The best way to get a taste of life as a boarder at Truro School is to hear it from the boarders themselves.

Here some of our boarders talk about their own experiences.

Stories from the Boarders

“We found that Truro School Boarding offered the perfect balance of nurturing and boundaries to develop growth, independence and autonomy”  Boarding Parent, 2023

“Having the opportunity to study at Truro School was the luckiest thing in my life. I was a transfer student from a Thai school and did one year of GCSE when I first arrived. At first, I was quite nervous about making friends, socialising, and my English skills because I was the only Thai student in school! But in reality, it’s totally different. Friends, teachers, and all the staff are really nice. I changed my vision, it’s like I grew up with the school. Truro School gave me a great opportunity, freedom, and experiences which enabled me to learn more and grow up. If you asked me to choose what I enjoyed the most, I wouldn’t be able to choose because I enjoyed it all!”

“สวัสดีค่ะ ชื่อทิวลิปนะคะ สำหรับหนู การที่มีโอกาสได้มาเรียนที่ Truro School เป็นความโชคดีมากๆในชีวิตเลยจริงๆค่ะ ชีวิต high school ของหนู ยอมรับว่าตอนแรกแอบกลัวนิดหน่อยเป็นคนไทยคนเดียว แต่พอเข้ามาแล้ว มาอยู่กับเพื่อนๆ คุณครู รุ่นพี่ รุ่นน้องที่น่ารัก โดยเฉพาะ boarding community ทิวตอนนี้จะมีเพื่อนอยู่ทั่วโลกแล้วค่ะ เป็นประสบการณ์ที่ดีมากๆ ทั้งเรื่องการเรียน คุณครูดูแล ดีมากๆ เรื่องเพื่อน เพื่อนน่ารัก นิสัยดีค่ะ และเรื่องที่ชอบอีกอย่างเลยคือ การที่มาอยู่ที่นี่เหมือนเปลี่ยน vision ตัวเองไปเยอะเลยค่ะ ได้ลองทำอะไรใหม่ๆ โรงเรียนให้ freedom, opportunity และ แน่นอน experience เปิดกว้างโอกาส สำหรับทุกคน หนูเลยอยากจะบอกต่อว่า ถ้าให้เลือกตอนที่ enjoy มากที่สุดคงเลือกไม่ได้เลยเพราะว่าอยู่ที่นี่แล้ว enjoy ตลอดค่ะ !”

Tulip, from Thailand

“What I have seen from Tulip is agility in her own study, matured self decision making, and not afraid to present an idea. We also visited Truro, experienced the learning environment, the warm welcome and saw the equality for all students. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, Tulip needed to fly back home and Truro School helped to provide all paper work on time. This reflects excellent management.  We highly recommend Truro as the best choice for your children to experience better learning and a better life.”

“สิ่งที่เรามองเห็นจากทิวลิปคือ ความคล่องตัวในการเรียนรู้ มีพัฒนาการเรื่องการตัดสินใจที่ เป็นผู้ใหญ่ขึ้นมาก กล้าที่จะนำเสนอความคิด. จากการที่เราไป Truro สภาพแวดล้อมของ Truro ส่งเสริมการเรียนรู้ อบอุ่น, ปลอดภัย และโอกาสเป็นของทุกคน อย่างเท่าเทียมกัน. จากสถานการณ์ COVID-19, ทิวลิปได้รับเอกสารตรวจสุขภาพเร็วมาก ทำให้เห็นว่าทางโรงเรียน จัดการได้เป็นอย่างดี. จึงอยากบอกต่อ ให้เป็น ทางเลือกที่ดีที่สุด ที่หนึ่งในการส่ง บุตรหลาน ไปศึกษาเพื่อเรียนรู้ทั้งวิชาการและประสบการณ์.”

Tulip’s Father

“Boarding is an amazing fusion of cultural diversity, the opportunity to self-develop, and to make friends that will last a lifetime. It is like a big family, where everyone cares for and looks out for one another.”

Lower Sixth student from Georgia

“Malvern feels like home, so I don’t miss my old school in Nigeria. I like that you can always get a good night’s sleep here, and I love the food, and the friendly environment – there are no cliques, and everyone talks to everyone.”

Lower Sixth student from Nigeria

“I’m an only child, so having friends around is really nice; the community spirit is my favourite thing about boarding. The house staff are very friendly and helpful too. They were able to give me loads of advice on my university application, which was great. My favourite weekend trip has been quad biking, as it was a different activity, and we got really muddy!”

Upper Sixth student from the Isles of Scilly

“Being together with all of the girls is great; everyone looks out for each other, so if you ever need any help there are lots of people to turn to. The housemistresses are really nice, friendly and helpful too. The best thing I’ve done so far has been the coasteering trip – jumping off the cliffs was so great!”

4th Year student from Germany

“It’s really easy to make friends straight away in boarding, and everyone is so warm and welcoming.”

Lower Sixth student from the Isles of Scilly

“Boarding is an amazing experience – every teenager should have this chance. It has made me more independent, and a stronger person, but at the same time there are lots of friends and teachers around to help you.”

Lower Sixth student from China

“Things I love about boarding: my bed; my friends in Malvern and Pentreve; having a hot breakfast every day; able to use the school fields; and lots more!”

“Truro School delivered everything I hoped and wished for my Child. From academic support that went the extra mile to ensuring understanding and success and excellent one-to-one pastoral care.” Isles of Scilly Parent, 2023

“The abundance of opportunities available to my child at Truro School allowed for new and exciting experiences at such a high level.” Boarding Parent 2023

5th Year student from Hong Kong

“I came from a school in central Stockholm and was used to commuting by tube from school to my fencing club and then home again in the evenings. At Truro, I started each day with an English breakfast and a short walk to school and then to the fencing salle. The school campus at Truro felt like paradise to me and I quickly took on rugby and cricket during break, which are not typical sports back home in Sweden. I made full use of frequent individual lessons with my fencing coach as well as group sessions most days of the week.

Every weekend, our housemaster and tutors at Pentreve made sure we had something exciting to look forward to like a BBQ coupled with some fun activity. On-campus we had lots of outdoor sports to choose from as well as the fantastic Sir Ben Ainslie Sports complex. Off-campus, we did everything from charity projects to awesome surfing trips to the beach, camping, kayaking and even professional cliff jumping!”

Hugo Pousette

“My son had attended an international school in Stockholm, so we were quite surprised by how quickly his American accent changed over to a British accent after just a term at Truro. The boarding school offers a rigorous academic programme, educating their pupils in morality whilst encouraging them to achieve their highest goals in co-curricular activities. The fencing club has the finest reputation for topping the national medal league tables as well as having large troops of fencers going to youth championships. Youth fencers have the privilege of being able to train with national squad coaches, national squad fencers and even Olympians. The high performance programme had regular visits of a sports physiotherapist specialised in fencers, which was something Hugo could take advantage of when he stretched a muscle at a competition.

The wonderful friends Hugo has made at Truro are a true legacy of how the School has succeeded in creating open-minded and well-rounded ambitious young people. Undoubtedly, the coastal location of Cornwall adds to making the boarding experience second to none in terms of all the off-campus activities the boarding tutors can arrange.”

Mrs. Carolina Pousette

“Boarding at Truro School was an unforgettable experience! I appreciate that I was able to meet friends from all over the world and get to know their cultures. Like everyone I had my ups and downs during my time boarding but boarding gave me so many opportunities to learn and grow.”

“My parents offered me the option to study in the UK to experience a multicultural environment and to meet new people. It is also a good opportunity for me to develop soft skills such as independence and problem-solving.”

Veronica Chow CO16, Boarder from Hong Kong