At Truro School we are committed to offering both bursaries and scholarships.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic or co-curricular talent, ability or commitment.


Truro School scholarships are awarded to pupils who show exceptional ability or potential in their approach to academic studies or in their commitment to co-curricular activities.

Since September 2023, with the exception of Girl Chorister Scholarships, Boy Chorister Scholarships, Fencing Scholarships and Sixth Form Diploma Scholarships, 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. We take this approach because we believe the direct beneficiary of a scholarship should be the pupil.

New scholarships will be awarded in the following categories:

Prep School Scholarships

Boy Chorister Scholarship (Year 4 entry)

Senior School Scholarships

Academic Scholarship
Co-Curricular Scholarship (Music, Drama, Art and Sports)
Girl Chorister Scholarship (Year 9/3rd Year entry)
Fencing Scholarship (Year 7 and 9/1st and 3rd Year entry)

Sixth Form Scholarships

Sixth Form Diploma Scholarship (Year 12 entry/Lower Sixth)
Fencing Scholarship (Year 12 entry/Lower Sixth)

Enrichment and Scholarship Programme

As part of our commitment to real and ongoing educational opportunities associated with scholarships, in September 2023, we launched an updated Enrichment and Scholarship Programme.

Scholars of all ages will be expected and supported to engage with, and shape, this programme. The School will support pupil voice and choice in this regard and will not presume or insist that a scholar always or only seeks to challenge themselves in areas of existing personal strength. We will actively encourage scholar curiosity and courage to broaden their horizons, skills and interests, and to deepen and extend their knowledge and talents.

The core aspects of our Enrichment and Scholarship Programme will be available to all pupils in School, but it will be an expectation that scholars will have heightened and more routine involvement, as well as taking a more active lead. The School will organise and staff these opportunities at no extra cost to scholars’ families. This programme and all the developmental benefits that will arise from ongoing engagement with it, is at the heart of being a scholar. The school’s Enrichment and Scholarship Coordinator will seek to ensure that each individual scholar is making the most of these opportunities as well as receiving the guidance and encouragement of the most relevant academic or co-curricular leads in their fields of particular interest.

Our ambition is to foster a culture of curiosity, creativity, and courage, in which extra stimulus is sought by and provided for our scholars so that their ambitions can be discovered and developed, and so that they truly flourish. The movement of pupils within and across their scholarship status and this programme will enrich our whole community and empower scholars and their peers alike for their futures.

Our Senior School Enrichment and Scholarship Co-ordinator (ESCO) is Mrs L Coleridge [email protected]

Our Sixth Form Enrichment and Scholarship Co-ordinator (ESCO) is Mrs A Selvey [email protected]

Further information

For further information about our scholarship programmes please view the relevant tabs below. Further information about our means-tested bursary application process and deadlines 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]

The Truro School Identity

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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