Due to the Coronavirus pandemic all non-essential staff are currently working from home as per the Government guidelines. However, Nicky and Amanda will be accessing emails and answerphone messages daily.
If any alumni need help or assistance in these unprecedented times, please feel free to contact us, and we’ll do our best to help through our Old Truronian network.
Telephone: 01872 246010
We all hope you and your loved ones stay safe and well.
Below we aim to share warm messages we have received from our community anonymously in the hope it will bring some positivity to you all. If you would like to contribute to the messages of goodwill and strength in these uncertain times, please do complete the submission form below or email us directly at email@example.com.
If you wish to add your email address and location and offer help to those nearby please indicate your permission in the form.
My overwhelming experience as the Headmaster of Truro School is that I lead a community in the true sense of the word. We are a group of pupils, staff, family and friends who look out for one another and who seem to have a reservoir of endless acts of kindness and generosity. I am very proud of the whole school community and the way they have responded over the last couple of weeks as news of this pandemic has unfolded.
Not having been to Truro School as a pupil, I can only marvel at the sense of community and goodwill throughout the School. If ever there was a good time for this to manifest itself, it’s now. In addition to the provision for remote, online learning for pupils, the School and Foundation are endeavouring to help in as many areas as possible. We are trying to stay in touch with our senior alumni and have people helping to shop for those who are vulnerable or less able. The Senior Leadership Team are working with a charity to see if the kitchens might be used for preparing, vac-packing and distribution of food to vulnerable people and children eligible for free school meals. The Prep School site has been offered as a free parking facility for Treliske Hospital workers and the boarding houses are ready should the medical crisis worsen in our area and they become needed to accommodate children of key workers.
We’re keen to help, so – if you think we can help anyone – please tell us.
Take good care in the meantime.
Old Truronian Parent and Chairman of TS Foundation
Kathy and I would like to send our best wishes to all in the Truro School community at this challenging time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are locked down in the village in Suffolk but feel sure that the strength, compassion and resilience of the school will see you through to better times ahead. Our particular thoughts are to those school leavers whose celebration of their time at the school has been curtailed. No doubt you will find an opportunity to come together and we wish you all the best for the future.
Former TS Headmaster and Foundation Trustee
That is very kind indeed; we are fine at the moment, but who knows where this may lead and it is definitely a reassurance to receive an offer like yours. Many institutions claim to be a community but this shows that Truro School actually is. Best wishes in all your efforts.
Former Staff – Truro
My phone number and contact details are here for any one in our Truro School Community (direct pupil or family or just friend) who may need a little help, a phone call or a delivery.
Telephone: 07855505782 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I have been able to put into perspective what really matters, good people as they create good outcomes. My only weakness to a coping strategy at present is access to a “wholesale pasty supplier”. I may now have to make my own and will need some recipes!
Now really is the time for ESSE QUAM VIDERI.
Matt Mullaly CO86, TSA Committee Member
Best wishes to all Former Pupils at this awful time. Can I recommend that if you are fit and able, you contact your local Parish, Town or City Councils and offer assistance in these times, as I have done. I’m delivering hot meals to self-isolating over 70’s and the satisfaction that you’re doing something worthwhile is great. Do consider helping this way if you can.
Chris Rowe CO76
TSA Deputy Chair and Committee Member
I am quite touched that you should remember me and take the trouble to write, it’s good to be reminded of the rather special “community” we have. I am quite sure that we will pull together and defeat these unprecedented threats to our way of life.
I consider myself very fortunate to be a former pupil of Truro School and it’s good to know that if things started going haywire on the personal front I could give you a call.
Thank you for your email and particularly its content. Your concern and offer of assistance is very much appreciated in these challenging times for everyone. For the moment we are fine – and we sincerely hope that you and all the Truro School community remain fit and healthy.
A very thoughtful email. Thank you. However I am pleased to say I don’t need to take up your kind offer. The extra good news is that I am, like many others, daily getting great advice from Sir Patrick Vallance who I see was also at Truro.
Fortunately I feel with the right “detergents” we should prevail!
We are not in need of assistance – Thank Heavens – we live in the centre of Camborne where the shops & other facilities are within easy reach. Our neighbours have offered to help in any way necessary. I think we are “blessed” in that respect.
We are fine at the moment, but who knows where this may lead and it is definitely a reassurance to receive an offer like yours. Many institutions claim to be a community but this shows that Truro School actually is. Best wishes in all your efforts.
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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.