Truro Senior School

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

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Welcome to Truro School

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

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Kate tackles 32 miles of the Cornish Coast to raise funds with Scouts

1st Year student, Kate, kept herself busy over the weekend by taking part in a 32 mile coast to coast walk with her Scout Adventure Camp. Raising money for Children’s Hospice South West and her Scout Camp, Kate joined around 200 other scouts on a walk from Portreath to Maenporth for their annual Coast 2 Coast...
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Thomas helps his father train for the London Marathon

1st Year student, Thomas, has been spending his weekends supporting his father with his training for the London Marathon by cycling with him along the Camel trail. Thomas’ father, John, a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy, is running the London Marathon on 23rd April to raise money for Well Child, a charity which gives seriously ill children the best possible chance to thrive – at home, with their...
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Matt lands dream job at one of Europe’s largest social media marketing agencies

Truro School Sixth Form student Matt Pitman has just been offered his first full-time job as Videographer and Editor at none other than Europe’s largest social influencer and marketing agency, Social Chain. The Social Chain has a reach of 305 million followers, owning large social media accounts such as Love Food and Student Problems. Matt will begin working with the company when he leaves Truro School at the end of June and will be predominantly working with the Love Food page, producing video content of food for their audience of over 7 million...

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