"My favourite thing about Truro School is that it offers a lot of academic and sports opportunities. You can explore your interests and find your passion. If you are thinking about coming to Truro School, I will tell you that it is a great opportunity for you to discover your own path. With lots of opportunities to try new things and discover your own talents."
My name is Percy and I’m from Hong Kong.
I’m in year 11, my third year of study at Truro School. Before starting, I came to Truro with my parents to see what is the school like. I can still remember when I first arrived at Truro School; it gave me an excellent impression. The school campus is very big and has excellent facilities like the sports hall, sports pitch, drama theatre, and much more. The people here are very kind to us, so I was excited to come here.
My favourite thing about Truro School is that it offers many academic and sports opportunities. You can explore your interests and find your passion. If you are considering coming to Truro School, I will tell you that it is a great opportunity to discover your own path with lots of opportunities to try new things and find your own talents.
Studying at Truro School will make you feel more independent, especially when boarding. Boarding in Truro School is lovely, as there is a community of people that help each other out. The boarding teachers care about the boarders and look after us physically and emotionally. On weekends, we usually have trips to places around Cornwall and activities like paintballing, horse riding, cycling, surfing, shopping, etc. Boarding is never dull here as it will always keep you busy. On Sunday, you usually get free to do things with your friends, like going into town. From boarding you can experience a great variety of life.
Lessons in Truro School are very engaging. The teachers are patient and try their best to help you understand everything. You never have to be afraid to ask questions or say you don’t know the answer as they are attentive and considerate. Some subjects like geography and geology offer the chance to go on field trips which is a great way to learn.
Truro School offers a lot of clubs and activities that will keep you busy and active. Joining different clubs and participating in activities helps you to relax between lessons and enables you to develop new interests and hobbies. I’m very glad to study here, and I am happy with my academic progress.
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.