Objectives and Aims
The Bishop Cornish Education Centre was incorporated on 1 February 2005 and is limited by guarantee. The Charity is governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association dated 21 January 2005 as amended by a special resolution dated 19 September 2005. It was registered with the Charity Commission under number 1111431 on 23 September 2005. The Charity has a lease of the land on which the Bishop Cornish Education Centre building is located until 31 December 2110.
The Charity’s objectives are:
The Charity aims to provide the best standard of education and care for children of preschool age (2 – 4 years) by employing, training and valuing qualified, enthusiastic and talented staff and offering an exciting, creative curriculum in an inspiring building with extensive access to resources inside and outside. The premises are made available to provide before and after school provision for children of statutory school ages 5 – 11 and for children who attend the preschool; for music classes for Bishop Cornish Primary School during the school day; as a continuing exemplar of excellence in environmental sustainability and for opportunities for education for parents and carers.
The Bishop Cornish Education Centre Charity and building have been recognised in the following awards: Winners, RICS South West Community Benefit Award 2010; Finalists, RICS International Sustainability Award 2010; Finalists, Western Morning News/Michelmores Public Building of the Year <£3M 2010; Winners, National Green Apple Award for Best Educational Establishment 2010, and the governing body of Bishop Cornish Primary School won the National Governors Association’s award for "Outstanding Governing Body of the Year" in 2011 in recognition of its achievements in meeting the needs of the school and wider community through the Bishop Cornish Education Centre without diverting its focus on the outstanding provision of education for children. The Bishop Cornish Education Centre is recognised as an outstanding example of early 21st Century contemporary architecture in “Cornwall”, Pevsner's Architectural Guide (Yale University Press, 2014). The building endeavours to be carbon neutral and a full life cycle assessment was undertaken of the materials used in its construction.
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