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.
To arrange a tour of the school, please contact the admissions team tel: 01872 246062 or email: [email protected]
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.
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.
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].
|Sixth Form Open Evening||Tuesday, 26 September 2023|
|Open Morning||Saturday, 7 October 2023|
|Year 6 Activity Morning||Saturday, 18 November 2023 (tbc)|
|Entrance Exam||Saturday, 20 January 2024|
|Offer letters sent to parents||Wednesday, 31 January 2024|
|Deadline for responses from parents||Monday, 4 March 2024|
|11+ and 13+ bursary application deadline||Wednesday, 13 December 2023|
|11+ and 13+ fencing scholarship deadline||Wednesday, 13 December 2023|
|13+ chorister scholarship deadline||Wednesday, 13 December 2023|
|16+ bursary application deadline||Friday, 3 November 2023|
|16+ fencing scholarship deadline||Friday, 3 November 2023|
|Sixth Form diploma scholarships||Friday, 3 November 2023|
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 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.