Research and analysis

Making the most of local history in teaching

This publication was withdrawn on 26 February 2016

This good practice example has been withdrawn as it is older than 3 years and may no longer reflect current policy.

Ofsted good practice example showing how Cape Cornwall School develops students’ excellent understanding of local history.



History thrives at Cape Cornwall School. Students develop excellent understanding of their local heritage and the area in which they live through regular, high-quality opportunities to study local history. They understand the importance and relevance of history with the result that take-up at Key Stage 4 is well above average. This case study describes four key components which underpin the subject’s success at the school.