"I really like the support we get from our teachers inside and outside of our lessons. I think they try their best to help as much as they can. In some subjects, we also do a lot of trips, so it's not just about learning from books all the time but also about learning from life.
I recommend boarding in Truro School because you form lifelong friendships, and I think everyone will have a great time here."
Hi, I’m Lotte from Berlin.
I am in Lower Sixth and have been at Truro School for about six months, but at the end of this school year, I will return to Germany and continue my A-levels there. This year is just a gap year for me to learn English and try something new. And it is definitely something new! After living in Germany my whole life, this is like a big adventure and I’ve already had so many new experiences that I would never have had if I hadn’t decided to come here.
I chose to come to Truro School because my dad went here 33 years ago, so when I decided to go to boarding school, I thought why not Truro School? And it was undoubtedly the right decision for me.
My favourite thing about boarding at Truro School is that it never gets boring. I live in a big house with all MY friends, and there’s always someone around, you just get so close with everyone so quickly. There are also so many new things to try, especially the weekend boarders activities, including surfing, paintballing or painting our own shoes.
There are also loads of after-school clubs that you can choose from. I, for example play hockey, but besides sports, there are also a lot of art or music clubs to join, so there is really something for everyone.
I also really like the support we get from our teachers inside and outside of our lessons. I think they try their best to help us as much as possible. In some subjects, we also do a lot of trips so it’s not just about learning from books all the time but also about learning from life.
So I really recommend boarding in Truro School because you form friendships for life and I think everyone will have great time here.
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.