Financial Assistance

We offer means-tested bursaries, as a method of financial assistance.

Bursaries and Financial Assistance at Truro School, Cornwall

Means-Tested Bursaries

Means-Tested Bursaries provide assistance for some families up to the value of the full fees, as well as travel and other school expenses. These awards are given to those who will contribute greatly to the life of Truro School and benefit most from it.

They are made at the same time and in the same way as 11+, 13+ and 16+ Scholarships. However, those who wish to apply will be invited to complete a financial declaration form and arrange for their son or daughter to have an interview with the Headmaster in advance of the entrance examination.

The school has a duty to ensure that all bursary awards are well focused and so, as well as current earnings, other factors which will be considered in determining the necessary level of bursary. These will include:

  • The ability to improve the financial position or earning power of the family (where there are two partners both would be expected to be employed unless one is prevented from doing so through incapacity, the need to care for children under school age or other dependents or the requirements of their partner’s work).
  • Opportunities to release any capital (significant capital savings and investments would be expected to be used for the payment of school fees as would equity values in houses).

Application Form

You can download the financial declaration form here. (Word)

Application Deadlines

Age of Entry Deadline
11+ Tuesday, 13 December 2016
13+ Tuesday, 13 December 2016
16+ Friday, 11 November 2016


Truro School welcomes applications for children of HM Forces personnel.  In recognition of the unique position they are in we are pleased to offer additional financial support to those in receipt of CEA. In such cases, students may apply for scholarships but any successful scholarship application will be ‘Honorary’; the student will have the recognition of a Scholar but there will be no further financial reduction on the fees. If you are in receipt of CEA, or believe you are eligible for CEA, and wish to discuss an application to the school in greater detail, please contact our Director of Admissions, Jayne Grigg on or 01872 246007.