Welcome from the Head, Andy Johnson

Truro School, in the South West of England, offers a unique boarding experience, nestled in a region with 300 miles of captivating coastline and diverse landscapes. Boarders have the opportunity to explore Cornwall’s beauty and engage in various activities, including cycling on the Camel Trail, beach visits, quad biking, coasteering, horse-riding, and much more. The school embraces a diverse community, especially welcoming international boarders who can enjoy the adventure and culture that Cornwall has to offer.

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The school fosters a warm and nurturing environment where dedicated teachers empower students to develop intellectually and explore their interests and talents. Truro School promotes a well-rounded education that encompasses academics, creativity, culture, spirituality, and sports. As students progress, they acquire essential social skills, confidence, and leadership qualities.

Boarding at Truro School provides a close-knit community where students live on an extensive campus while benefiting from an excellent academic institution only a short walk from Truro’s city centre. Three boarding houses—Malvern and Pentreve for girls and Trennick for boys—create a family-like atmosphere. Each house has a dedicated team of staff ensuring the safety, well-being, and academic support of the boarders.

International students are welcomed from around the world, and the school offers a range of educational programs to suit individual needs. English Language Support is available to non-native English speakers, ensuring their proficiency and success in English-language exams.

Weekends and evenings offer opportunities for boarders to explore Cornwall’s attractions, such as the Eden Project, Falmouth Maritime Museum, and outdoor adventures like surfing, golfing, and more. The school’s community atmosphere is enriched by boarders, who enjoy the support of housemasters, housemistresses, tutors, and a chaplain. Each student has a buddy to help them settle in, and a medical centre is available around the clock for their health and well-being.

Truro School Boarding is an inclusive and enriching experience, fostering academic excellence and personal growth while celebrating Cornwall’s natural beauty and cultural richness. International students are encouraged to embrace the diverse experiences Cornwall offers, making lasting friendships and preparing for a bright future.

For international admissions, the school’s Admissions Office provides guidance tailored to each prospective pupil’s age.

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Where is Truro School?

We are in Cornwall, in the South West of England. Our School is located on the edge of the beautiful Cathedral City of Truro, close to countryside and both the acclaimed north and south coastlines.

Transport Links

Truro can be reached by train (London Paddington mainline), by car M4/M5, or by air to Newquay airport (international and connecting flights via Heathrow).

Heathrow Shuttle

We run a shuttle bus to Heathrow Airport at the start and end of each term, and for the two week autumn half term.

Boarding School of the Year

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that we have been selected as a Finalist in the Independent School of the Year Awards. The Independent Schools of the Year awards are well-established as the independent school sector’s leading awards programme, and delivering and supporting educational excellence lies at the heart of each award.

Up against hundreds of prestigious schools across the country, we are delighted to be one of only seven finalists in the Independent Boarding School of the Year Category. Read more.


Truro School is a member of AEGIS, the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students.

AEGIS is the only independent body in the UK that puts guardianship organisations through a rigorous inspection process.

This means that all AEGIS accredited guardianship organisations have passed a full inspection of their care of students and their business practices, so you can be sure your child will be in safe hands.

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