Means-Tested and Armed Forces Bursaries provide assistance for some families up to the value of the full fees.
Our bursaries are for pupils who will thrive at the School, but whose family circumstances mean the school fees are otherwise unaffordable. A bursary is means-tested reduction in fees. Awards can range from 5% up to 100% of fees depending on assessed need. Through the work and generosity of others, and our staff here, we are actively seeking to expand bursary provision and hence widen access to our School. 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.
These awards are given to those who will contribute greatly to the life of Truro School and benefit from it. We would like to be in a position to help all those who apply but the Truro School Foundation has a relatively small fund which means that financial assistance has to come mostly from general income. We, therefore, have to be stringent to be fair to all parents and all applicants must adhere carefully to the application process.
Those who wish to apply should complete a financial declaration form and arrange for their son or daughter to have an interview with the Head or Head of Admissions in advance of the entrance examination.
Financial Declaration forms must be completed in full by the age-appropriate deadline and returned to the Finance Manager, along with all relevant documentation. If the Finance Office have any queries or feel that any documentation is missing, they will let you know. Following that, it is your responsibility to ensure we have everything listed. Incomplete applications will not be considered, regardless of how well a child performs in the entrance examination or scholarship assessments.
In order to be fair to everyone, we have a duty to ensure that all bursary awards are well focused and so, as well as current earnings, other factors will be considered in determining the necessary level of bursary. These will include:
The ability to improve the financial position or earning power of the family (where there are two partners both would be expected to be employed unless one is prevented from doing so through incapacity, the need to care for children under school age or other dependants or the requirements of their partner’s work). If this is not the case, a national average salary for the area will be included before the assessment is made.
Opportunities to release any capital (significant capital savings and investments would be expected to be used for the payment of school fees as would significant equity value in a house).
If you wish to discuss an application to the school in greater detail, please contact our Admissions Office on email@example.com or 01872 246062.
Completed forms and attachments should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Truro School welcomes applications for children of HM Forces personnel. In recognition of the unique position they are in we are pleased to offer additional financial support to those in receipt of CEA. In such cases, students may apply for additional scholarships but any successful scholarship application will be ‘Honorary’; the student will have the recognition of a Scholar but there will be no further financial reduction on the fees.
If you are in receipt of CEA, or believe you are eligible for CEA, and wish to discuss an application to the school in greater detail, please contact our Admissions Office by email, email@example.com or 01872 246007.
Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) is offered to assist Service families in maintaining continuity of education for their children which would otherwise be denied due to the movement of their family as a consequence of their assignments and posts. Some parents believe that boarding schools offer the most stable approach to their child’s education, and in most cases, they will be entitled to CEA (also known as Children’s Education Allowance).
You may find the link below useful for more information on Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA):
|Friday, 4 November 2022||Closing date for all 16+ scholarships and means-tested bursaries|
|Wednesday, 14 December 2022||Closing date for all means-tested bursaries|
|Saturday, 14 January 2023||11+ entrance examination|
|13+ entrance examination for internal and external candidates|
|Tuesday, 31 January 2023||Offers of places are sent out to parents|
|Monday, 6 March 2023||Deadline for responses from parents|
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.