At the heart of our provision is the students’ personal development and an appreciation for wild places. Our mission statement is;

“To provide our students with the opportunity for real adventure, teach them to balance the risk, empower them to make good choices, and to encourage a lifelong love of the outdoors.”

Outdoor Learning at Newquay Tretherras provides an exceptional opportunity for students to develop themselves. It encourages meaningful experiences in an exciting and adventurous way within a framework of safety.

These adventures will be not only memorable but life changing whether students are kayaking, rock climbing or navigating across wild country.  Involvement in these challenges will enrich students’ day-to-day learning, build their confidence and develop leadership skills.

The values your child will gain from these unique programmes will set them apart from others and show their true character in further education and to prospective employers.

We have a full time experienced Outdoor Learning team who run various courses for personal development or qualifications.
Outdoor Learning at Tretherras offers a residential Camp for all of Year 7, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Climbing & Kayaking, Winter Mountaineering Skills, Outdoor Leadership Scheme, Survival/Bushcraft, Adventure Service Challenge scheme, John Muir Award, NICAS climbing scheme and NNAS Navigation Awards.


Outdoor Learning is also delivered through GCSE and A Level PE courses. It supports the curriculum delivering collaborative projects with mainstream subjects in the great outdoors.


DofE License

As direct result of the high achievements of participatingstudents in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, Newquay Tretherras has been recognised by St. James palace and awarded the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh license.

In 2013 Mrs Sue Martin Headteacher at Newquay Tretherras received the award presented to them by the Duke of York.

The school gained the license in recognition of its consistency of delivering DofE courses to the highest of standards and the consistent volume of students successfully completing their awards. In 2016 we were honoured to be invited to Buckingham Palace as part of the DofE Diamond Anniversary celebrations and received a plaque presented by Ray Mears.

Currently we have approximately 480 students involved at various levels of the Award.