"Boarding at Truro School is like one big family. I integrated into the boarding house quickly, everyone is friendly and I have made many good friendships in such a short time. The weekends involve many activities and trips, giving the boarders time to bond and learn about a variety of cultures away from our home countries."
My name is Gabriel, and I am from Ogun state Nigeria; I am currently in lower sixth at Truro School.
I chose Truro School because of a family friend who attended the school in the 1980s, and he told me Truro School made a significant impact on where he is today. He explained that Truro School would be able to guide me along the right path to a great future. This was the deal-breaker for me enrolling at the school.
I enjoy the sporting aspects of Truro School the most, as the school provides us students with many sporting facilities to choose from, with me spending most of my time on the football pitches or in the gym.
To anyone who is considering Truro School, if you are looking for a school that is keen on helping students develop their skills to be the best they can be and teachers who are willing to provide students with the necessary ability to be successful in their passions, then Truro school is the place to be.
Boarding at Truro School is like one big family; I integrated into the boarding house quickly, everyone is friendly, and I have made many good friendships in such a short time. The weekends involve several activities and trips, giving the boarders time to bond and learn about the variety of cultures away from our home countries.
I would describe lessons as immensely engaging, with classes typically in small numbers, allowing students to receive more individualized attention from teachers who are always keen to help.
I have chosen the University of Edinburgh as my primary destination and plan to study medicine, chemical engineering or civil engineering. With me being in lower sixth, I have not yet applied to any Universities, but I know there will be a lot of opportunities for support from my teachers and specialist staff when that time comes.
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.