Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer a range of scholarships and means-tested bursaries, as a method of financial assistance.

Due to the current situation, we are unable to confirm the arrangements for individual auditions or assessments and we will do so as soon as we are able. However, it is important that we have the application forms and any supporting evidence, as required, by the appropriate date so that we can plan accordingly.

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.

Further information

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 2021 – please scroll down for the deadlines and important dates.

Promising Individual Performance Pathway (PIPP)

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.

Deadlines and Important Dates

Friday, 11 December – Closing date for all 11+/13+ scholarships and means-tested bursaries

Saturday, 16 January 2021 11+ entrance examination (including Academic Scholarship)
13+ entrance examination and academic scholarship papers for internal and external candidates
Monday, 1 February 2021 Offers of places and scholarships are sent out to parents
Monday, 1 March 2021 Deadline for responses from parents


The Truro School Identity

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, nurtures and develops each individual. Click on the links below to find out more.