Co-curricular scholarships will be awarded for exceptional talent and commitment to one, or more, co-curricular disciplines: Art, Music, Drama, and Sports and Athletics. Scholars will be bright, enthusiastic pupils who show dedication, enthusiasm and a high level of skill in their discipline, and who will act as ambassadors for the department.
Expectations for each discipline are detailed below:
Due to the nature of assessment and awards, there is no longer an application process for Co-curricular Scholarships. Pupils will be awarded co-curricular and/or academic scholarships based on ongoing assessment of their commitment and potential by our Heads of Department and Co-curricular leaders. Assessment will recognise and reflect their engagement with senior school study, and with an exciting and flexible programme of enhanced academic and co-curricular enrichment. For pupils in Year 7 (1st Year), and rolling up annually from 2023, a scholarship evaluation and awards process (academic and co-curricular) will take place every year towards the end of the Spring Term. Awards will be communicated to parents at the end of Spring Term.
Because scholarships reflect each pupil’s personal engagement with the opportunities on offer at school, and because every child develops differently in their talents and interests as an individual, scholarship status will be reviewed annually.
Scholarship awards may well end up being retained for the whole of a pupil’s time at the School. Likewise, scholarship status may cease by pupil choice as their interests evolve away from a previously awarded scholarship talent, or be removed by the School should a pupil not be engaging with the opportunities and enrichment programmes associated with scholarship status. In all instances, the determining factor for achieving and retaining scholarship status will be a review of the pupil’s relevant achievements and their level of ongoing engagement with our enhanced enrichment and scholarship programmes.
Our hope and expectation, therefore, is that pupils see scholarship status as a mark of their success and commitment in areas of current passion and interest, rather than as a permanent obligation to an activity that they excelled at aged 11. Our Heads of Department and Co-curricular leaders will actively seek to encourage and nurture talent and commitment to support individual excellence at Truro School.
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.