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.
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.
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.
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]
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.