Sixth Form Admissions

Admission to the Sixth Form is by school report, predicted GCSE grades and an interview with the Headmaster.

Sixth Form Open Evenings

We hold a designated Sixth Form Open Evening every year. During the evening there will be the opportunity to visit each subject, where the Head of Department will be happy to answer any questions you have. Take the opportunity to see what sort of thing you could expect from life at Truro School’s Sixth Form and talk to current students in a relaxed environment.

Find out more about the Truro School Sixth Form Open Evening.

Entry Requirements

The general requirement for a place in the Sixth Form is:

  • A minimum of six passes at GCSE (5-9)
  • In addition, each department has a particular entry requirement of either a 6 or 7 for subjects to be studied at A Level. Students studying subjects such as Psychology and Business Studies which have not been studied previously should show proficiency in similar subjects.

Provided references have been received, offers are made from the first week of December.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships and Bursaries are also available at 16+. Further information about application and assessment can be found on our scholarships pages.

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.


To find out more about applying to join Truro School Sixth Form, please email [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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