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Prep Admissions

Pupils are able to join the school at any age from 4 to 11 years old and at any point in the academic year, subject to availability. We are currently operating with certain year groups nearing or at capacity but our Admissions team will be happy to provide you with up-to-the-minute information on availability and waiting lists. Please email prepadmissions@truroschool.com for more information.

Open Events and Guided Tours

Our annual open morning is a great opportunity to talk to our pupils and staff and learn more about our passion for delivering an education with balance, breadth and wellbeing. You will also be able to join in a range of fun activities, view our pupils’ work and explore the school’s excellent range of facilities. Please visit our Prep Open Morning page to find out more.

We are also pleased to welcome parents for a tour of the school at mutually convenient times throughout the year. These tours are a great way to witness the school in action and to soak up the atmosphere. For more information, please contact the Head’s PA, Simone Weston on 01872 243 120 or email prepadmissions@truroschool.com

To Apply

The first step in the process for any admission is to complete and return the registration form using the link below, along with a registration fee of £100 which is non-refundable. With certain year groups nearing or at capacity, we are happy to answer any queries relating to our registration process. Applications for future years are also very welcome; they will be acknowledged and parents will continue to receive updates until detailed information is required about the entry process.

On receipt of the registration form, we will then contact you to make the arrangements needed to facilitate your child’s entry into the school, see below. The exact process will vary depending on your child’s age on entry.

Acceptance

If we are able to offer your child a place, we will write to you with:

  • Our Terms and Conditions – please read these carefully to ensure you understand your obligations as the fee-payer.
  • An Entry Acceptance Form – this is the formal contract, which you sign with the school.
  • Fee payment options (e.g. direct debit schemes).
  • Information about uniform, sports kit, school bags and classroom equipment.
  • Please return the Entry Acceptance Form along with the Guarantee Fee.

More information can be found in our Admissions Policy which can be found on our Policies Page.

For Pupils Aged 4 to 7 (Reception, Years 1 and 2)

Admission is based on a Taster Day during which the class teacher will assess the child at an informal level.

For Pupils Aged 7 to 11 (Years 3 to 6)

Entry is based on assessments in English, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning. These are designed to be done on site and no specific preparation is required or recommended. Pupils are invited to spend the day at the school, usually undertaking the tests in the morning with the Head before joining a class for the rest of the day. A report from the child’s current school is useful. A decision is made within 24 hours and communicated at the earliest opportunity to parents. Every effort is made in all sections of the school to ensure that when a pupil attends for a Taster Day he or she is put at ease and feels comfortable and relaxed throughout.

Caring, Friendly and Nurturing

The Truro School Identity

Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri, (to be rather than to seem to be) captures the essence of our identity. From Nursery right through to Sixth Form the Truro School Community shares the same values and approach to education which help to shape our identity. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual. Click on the links below to find out more.