At Truro School we are committed to offering both bursaries and scholarships.
We are pleased here to outline the difference between these two types of award and our approach to them for prospective pupils applying for entry in September 2023 or afterwards.
Truro School Bursaries are for pupils who will thrive at the School, but whose family circumstances mean the school fees are otherwise unaffordable. A bursary is a means-tested reduction in fees. Awards can range from 5% up to 100% of fees depending on assessed need. Any family may apply for potential financial assistance by submitting a means-tested bursary application. Bursary applications are reviewed on a case by case basis and outcomes of those reviews will establish whether bursary support is warranted and if so, at what level.
We offer our means-tested bursaries both as a means of financial assistance to support widening access to a Truro School education, and also as a means of supporting continuity of education to current Truro School pupils from families whose personal circumstances change unexpectedly for the worse. For more information, please visit our bursaries page here.
The standard entry points for bursary applications are at 11+, 13+ and 16+, however, applications to other senior school age groups may be considered.
From September 2023, with the exception of Choristers and Fencing, scholarships for pupils entering the School in Years 7-11 (1st-5th Year) will be awarded in the form of further enhanced educational opportunities for the scholars themselves, and not as reductions in fees (see below for more information). We take this approach because we believe the direct beneficiary of a scholarship should be the pupil. By this approach the school can and will target the budget associated with scholarship into creative scholarship opportunities directly.
At 16+ entry into our Sixth Form, for current pupils and those applying from outside Truro School, scholarships will take the form of a Diploma Scholarship Award, which will include 5-10% fee remission as well as similarly enhanced scholarship opportunities.
Further information about our Scholarships can be found here.
Further information about our Bursaries can be found here.
All candidates are required to register with the School before any type of scholarship or bursary application is made, and, if not currently a Truro School pupil, to pass the school’s entrance assessments. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Team: [email protected]
|Sixth Form Open Evening||Tuesday, 26 September 2023|
|Open Morning||Saturday, 7 October 2023|
|Year 6 Activity Morning||Saturday, 18 November 2023 (tbc)|
|Entrance Exam||Saturday, 20 January 2024|
|Offer letters sent to parents||Wednesday, 31 January 2024|
|Deadline for responses from parents||Monday, 4 March 2024|
|11+ and 13+ bursary application deadline||Wednesday, 13 December 2023|
|11+ and 13+ fencing scholarship deadline||Wednesday, 13 December 2023|
|13+ chorister scholarship deadline||Wednesday, 13 December 2023|
|16+ bursary application deadline||Friday, 3 November 2023|
|16+ fencing scholarship deadline||Friday, 3 November 2023|
|Sixth Form diploma scholarships||Friday, 3 November 2023|
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.