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Lola wins 3rd prize in Rotary Young Writer’s Competition

March 29, 2017

Year 5 pupil, Lola, was awarded with third prize in the local Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen Young Writer’s Competition this year. After submitting her short story ‘The Magic Wishing Well’, an imaginative fantasy about a wishing well based around this year’s theme of ‘reflection’, Lola’s entry was chosen by the Rotary Club as the third prize winning...

Truro Prep students all win medals at the Cornish Invitational Judo Championships

March 27, 2017

Truro Prep Judo had four entrants for the Cornish Invitational Championships held at Penzance Leisure Centre on Sunday 19th March. All four gained medals against higher graded opposition and really did themselves...

Truro School success at the Cornwall Music Festival

March 27, 2017

From 9am in the morning to 10pm at night, literally hundreds of adults and young people competed in the Cornwall Music festival from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 March. Truro School pupils took part in numerous classes, with many pupils coming in 1st place across a variety of classes, arriving back at school laden with trophies and medals and large grins on their...

Headmaster’s Blog: 27 March 2017

March 27, 2017

Having not inspected another school for a few years, I have now done two in a month. I was away for two days this week conducting a Regulatory Compliance Inspection of a day and boarding school in the South West. As ever, I find these visits a great source of professional development as we keep our eyes on our mission to be a beacon of inclusive...

Prep retain Cornwall Schools’ Cup at the Junior Chess Championships!

March 23, 2017

The Cornwall Junior Championships were held at Penair School on Sunday 19th March 2017. Leading the Prep squad was Adam, winning the Cornwall Under 11 Championship with 6 out of 6 to add to his Under 14 and Under 12...

Truro School Fencers secure their No. 1 title at the Public Schools’ Fencing Championships

March 22, 2017

Truro School fencers have once again held onto the schools’ number one status for Public School Sabre Fencing after a successful days competing at the Public Schools’ Fencing Championships last...

Year 5 Rugby v Polwhele House School and Fulham Prep School

March 22, 2017

On Friday 17th March, Truro Prep went to Polwhele House School for a triangular fixture - with Polwhele and Fulham Prep Schools. The first game saw Truro Prep win a convincing game 7-2, thanks to some great handling and fierce tackling. Try scorers were: William, Wilf G, Sam, Wilf B and Finn...

Year 5 + Year 6 Football v Archbishop Benson School

March 22, 2017

On Wednesday 15th March 2017, Truro Prep hosted Archbishop Benson School’s Year 5 and 6 teams. There were four teams in action, with each team getting two matches against a different side. The games were highly competitive and played in great spirits. In addition to the fantastic sportsmanship on display, were some moments of grit and determination, combined with some great...

Bimini raises over £5,000 for her Street Cramps campaign

March 16, 2017

4th Year student Bimini Love has been delighted at the positive response her crowdfunding campaign ‘Street Cramps’ has received. Having set up the campaign after noticing the rising number of homeless women on the streets in Cornwall and realising they needed help getting access to sanitary products, Bimini has now raised over £5,000 to help provide women all across Cornwall with enough sanitary products for a...

Truro School’s former Head of Geology receives ‘Distinguished Service Award’

March 16, 2017

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We were delighted to hear that former Head of Geology, Ian Kenyon, has been selected for the ‘Distinguished Service’ award by The Geological Society. The award is given to selected individuals who have made a significant contribution to Geoscience and the Geoscience community. Ian has taught the subject for 37 years at Truro School, having been appointed in...

Headmaster’s Blog: 16 March 2017

March 16, 2017

I was recently invited by the Independent Schools Inspectorate to visit another school in the South West as a member of a nine strong team of inspectors. It is always a privilege to ‘look under the bonnet’ of other schools in the HMC group and to talk to students about school life and the care they receive. I look forward to reading the final report of the fine school that I...

Under 11 Boys’ County Hockey Tournament

March 14, 2017

With Primary School hockey in the County growing so rapidly, tournament organiser, Barbara Reynolds, made the decision this year to split the County tournament into two separate dates with the girls' event to now be held on Friday 17 March in...

Year 4 Cross Country Runners Qualify for County Finals!

March 14, 2017

It won’t have escaped your notice that we have had our fair share of rain recently. The children were therefore hugely relieved to find out that the Peninsula Partnership Cross Country at Pool Academy was going ahead last...

Harris makes it on to the Podium in the National Inter-County Cross Country Championships!

March 14, 2017

On Saturday, Harris, Alexander, Benjy, Isaac and Jacob competed for Cornwall against 44 county cross country teams from across England, Wales and Scotland in the National Inter-Counties Championships at Prestwold Hall,...

Year 1’s trip to the Eden Project

March 13, 2017

The Year 1 children enjoyed an amazing visit to The Eden Project on Tuesday 7 March. They had a day packed with exciting adventures including a workshop entitled ‘Building in Brazil’ which required the children to explore the Rainforest Biome in depth, making sketches and examining how houses around the world are...

IAPS Netball Regionals 2017

March 13, 2017

On the 2nd March the Under 11 netball squad embarked on its annual pilgrimage to the Regional IAPS qualifying round. This year there were 30 teams from across the south and South West. After an early night and a full breakfast the following morning the journey to King’s Bruton School was slightly worrying due to torrential rain, and the fear that the event might be...

Pre-Prep & Prep raise over £1,700 for Children’s Hospice South West

March 13, 2017

Assembly at the Prep on Wednesday 8th March had a different feel and the pupils were captivated by an illuminating talk by Mrs Mary Murfin representing the Children’s Hospice South West. Mary shared photographic images of the hospice and talked briefly about the needs and support for children who are...

Joanna races up the National Badminton Rankings

March 13, 2017

Joanna, who started playing Badminton in June 2015 at the Prep after-school Badminton Club, has had a very successful time since then. Her first tournament experience came in October 2015, at the Cornwall Under 13 Bronze event, resulting in a bronze medal in the singles and a silver medal in the...

Prep Head’s Blog: 13 March 2017

March 13, 2017

Our annual Prep School Open Morning took place on Saturday 11 March and it really was a fantastic event. I was able to leave my ‘meet and greet’ position a couple of times during the morning to go and see exactly what was happening around the...

Under 16 Badminton Girls’ Team go through to National Finals

March 7, 2017

Congratulations to our Under 16 Girls’ Badminton Team who performed fantastically at the South West Regional Championships in Bournemouth last week and will now go on to represent the SW in the National Finals in...