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 for September 2022 are now open – please scroll down for the deadlines and important dates.
In September 2020, Truro School is introduced 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, 5 November 2021||Closing date for all 16+ scholarships and means-tested bursaries|
|Wednesday, 15 December 2021||Closing date for all 11+/13+ scholarships and means-tested bursaries|
|Saturday, 22 January 2022||11+ entrance examination (including Academic Scholarship)|
|13+ entrance examination and academic scholarship papers for internal and external candidates|
|Monday, 31 January 2022||Offers of places and scholarships are sent out to parents|
|Tuesday, 1 March 2022||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 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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To be and to become learners for life, to enjoy the discovery and development of knowledge, understanding, skills and interests, and to critically examine the world around us.
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 be aware of and to champion the needs of others, with charitable hearts, as part of a commitment to benefit the Cornish community, and the world 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.
To be people who relish intellectual and wider challenge, and to build resilience by learning from both success and failure alike, on our educational journeys.
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.
To be people who relish the search for new ideas and approaches that positively and sustainably shape our lives, the lives of others, and our environment.
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.
To be and to become the very best of who we are, by bravely examining and discovering the personal beliefs and faiths that will guide us through our lives.
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.