Truro School is looking for candidates of exceptional sporting and leadership ability who will be expected to make an outstanding contribution to sport at the school.
Sports Scholarships are awarded to candidates entering Truro School at 11+, 13+ and 16+.
Scholarships awarded at 11+ will usually be worth 5 – 10% of the fees and will be reviewed at 13+ and 16+. At the discretion of the Headmaster, a select number of high value 16+ scholarships may be awarded to students of exceptional talent. Any help thereafter is given in the form of a means-tested bursary.
All external candidates for a Sports Scholarship are required to register with the school before an application is made. The Director of Sport is always pleased to talk to prospective parents concerning any aspect of Sports Scholarships.
Truro School enjoys an outstanding reputation for competing in a wide range of sports at the very highest levels. The School is looking for candidates of exceptional sporting and leadership ability who will be expected to make an outstanding contribution to sport at the school.
In addition to the outstanding coaching and sporting facilities provided by Truro School, successful candidates will be supported in their athletic development, including guidance on strength and conditioning programmes and lifestyle management. Performance and progress will be reviewed with the Director of Sport.
The Director of Sport is always pleased to talk to prospective parents concerning any aspect of Sports Scholarships.
Retention of the award will be dependent on consistently excellent effort and performance levels, exemplary conduct during training and competition, evidence of good contribution to team spirit and to be a credit to the School in their behaviour and attitude to learning.
Scholarship assessment is not based solely on sporting ability, but also on whether the candidate demonstrates appropriate character, physical endeavour, resilience, coachability and initiative.
All applicants will be required to attend an assessment day. They will participate in a wide variety of sports during which they will be assessed on their fitness, technique, adaptability, initiative, response to coaching, team-spiritedness and behaviour.
Whilst excellence in one sport will be recognised and is valued by the school, pupils with the ability and willingness to contribute in each of the three terms are more likely to succeed in their scholarship application than those who specialise in one sport to the exclusion of others. Candidates are assessed on merit and should have the potential to become at least county standard in their preferred sport(s) during their time at Truro School.
Candidates are assessed on merit and should be of at least county standard in their preferred sport(s). If considered to be of school team standard in other sports, a willingness to get involved will certainly be expected. According to the level of performance of individuals in their outstanding sport (county, regional, international), a contribution to the other major sporting activities of the school will be discussed on an individual basis with the Director of Sport.
Candidates should bring both indoor and outdoor sportswear and equipment appropriate for the activities, although we will provide equipment for those who require it.
16+ Friday, 22 November 2019
Candidates will be invited to attend assessments in their preferred sports at Truro School.
11+ and 13+ Thursday, 9 January 2020
Candidates will be invited to attend assessments in fitness and performance in the major school sports at Truro School.
Completed application forms should be returned to: Jayne Grigg, Director of Admissions, Truro School, Trennick Lane, Truro TR1 1TH firstname.lastname@example.org
16+ Friday, 8 November 2019
11+ and 13+ Friday, 13 December 2019
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.
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.