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.

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.

Informal Guided Tours

Informal guided tours are available with the Head of Prep, Sarah Patterson or Early Years Foundation Stage Coordinator, Kate Williams. For more information, please contact the Head’s PA, Simone Weston on 01872 243 120 or email

Prep Open Morning

Our Prep Open Morning is a great opportunity to explore our facilities, talk to our dedicated team of teachers and staff and view the inspiring educational and co-curricular activities available to your child. Please visit our Prep Open Morning page to find out more.

To Apply

Please complete a Registration Form and send it to the Head’s PA at the school address along with a registration fee of £100 which is non-refundable. On receipt we will then contact you to make the arrangements needed to facilitate your child’s entry into the school. The exact process will vary depending on your child’s age on entry.


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.

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.