Penzance is home to two state run comprehensive schools (Mount's Bay and Humphry Davy School) and one independent school (Bolitho School). Bolitho School was founded in the early 1990s following the financial collapse of the former School of St. Clare.
Post 16 education is catered for by Penwith College, founded in 1981 from the sixth form departments of the former Penzance Girls' Grammar School and the Humphry Davy Grammar School. In April 2008 Truro College and Penwith College merged after a failed proposal by Penwith college to move site to Eastern Green.
Throughout the Penzance parish there are 8 primary schools including the newly created Pensans Primary School which was formed in 2006 from the former Penzance Junior School and the Lescudjack Infants School. There is also a special educational needs school within the parish boundary named Nancealverne.
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