Boys’ Boarding

Boys' Boarding at Truro School - Boarding School in Cornwall UK

Truro School offers boys boarding between the ages of 11 and 18 with two separate houses.

11-18 boarding at truro school

Junior Boys’ Boarding 11 – 15

For boys from the 1st Year to the 4th Year (11 to 15 year olds), Poltisco House is inviting and fun, and caters for 13 boys in six bedrooms. Each boy has his own space with a bed, wardrobe, desk, shelf and pin board.

The recently acquired games room is a place where the boys can enjoy their PlayStation 4, and play table football and pool. In addition, there is a lounge in the house with a TV and DVD player where they can relax and chat.

Mr Andy Lawrence is the Housemaster of Poltisco, and has great experience of boarding at Truro School. Mr Lawrence teaches PE and Computer Science and is the Head of Cricket. Mr Lawrence encourages the junior boys to develop academic study skills required for GCSE and Sixth Form course but also to enjoys and follow interests and hobbies outside the classroom. Mr Peter Thompson is the Resident House Tutor and is keenly involved in the music department – he enthusiastically organises two highlights of the boarding year – the Christmas sing-a-long and the Boarders’ Charity Concert

“Poltisco really is a ‘home from home’. We are passionate about providing an environment which shapes our boys as people. We encourage them to develop a feeling of mutual respect and appreciation, as they share experiences with other boys from the UK and around the world. Accommodating boys in 1st Year to 4th Year means that Poltisco House is, for many, their first experience of boarding and we look to ensure that it is a positive one in every way.” Andy Lawrence, Housemaster

“Junior boys’ boarding is the best, because in the boarding house I feel like I am at home and it won’t let me feel lonely. I have been here for 2 years and I will not forget the friends I have made.” 3rd  Year boy

For more information, you can contact Andy on or call 01872 246029.

Senior Boys’ Boarding 15 – 18

Trennick is the biggest of the houses with thirty bedrooms, two separate lounge areas and a kitchen. Based in the heart of the main school, the house is home to 5th Year and Sixth Form boarders, most of whom have their own room.

Mr Tom Copeland and his wife Alex are the Houseparents who look after the Trennick boys. They live on site with their sons Harry and Charlie. Mr Andy Lawrence is the Assistant Housemaster who lives on site too with his wife Jackie and two children Matt and Bryony. Tom teaches maths and coaches rugby while Andy is a PE teacher and Head of Cricket.

Mr Tom Copeland is the Housemaster. He teaches maths and coaches rugby and is passionate about providing an environment in which boarders learn and acquire valuable life skills. Mr Copeland runs the house with the help of Alex, his wife, who is an experienced History teacher. They live on site with their sons Harry and Charlie. Mr Jeff Kitto is the Resident House Tutor and enjoys guiding the boys towards taking greater responsibilities for their academic studies, co-curricular activities and personal health and wellbeing. Mr. Kitto is the Head of Computer Science and coaches rugby.

“Trennick House provides a modern boarding experience, caring for the senior boys in an environment that they come to think of as their second home. True to Cornish heritage, Trennick is a ‘one and all’ community. Boys from around the world forge lifelong friendships. The boys benefit from their home at the heart of the school with its fantastic facilities on their doorstep. Whatever their strengths, we are confident the boys in Trennick will leave our care as perfect gentlemen and ready for studying and working in the dynamic modern global community.”  Tom Copeland, Housemaster

For more information you can contact Tom Copeland on or call 01872 246033