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.

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.

Enrichment and Scholarship Programme

As part of the School’s commitment to real and ongoing educational opportunities associated with scholarship, the school will, ahead of September 2023, launch an updated Enrichment and Scholarship. 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.

To support our Scholarship programme, we have given new Enrichment and Scholarship Co-ordinator (ESCO) responsibilities to Mrs Coleridge (for 1st to 5th Years) and Ms Selvey (until Mrs Collinge returns from maternity leave) for Sixth Form.

Further information

For further information about our scholarship programmes please view the relevant tabs below. Further information about our 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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