We offer a range of scholarships and means-tested bursaries, as a method of financial assistance.
We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries, as a method of financial assistance.
The principle behind scholarships is that they enable the school to attract pupils who will be front-runners in their specific areas of activity. These pupils benefit the whole community by setting high standards.
Scholarships are usually worth 5-10% of the fees and are awarded in a variety of subjects by way of current school reports, auditions, assessments, interviews and portfolios. It is possible for pupils to apply for two scholarships, in addition to academic. Where further financial assistance is required, parents should make an application for a means-tested bursary. Enhanced scholarships are available in a small number of cases at 16+.
All scholars, whatever their discipline, are expected to work hard, contribute positively to the life of the School, to be involved fully in their sphere of school activity, showing enthusiasm and commitment, and to be a credit to the School in their behaviour and attitude to learning. They have an important role to play in setting an example to others. Continuation of any award is dependent upon pupils fulfilling these expectations in addition to the requirements of their individual award.
Information about subject-specific scholarships, along with application details and deadlines, is outlined within each scholarship subject area. All scholarship candidates are required to register with the School before an application is made and, in due course, to pass the school’s entrance examination.
Applications are now open for pupils joining in September 2020.
From September 2020, Truro School is introducing its ‘Promising Individual Performance Pathway (PIPP)’. This aims to provide opportunities to help talented pupils focus on an area of expertise (Art, Drama, Fencing, Music or Sport) to maximise their potential and achieve their personal best.
The aim is to create an environment in which pupils will be able to learn, develop and flourish in their individual area, supported by Heads of Departments, coaches, teachers and mentors.
Pupils who are successful in gaining a scholarship will be part of the PIPP. In addition, pupils who show potential but are not yet of scholarship standard may be invited to become part of the PIPP.
|Friday, 8 November||Closing date for all 16+ Scholarship applications and Means-Tested Bursaries|
|w/c Monday, 11 November||16+ Music auditions|
|Tuesday, 12 November||“Be a Chorister for a Day” – 13+ Girl Choristers|
|Monday, 18 November||16+ Art Assessment|
|Wednesday, 20 November||16+ Fencing Assessment|
|Friday, 22 November||16+ Sport Assessments|
|By appointment||16+ Drama Auditions|
|Friday, 13 December||Closing date for all 11+/13+ Scholarship applications and Means-Tested Bursaries|
|w/c Monday 6 January||11+/13+ Music Auditions|
|Tuesday, 7 January||Girl Chorister Auditions|
|Tuesday, 7 January (am)||11+/13+ Art Assessment|
|Wednesday, 8 January||11+ and 13+ Fencing Assessment|
|Thursday, 9 January||11+ and 13+ Sport Assessment|
|Monday, 13 January||11+/13+ Drama auditions|
|Saturday, 25 January 2020||11+ entrance examination (including Academic Scholarship)|
|13+ entrance examination and academic scholarship papers for internal and external candidates|
|Monday, 3 February 2020||Offers of places and scholarships are sent out to parents|
|Monday, 2 March 2020||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. From Nursery right through to Sixth Form the Truro School Community shares the same values and approach to education which help to shape our identity. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values and develops each individual. Click on the links below to find out more.
DEVELOPING INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE AT EVERY LEVEL
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.
To inspire creativity, ignite imaginations and help each pupil to find and fully develop his or her talents.
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.
DEVELOPING PUPILS WHO ARE AT EASE WITH THEMSELVES AND EACH OTHER
Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, debating and public speaking, as well as creating their own assemblies and appearing in concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
To forge pupil characters and ambition through challenges and opportunities.
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.
DEVELOPING STUDENTS WHO RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE AND THE WORLD AROUND THEM
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.
ENCOURAGING PUPILS TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN WAY OF THINKING
Because we encourage pupils towards a personally developed life philosophy. Underlying all that we do is a solid foundation based on the ethos and values of Christianity. We nurture and challenge each individual child in a caring environment that is inclusive, enjoys the diversity within our School Community and beyond, and supports a genuine desire to question what we see and what we know.