the house will be brought back to its main structure.

Phase 3 completion 2023. Building clusters of homes and apartments with some residential care use on the old games area. This will service approximately 100 further residents.

Archives – Sue Jennie and I have been into the Polwithen House and made a record of all the photos, and memorabilia of the House and School. Hopefully some of this material will be on display when the house is refurbished. Sue has got the St Clare Statue restored and we will keep you updated on any further developments. Wendy
Sue has had the St Clare Statue restored by Jill Bray and we sent a gift to of a subscription to visit Art Exhibitions and we have had this letter of thanks to the Alumni:-

"What a wonderful surprise and how extremely generous of you! I have never indulged in a National Art Pass and we will have such fun using it. It was particularly thoughtful of you to make it a ‘Plus One’ card as John is as interested in art as I am and will very much enjoy sharing the expeditions. It’s also appropriate as he did rather more of the plaster work than I did! We are planning a trip to London later this Autumn so our card will get plenty of use then. I do hope St. Clare eventually manages to live back in the school chapel, a place of which I was very fond. I loved a large, very quiet painting of St Clare which, sadly, was sold - I did plead that she should have stayed but I fear it was felt she was no longer ‘of the moment’! I am rather embarrassed to accept such generous payment as I am not a professional restorer although I will admit to many an hour being spent on her! Thank you again and good luck with your future plans.Jill

A link to our reunion at the House of Commons in 2002.




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