Here at Truro School in Cornwall, we love the fact that 80% of our county is surrounded by sea and our boarders take full advantage of the 300 miles of beautiful coastline, dramatic headlands and wild moorlands. Every weekend spells a chance to explore Cornwall and participate in activities such as Camel Trail cycle rides; Poldu Cove; Oasis fun pool; laser tag; quad biking; coasteering; Treasure Land; horse-riding and much more.
For our International Boarders, Cornwall offers a world of adventure and culture and we encourage them to embrace as much as they can during their time at Truro School.
Truro School is a warm, welcoming community characterised by constructive and trusting relationships, a place where talented and dedicated teachers educate pupils to be independent individuals. We believe that pupils’ abilities are not fixed and that through their learning they can each grow and develop intellectually, discovering new interests and talents. We champion a broad and balanced education that includes creative, cultural, spiritual and sporting opportunities alongside genuine academic rigour. As pupils progress through the school, they will also develop social skills, confidence and leadership qualities.
Boarding adds a special dimension to a Truro School education and is a thoroughly modern solution to 21st century family life. What boarders love most is being with friends and living together on our extensive campus not 5 minutes walk from the centre of Truro but at the same time being able to attend an excellent academic establishment where they know that all of their educational needs will also be met.
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Cornwall is one of the top destinations in the UK
Located in the far west of Great Britain on a peninsula tumbling into the vast Atlantic ocean, almost completely surrounded by the sea, a magnificent coastline wraps around Cornwall for almost 300 miles.
There are lots of things Cornwall is loved for; the dramatic coastline, the dynamic art scene, vast areas of natural beauty, a world-class food scene and a rich history and culture to name but a few.
Truro School is the only Leiths Academy school in Devon and Cornwall.
Truro School has a purpose-built, state-of-the-art cookery school combining bespoke work stations with a large demonstration area, an overhead camera and a superb range of equipment.
In addition to offering a wide range of co-curricular courses to Sixth Form pupils, such as ‘Cooking on a budget for university’, and ‘Around the world’, we are the only Leiths Academy school in Devon and Cornwall.
Partnership with leading Sabre Fencing provider Truro Fencing Club
Truro School has a long-standing reputation for producing fencers of the highest quality. With our partnership with Truro Fencing Club many of our fencers have gained international honours.
For those individuals who want to keep fit and learn a new skill, or those who aspire to national team selection, we have a programme on offer to support your fencing career.
Partnership with leading football academy Saints South West
We are very proud of our partnership with leading football development centre, Saints Southwest.
Saints Southwest is an official club partner of Southampton Football Club and provides education, community, football and sporting provisions across the South West.
A choice-driven, well supported and bespoke framework that empowers students to develop skills of value beyond schooling or qualifications
A-Level success remains at the core of the Sixth Form journey but it has never been more important to ensure that young adults develop values and skills via experiences and opportunities that go far beyond their academic qualifications, and in a way that supports ambition, success and wellbeing for the students’ futures beyond school.
Supported by subject teachers, tutors and the Sixth Form team, the Diploma builds on the excellent academic, pastoral and co-curricular offering to create a guided framework from which students can develop their individual pathway.
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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.