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

Latest News

Truro School success at the Cornwall Music Festival

From 9am in the morning to 10pm at night, literally hundreds of adults and young people competed in the Cornwall Music festival from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 March. Truro School pupils took part in numerous classes, with many pupils coming in 1st place across a variety of classes, arriving back at school laden with trophies and medals and large grins on their...
Senior School Headmaster's Blog

Headmaster’s Blog: 27 March 2017

Having not inspected another school for a few years, I have now done two in a month. I was away for two days this week conducting a Regulatory Compliance Inspection of a day and boarding school in the South West. As ever, I find these visits a great source of professional development as we keep our eyes on our mission to be a beacon of inclusive...

Truro School Fencers secure their No. 1 title at the Public Schools’ Fencing Championships

Truro School fencers have once again held onto the schools’ number one status for Public School Sabre Fencing after a successful days competing at the Public Schools’ Fencing Championships last...
Latest News

Bimini raises over £5,000 for her Street Cramps campaign

4th Year student Bimini Love has been delighted at the positive response her crowdfunding campaign ‘Street Cramps’ has received. Having set up the campaign after noticing the rising number of homeless women on the streets in Cornwall and realising they needed help getting access to sanitary products, Bimini has now raised over £5,000 to help provide women all across Cornwall with enough sanitary products for a...

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