William’s story through to second round of BBC’s 500 word competition
Year 5 pupil William was delighted when he heard recently that his short story ‘Mysterious Mine’ had been selected for the next round of the BBC 500 word story competition. With over 130,000 stories submitted into the competition and only 5,000 being selected for the second round, William’s story was in the top 4% of...
First-ever life skills carousel helps Truro Sixth Form students prepare for next step
Our Upper Sixth students have recently been taking part in a series of practical life skill lessons as they come towards the end of their time at school. From looking under the bonnet in a car maintenance workshop to basic first aid skills, students have been taking part in a number of tailored sessions on how to look after themselves and become more...
Prep host their first hardball match of the season against Truro Cricket Club
On Wednesday 3rd May, Truro Prep hosted their first hardball match of the season, against the highly competitive and able Truro Cricket Club Under 11s. Hosting a number of county players as well as some familiar faces from Truro Prep, Truro Cricket Club were to bat first. Despite some strong fielding and fast pitched bowling Truro Cricket Club set a high target of over 100 runs for Truro Prep to...
Truro School hosts Psychology themed Junior Challenge Day
Today, we welcomed 33 students from eight primary schools around the county to Truro School’s fifth Junior Challenge Day. This year, it was focused around Psychology and the brain, challenging the pupils with a carousel of mind and memory games. Pupils from St Mary’s C of E School, Mylor Bridge Community School, St Day and Carharrack Community School, St Agnes ACE Academy, Probus community Primary School, Grampound Road Village School, Mount Hawke Academy and Kea Community Primary School spent the day taking part in a variety of activities that were hosted with the help of Truro School Sixth Form Psychology...
Prep Head’s Blog: 12 May 2017
I was intrigued to find out more about Truro Prep’s House Verse Competition as I have never come across anything quite like it before. I have heard children reciting poetry, performing poems and even putting poems to music but when I saw the huge screen set up like a cinema, I knew that I was about to experience another ‘first’. What followed was superb: there was humour (The PE Teacher Wants to be Tarzan; Attack of the Vegetables); word play (Yellow Butter, Purple Jelly, Red Jam, Black Bread); atmosphere (Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening) and nonsense verse mixed with a mighty battle (Jabberwocky)....
Felix wins title at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu British Open 2017
Congratulations to 5th Year student, Felix, who recently won the title for Juvenile Boys (aged 16 – 17) at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu British Open 2017, another accolade to add to his ‘blue’ belt. Felix trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with the ‘Future Champions’ programme at the Gracie Barra Cornwall BJJ Academy based in Camborne under the guidance of multiple World, European and British title holder Raphael dos Santos and his coaching...
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We challenge, inspire and support pupils as individuals to grow intellectually, personally and spiritually, and to achieve their potential. We aim to inspire a life-long interest in learning, equipping pupils with the essential skills to tackle the future with confidence and a degree of independence, and to succeed in whatever careers they choose.
Here at Truro School we firmly believe that education is about so much more than excellent exam results, as important as they are. It is for this reason that we prevail to offer a wide-ranging curriculum alongside a plethora of co-curricular activities and pastoral care in order to develop well-rounded, sociable and unpretentious young people.