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.
We have an annual Open Morning in October but are pleased to welcome parents to tour the school at other mutually convenient times. To arrange a tour and a chat with the Headmaster, contact the Admissions Assistant, Emma Williams: Tel: 01872 246062 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The first step in the process for any admission is to complete and return the online Registration Form (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.
Applications for scholarships and bursaries at 11+ and 13+ entry in 2021 are now closed.
We are operating a waiting list for places in our 1st and 3rd Year in September 2021; please contact the Admissions Office for advice on next steps.
There are precise deadlines for specific age groups when applying for any of our scholarships or the means-tested bursary, and we urge you to take notice of these, and the assessment dates, in advance. If you are waiting for information to include with a scholarship application form, please send the registration form (above) to us, indicating which scholarship forms are to follow.
For entry in September 2021, the 11+ and 13+ entrance examinations will take place on Saturday 16 January 2021. Other year groups and late applications, where places are still available, will be run by the Director of Admissions at mutually convenient times. More precise details about the entrance examination will be sent out to parents of registered pupils.
All 11+ and 13+ candidates will sit examination papers in Maths and English (sample papers below). 13+ academic scholarship applicants will take one additional paper consisting of 30 minutes of extended Maths questions and 30 minutes to debate, in writing, a recent topic of news from a list of options. In order to be prepared for the scholarship paper, students should be aware of current affairs from 1 November 2020 to the examination date.
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Further detailed information is available on our Policies page.
You may find the following sample papers of use:
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, 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 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.