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

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

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

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

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...
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Year 5 Rugby v Polwhele House School and Fulham Prep School

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...

Visit Us

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