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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Guest Speaker from leading US Arts University visits Truro School

We were delighted to welcome the Executive Director of Educator Outreach, Kristi McCarthy, from Savannah College of Art and Design yesterday to help us launch our US universities cycle for Lower Sixth students who are thinking of studying...
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Truro Boys shine at the British Junior Open and Scottish Junior Open 2017

The British Junior Open (BJO) is one of the most prestigious events on the junior squash calendar attracting the best young players from around the world battling it out for the most coveted junior...
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Successful six beat the odds to claim Oxbridge places

There was joy and delight for six Truro School students yesterday after it was revealed that their applications to Oxford and Cambridge Universities had been...
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Regional Netball Academy Success for Rosie

A huge congratulations goes to third year student Rosie Bartlett, who has been successfully chosen as an affiliate for Netball South West’s Regional Performance Academy following a game day in Exeter over...

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