From their very first visit to the nursery, your child will be assured of an exceptionally warm welcome where their individual needs will be nurtured and supported.
Set in beautiful grounds with extensive sports fields, Truro School Prep is located next to the Royal Cornwall Hospital and provides a happy, nurturing environment from which to grow.
To inspire, nurture and challenge our pupils to pursue their dreams so that they become confident, respectful and enthusiastic young people with a sense of purpose and individuality.
Our Sixth Form delivers excellent academic standards alongside a personalised support network and a strong focus on developing leadership, co-curricular and employability skills.
Steeped in 140 years of history, Truro School is Cornwall’s leading independent school for girls and boys aged 3-18. The School is situated over two campuses, the Senior School set within 40 acres of sports fields and open spaces overlooking Truro and its iconic Cathedral, and a vibrant Prep School located next to the Royal Cornwall Hospital.
Truro School was founded with an ethos of compassionate ambition. We have high academic standards that are supported and balanced alongside a well-developed and personalised pastoral support network, excellent facilities and an extensive range of co-curricular opportunities.
I hope that our website gives you a sense of Truro School, our vision and values. If you would like to find out more, please do come and visit us for one of our Open Events or for a Private Tour where you will be warmly welcomed.
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We are proud to offer outstanding facilities to enrich our pupils' learning. Many of these facilities are also available to the wider community at various times, please use the links below for more details.
Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem to be), captures the essence of our identity and is defined by the 5 C's below. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual.
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Curiosity to always want to discover and learn more, academically and more widely too.
Because we believe that academic excellence is an important part of human excellence. Every child is an individual and we celebrate and develop their uniqueness, helping them to become an independent learner and encouraging each child to explore, understand and cultivate their talent and abilities, whatever they may be.
Compassion to understand and champion the needs of others, in our community and beyond.
Because our mission challenges us to be a vibrant community which enables people to live their lives to the full and transform society for the better. Located in the heart of Cornwall, our distinctive, serene location supports the development of balanced, unpretentious and reflective children who understand their role as global citizens.
Confidence to build resilience by learning from both successes and failures alike.
Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, presenting and public speaking opportunities, as well as appearing in productions and concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
Creativity to be imaginative in how we express ourselves and approach new challenges.
Because we value the development of pupils’ imaginative and creative dimensions as well as their characters. Through a broad curriculum and wide range of co-curricular activities, pupils discover the important balance between creative and logical thinking. These opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter discovers their hidden gifts, developing a sense of individuality and a confidence in their own abilities.
Courage to enjoy becoming the very best of who we are, with integrity and ambition.
Because we believe that essential life skills are often best taught outside of the classroom, balancing an academic education. Through a wide-ranging co-curricular programme, we offer every child the chance to participate, perform and lead in the fields of their choice. In a competitive world these opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter develops essential life skills and an ambition for life.