Means-Tested and Armed Forces Bursaries provide assistance for some families up to the value of the full fees.

These awards are given to those who will contribute greatly to the life of Truro School and benefit from it. We would like to be in a position to help all those who apply but the Truro School Foundation has a relatively small fund which means that financial assistance has to come mostly from general income. We, therefore, have to be stringent to be fair to all parents and all applicants must adhere carefully to the application process.

Awards are made at the same time and in the same way as 11+, 13+ and 16+ Scholarships. However, those who wish to apply should complete a financial declaration form and arrange for their son or daughter to have an interview with the Head or Director of Admissions in advance of the entrance examination.

Financial Declaration forms must be completed in full by the age-appropriate deadline and returned to the Finance Manager, along with all relevant documentation.  If the Finance Office have any queries or feel that any documentation is missing, they will let you know.  Following that, it is your responsibility to ensure we have everything listed.  Incomplete applications will not be considered, regardless of how well a child performs in the entrance examination or scholarship assessments.

In order to be fair to everyone, we have a duty to ensure that all bursary awards are well focused and so, as well as current earnings, other factors will be considered in determining the necessary level of bursary. These will include:

  • The ability to improve the financial position or earning power of the family (where there are two partners both would be expected to be employed unless one is prevented from doing so through incapacity, the need to care for children under school age or other dependants or the requirements of their partner’s work). If this is not the case, a national average salary for the area will be included before the assessment is made.
  • Opportunities to release any capital (significant capital savings and investments would be expected to be used for the payment of school fees as would significant equity value in a house).

If you wish to discuss an application to the school in greater detail, please contact our Admissions Office on or 01872 246062.

Completed forms and attachments should be sent to

Application Deadlines


Age of Entry Deadline
11+ Wednesday, 15 December 2021
13+ Wednesday, 15 December 2021
16+ Friday, 05 November 2021
Application Form
Armed Forces Bursaries

Truro School welcomes applications for children of HM Forces personnel.  In recognition of the unique position they are in we are pleased to offer additional financial support to those in receipt of CEA. In such cases, students may apply for additional scholarships but any successful scholarship application will be ‘Honorary’; the student will have the recognition of a Scholar but there will be no further financial reduction on the fees.

If you are in receipt of CEA, or believe you are eligible for CEA, and wish to discuss an application to the school in greater detail, please contact our Admissions Office by email, or 01872 246007.

What is Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA)?

Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) is offered to assist Service families in maintaining continuity of education for their children which would otherwise be denied due to the movement of their family as a consequence of their assignments and posts. Some parents believe that boarding schools offer the most stable approach to their child’s education, and in most cases, they will be entitled to CEA (also known as Children’s Education Allowance).

You may find the link below useful for more information on Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA):


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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