Truro Prep School

Independent Prep School in Cornwall UK

Set in its own grounds with extensive sports fields, Truro Prep sits next to the Royal Cornwall Hospital and Truro Golf Course.

Truro Prep, Private School, Cornwall

Welcome to Truro Prep School

Truro Prep offers an outstanding environment for our pupils to embrace all that life has to offer, to enable them to discover and cultivate their individual talents. We make full use of these first class facilities in our quest to develop healthy, happy and confident children.

We believe that the experiences in which pupils learn from outside of the classroom is equally as important as the teachings inside the classroom.

Specialist Subject Teachers

Between Years 3 and 6 pupils become less involved with a singular teacher in order to take advantage of specialist subject teachers, just like in a secondary school. Be it core subjects such as Mathematics and English, to more co-curricular provision such as PE and Drama, we provide specialist subject-based teachers because:

  • We believe that accredited subject teachers deliver better results.
  • Specialist teachers help to get the best out of pupils’ individual abilities.
  • Pupils can ask questions and experience a greater depth of learning.
  • It prepares pupils for life in secondary school.

The introduction of subject-based teachers is first introduced in Year 3 with pupils slowly decreasing the time they spend with their main class teacher. From Year 4 onwards, pupils fully adapt to subject-based teachers.

The Truro Prep Diploma – A Fresh Approach to Learning

Through the Truro Prep School Diploma, we aim to give each pupil who leaves the school at age 11 an outcome that reflects the broad curriculum they will have encountered throughout their time at the school and enable them to begin to understand their own abilities and strengths.

Autumn Guided Tours 2016

You are, of course, very welcome to visit the school at any time and meet the Head, Sarah Patterson, or the Head of the Pre-Prep Department, Sarah Hudson, to discuss your child’s entry and to have a tour of the school.

For more information, please contact:

The Head’s PA/Admissions, Mrs Simone Weston on

01872 243 120

or email

First Class Facilities

Set in our own extensive grounds just next to the Royal Cornwall Hospital, we have high class facilities that pupils use on a day-to-day basis. Our facilities include:

  • Sports fields
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Dedicated music rooms
  • A design technology workshop
  • An outdoor classroom
  • Forest School
  • A teaching kitchen
  • A bespoke Art Room
  • A state of the art computer room
  • Student library
  • Indoor sports hall

Prep School News

Latest News

Year 5 Kwik Cricket Tournament- Mount Ambrose Cricket Club

Last Friday saw the Prep School’s Year 5 Kwik Cricket teams in action against a number of local schools at Mount Ambrose Cricket Club. The event was a qualifying tournament for the County Finals to be held on Wednesday 5th July....
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Truro Prep kick off their House Cricket matches in the sunshine!

This week saw the start of the Prep School’s annual house cricket and rounders matches for both juniors and seniors. There was some fantastic play and great sportsmanship from all teams. These matches will continue in games lessons over the coming...
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Truro Prep students become investigators for the day in a ‘Sleuth for the Truth’

When Truro School’s Headmaster was discovered ill out on the front terrace in mysterious circumstances on Tuesday 6 June, the finest investigators from Truro Prep School were called in to help decipher what had happened to him in a 'Sleuth for the...
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Musician turned author, Stan Cullimore, gives song writing workshop to Truro Prep students

Truro Prep School students enjoyed a ‘School of Rock’ style workshop on Tuesday when musician turned author, Stan Cullimore, visited the school to hold a song writing session. Students from Years 5 and 6 grabbed their guitars and warmed up their voices in anticipation as they welcomed their second author visit of the...

Visit Us

There is no better way to experience Truro Pre-Prep and Truro Prep School than to come and see it for yourself: