About us

Callywith College is an Ofsted Outstanding Further Education post-16 college in Bodmin, Cornwall that opened in September 2017.

The College was created in association with Ofsted Outstanding Truro and Penwith College to serve students aged 16–19 from North and East Cornwall. Callywith College received the go-ahead in February 2016, funded as a Free School.

In January 2020, Ofsted judged Callywith College outstanding in all categories and consistent outcomes data has cemented the college as an excellent provider of post-16 education in Cornwall and is now the first choice of more than 1500 16-19 year olds each year.

Mission and Ethos

Our mission is to provide the best learning experience leading to the highest level of achievement by our students.

View Callywith College's Mission and Ethos

Our Values

Chosen by staff and students, our values represent the vision, mission and culture of Callywith College.


Callywith College is one of the best post-16 colleges in the country, a fact recognised by Ofsted which gave us Outstanding status following our review in January 2020.

Our Ofsted Outstanding Status is a source of great pride, but what does it mean for you? Comments made by the Ofsted inspectors' report give an insight as to why our students thrive during their time with us and how you will have the best chance of achieving your goals when you choose Callywith College. Read more about what makes us outstanding here.


Callywith remains one of the top non-selective colleges in the country, where students consistently achieve outstanding results compared to local and national averages.

Department for Education achievement data shows that Callywith College, in its first ever showing in the tables in January 2020, has followed in the long tradition of its sponsor organisation Truro and Penwith College in delivering outstanding outcomes for post-16 students. You can find out more HERE

Callywith College was ranked highest in the national list of all 82 sixth form and 16-19 Free schools in the country, with an achievement rate of 95.1 per cent released by the Department for Education in April 2020. Find out more here.

The College also featured in The Times - Best 20 state sixth-form colleges in England 2022.

Callywith College achieved the INVESTORS IN DIVERSITY FOR SCHOOLS Award in March 2023. This demonstrates the College’s commitment to an all-encompassing approach to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Callywith have also been awarded Trauma Informed and Mentally Healthy School status following our assessment in October 2023.

Callywith College Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales.
Company Number: 9802491
Registered Office: College Road, Truro, TR1 3XX