Truro Senior School

A Private School and Boarding School in Cornwall for Boys and Girls

On the east side of the city lies Truro School, just five minutes from the city centre and Cathedral.

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Welcome to Truro School

Here at Truro School our purpose is to develop well-rounded, sociable and unpretentious young people.

In today’s society young people can leave school with straight A grades and still struggle in the real world; which is why we firmly believe in nurturing students wholeheartedly, both in and out of the classroom, in order to raise affable young girls and boys who are ready to make a difference when they move on.

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Wide and Varied Curriculum

From Computer Science to Geology, Truro School offers an extensive range of subjects. An array of academic opportunities like ours allows for pupils to find their individual forte, their abilities and their passion.

In addition to the wide subject variety on offer, the weekly timetable stops at lunchtime every Wednesday afternoon allowing students to pursue any number of extra-curricular activities at the school. We currently run over 20 Wednesday afternoon activities per term, giving students the opportunity to develop an interest in a hobby, mix with other year groups and find a sense of purpose.

To find out more about the curriculum at Truro School, please visit our department pages.

Small Class Sizes

Class sizes are never greater than 24 and, in Design & Technology, we limit set sizes to around 15 pupils. In practice, most 1st Year – 3rd Year classes are closer to 20 – 22 per teaching group, and as we approach GCSEs, English, Science and Mathematics aim to have smaller sets to enable a more individualised approach to the teaching and learning.

Outstanding Results

Whilst our key focus is around developing well-rounded young people, we understand that results are hugely important.

Here at Truro School we are pleased to boast incredible exam results. In our most recent GCSE results, over half of all grades awarded were A* or A. A full report on Truro School’s results can be found on our GCSE results page.

First Class Facilities

In addition to our excellent classrooms, laboratories and social spaces, we have a number of first class facilities here at Truro School. A 200-seat theatre, a bespoke gallery, one of the largest sports centres in Cornwall, an Astroturf, a dedicated fencing salle, a swimming pool and newly refurbished boarding houses enable us to deliver outstanding teaching.

Students are actively encouraged to make the most of the school’s facilities on a day to day basis, helping to enrich their learning whilst empowering them to perform at the highest standard in whichever subjects they choose to specialise in.

Senior School News

Latest News

Flying Solo at Seventeen

Sixth form pupil, Adam King, completed his first solo flight in a powered aircraft this August as part of an RAF Air Cadet Pilot Scholarship programme, at the age of just...
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Head's Blog

Headmaster’s Blog: 21st October 2016

Apart from the stair-rods that rained down on us, as the supporters and players of last Saturday’s U12 and U13 rugby fixtures against Plymouth College (Truro School victorious) will testify, haven’t we had wonderful Autumn weather....
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Latest News

Be A Chorister For A Day – 15 November 2016

On Tuesday 15th November 2016, Truro Catheral and Truro School are hosting 'Be a Chorister for a Day'. From morning rehearsals through to school lessons and finishing with an Evensong service in which the girls will be able to sing with the Cathedral Choir, the day gives a real insight into life as a...
Latest News

Nationally Qualified Swimming Coach comes on Board

We are delighted to announce the new appointment of Head Swimming Coach, Lee Stanbury. With over 25 years of experience as a qualified and award winning Swimming Coach, Lee has built up extensive knowledge in swimming development programmes, and hopes to make his mark at Truro...

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