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 Dates
Sixth Form Open EveningTuesday, 26 September 2023
Open MorningSaturday, 7 October 2023
Year 6 Activity MorningSaturday, 18 November 2023 (tbc)
Entrance ExamSaturday, 20 January 2024
Offer letters sent to parentsWednesday, 31 January 2024
Deadline for responses from parentsMonday, 4 March 2024
Important Dates for Scholarships and Bursaries
11+ and 13+ bursary application deadlineWednesday, 13 December 2023
11+ and 13+ fencing scholarship deadlineWednesday, 13 December 2023
13+ chorister scholarship deadlineWednesday, 13 December 2023
16+ bursary application deadlineFriday, 3 November 2023
16+ fencing scholarship deadlineFriday, 3 November 2023
Sixth Form diploma scholarshipsFriday, 3 November 2023
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.

Click on the links below to find out more.