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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First-ever life skills carousel helps Truro Sixth Form students prepare for next step

Our Upper Sixth students have recently been taking part in a series of practical life skill lessons as they come towards the end of their time at school. From looking under the bonnet in a car maintenance workshop to basic first aid skills, students have been taking part in a number of tailored sessions on how to look after themselves and become more...
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Truro School hosts Psychology themed Junior Challenge Day

Today, we welcomed 33 students from eight primary schools around the county to Truro School’s fifth Junior Challenge Day. This year, it was focused around Psychology and the brain, challenging the pupils with a carousel of mind and memory games. Pupils from St Mary’s C of E School, Mylor Bridge Community School, St Day and Carharrack Community School, St Agnes ACE Academy, Probus community Primary School, Grampound Road Village School, Mount Hawke Academy and Kea Community Primary School spent the day taking part in a variety of activities that were hosted with the help of Truro School Sixth Form Psychology...
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Felix wins title at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu British Open 2017

Congratulations to 5th Year student, Felix, who recently won the title for Juvenile Boys (aged 16 – 17) at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu British Open 2017, another accolade to add to his ‘blue’ belt. Felix trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with the ‘Future Champions’ programme at the Gracie Barra Cornwall BJJ Academy based in Camborne under the guidance of multiple World, European and British title holder Raphael dos Santos and his coaching...
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Ten Tors Challenge 2017

Ten Tors began back in November when students from 3rd Year – Lower Sixth started to train on the Southwest Coastal Path. Battling the wind and rain across numerous weekends, they developed their fitness and strength; learning to work as a team and help each other. Throughout the winter we built on this training; scaffolding their learning through a progressive training program which saw them learn navigational techniques and basic camp craft on Bodmin Moor before progressing onto North and South Dartmoor....

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