Senior Admissions

Admission to Truro School’s 1st to 4th Year is by entrance examination, school report and interview. Admission to the Sixth Form is by school report and interview, and is based on predicted GCSE grades or equivalent.

1. Please come and visit the School

We have an annual Open Morning in October but are pleased to welcome you to tour the school at other mutually convenient times.

To arrange a tour of the school, please contact the admissions team tel: 01872 246062 or email: [email protected]

2. Complete a Registration Form

The first step in the process for any admission is to complete and return the online Registration Form (link below), along with the relevant registration fee. The registration will be acknowledged providing you with further details about dates and any paperwork required, if entry is imminent. Applications for future years are very welcome; they will be acknowledged and parents will continue to receive updates until detailed information is required about the entry process.

Senior School Registration Form

Sixth Form Registration Form

3. Bursary and Scholarship Applications

At Truro School we are committed to offering both bursaries and scholarships and we are pleased to outline the difference between these two types of award on our Scholarships and Bursary pages. There are precise deadlines when applying for our scholarships or means-tested bursary, and we urge you to take notice of these, and the assessment dates, in advance.

4. Entrance Examinations

All candidates will sit examination papers in Maths and English (sample papers below). For entry in September 2024, the 11+ and 13+ entrance examinations will take place on Saturday 20 January 2024. International Students for whom English is not their first language will also be required to complete an online Linguaskill assessment. Other year groups and late applications, where places are still available, will be run by the Head of Admissions at mutually convenient times. More precise details about the entrance examination will be sent out to parents of registered pupils. Further detailed information is available on our Policies page.

For more information, please contact the Admissions Office on [email protected].

Important Admissions Dates

Senior School Dates

Whole School Open Morning – Saturday 5 October 2024

Year 6 Activity Morning – Saturday 16 November 2024

Entrance Exam – Saturday 18 January 2025

Offer Letters Sent to Parents – Friday 31 January 2025

Deadline for Responses from Parents – Monday 3 March 2025

Bursary and Scholarships Dates:

11+ and 13+ Bursary Application Deadline – Wednesday, 11 December 2024

11+ and 13+ Fencing Scholarship Deadline – Wednesday, 11 December 2024

13+ Chorister Scholarship Deadline – Wednesday, 11 December 2024

Sixth Form Dates

Sixth Form Open Evening – Tuesday 24 September 2024

Offer Letters Sent to Parents – Monday 2 December 2025

Deadline for Responses from Parents – Friday 3 January 2025

Bursary and Scholarships Dates:

16+ Means-tested Bursary Application Deadline – Friday 8 November 2024

16+ Fencing Scholarship Deadline – Friday 8 November 2024

Sixth Form Diploma Scholarships – Friday 8 November 2024

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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