Drama Scholarships are awarded to candidates entering Truro School at 11+, 13+ and 16+. The value of any scholarship awarded by the school is capped at 10% of the fees. Any help thereafter is given in the form of a means-tested bursary.
All external candidates for a Drama Scholarship are required to register with the School before an application is made. The Director of Drama is always pleased to talk to prospective parents concerning any aspect of Drama Scholarships.
The School is looking for gifted and motivated candidates who will act as ambassadors for the Drama Department and lead by example.
In return, we offer the teaching and guidance of staff that have a wealth of experience in professional theatre, as well as the superb facilities of the Burrell Theatre. The Director of Drama mentors scholars through regular meetings to review progress and discuss personal goals. Opportunities for scholarship pupils include: performing in a wide variety of productions over the course of the year; one-to-one coaching for the National Youth Theatre and Drama School auditions; the opportunity for 16+ pupils to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; numerous theatre visits; the opportunity to work with a range of professional theatre practitioners and directors. LAMDA lessons are also available as a popular extra activity.
The Director of Drama is always pleased to talk to prospective parents concerning any aspect of Drama Scholarships.
Scholarship assessment is not based solely on acting ability, but also on whether the candidate demonstrates the ability to work well with others, enthusiasm for performance, motivation to improve their acting and previous commitment to Drama.
It is expected that Drama Scholarship candidates will be able to provide supporting evidence of previous experience or commitment to Drama. Candidates must provide a reference from a teacher, director or instructor who can testify to the pupil’s talent and dedication.
All applicants will be required to attend an audition. They will participate in a workshop, during which they will be assessed on their ability to work collaboratively and imaginatively with others. The workshop will consist of drama exercises, improvisation and scripted work. Copies of script extracts can be sent in advance if requested (available from one week prior to the audition date).
Auditions for September 2022 entry will be held at The Burrell Theatre on to be confirmed:
16+ By appointment
11+ and 13+
Completed application forms should be returned to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submitting application forms:
16+ Friday 5 November 2021
11+ and 13+ Wednesday 15 December 2021
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.