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

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...
Latest News

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...
Head's Blog

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)....
Latest News

Vinter House take victory in Prep’s House Verse Competition Finals

Back in February, House tutors introduced this year’s recital contest. The task: to understand, imagine, perform and learn off by heart your favourite poem. Over fifty pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 stood up in front of Vinter, Wickett, School and Smith and wowed friends and teachers with poems by the greats and giants of classic and modern verse: Carroll, Lancaster, Kipling, Prelutsky, Dahl and Robert Frost. Mr Keating would be...

Visit Us

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