Girls’ Boarding

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

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

Boarding for Girls, School in the south-west, Truro School

Junior Girls’ Boarding 11 – 15

Just across the carpark from the Senior Girls’ house, Malvern House, is the recently renovated Junior Girls’ Boarding house, Pentreve House. The house, which opened its door to junior girls in September 2016, has eight spacious bedrooms and caters for between thirteen and sixteen girls from the 1st to 4th Year (11 to 15 year olds).

With a kitchen/dining room, a lounge as well as a separate games room/snug, the girls have plenty of communal space to relax, have fun and socialise. The house computer room enables access to Skype and the large garden and courtyard with picnic tables and large outdoor beanbags provide outdoor areas for the when the weather allows.

Miss Kensa Broadhurst is our Deputy Housemistress for Girls’ Boarding and is resident in Pentreve House. She teaches French at the school and has a wealth of experience, gained from her previous roles as Housemistress and Head of Boarding at Stonar, Stover, and The Royal High School, Bath and at summer schools for overseas students spending time in the United Kingdom to learn English.  She also works as a GCSE and A Level languages examiner.  Miss Broadhurst is a keen musician who plays in three local orchestras and also somehow finds time to do voluntary work to aid the promotion of the Cornish language.

Miss Broadhurst is supported in the day-to-day running of Pentreve House by Miss Justine Hope the Resident Tutor. Miss Hope, who lives in Pentreve House with her partner and her daughter Eva, is Head of Geology at the school.

“I have the greatest admiration for all the students who come through the boarding houses I have lived in.  Each individual brings something extra to the whole and enriches all the lives of those in the house.  Boarding allows each girl to flourish, develop in their own time and in their own way, but with the team support of both their own family and their boarding family.  Life as a boarder, and all that entails, adds extra dimensions and facets which, coupled with the opportunities which arise from the longer school day, stand anyone lucky enough to experience them in good stead for all the later challenges of university and the world of work.”  Miss Broadhurst

For more information on Junior Girls Boarding, you can email Kensa Broadhurst at or call 01872 246029.



Senior Girls’ Boarding 16 – 18

Nestled at the bottom of the main school drive, Malvern House is the home for our senior girl boarders. With 18 bedrooms, a large kitchen and lounge area with comfortable sofas, a computer room and an outside courtyard, Malvern is the perfect place for girls to have fun, be happy and enjoy their time with each other. The girls are supported and guided in their pursuit of academic excellence and are encouraged to make the most of the far reaching extracurricular activities that the school and wider boarding community has to offer whilst also learning valuable life skills.

Malvern house is home to girls from the 5th year, Lower and Upper 6th Form, and accommodates between 18 and 20 boarders. The Lower and Upper Sixth reside in single occupancy rooms whilst some 5th years share.

Mrs Sarah Mulready is our Housemistress for Girls’ Boarding. She has been teacher at the school for 12 years and brings a wealth of understanding and experience, gained from her previous roles within the boarding community at Truro School. Sarah has fulfilled the roles of Resident House Tutor at Malvern House (Senior Girls’ Boarding), Assistant Housemistress for Junior Boys Boarding (2012-2016) and most recently Housemistress for Junior Girls Boarding from 2016-2017.

Mrs Mulready has three young daughters of her own, Poppy, Matilda and Isabella and her husband Damon completes the family set up; together they provide the ‘home from home’ environment that the girls boarders, both junior and senior crave. The Resident House Tutor, Miss Emily Hargreaves who lives within Malvern House with her partner, supports Mrs Mulready in the day-to-day running of Malvern House and the pastoral care of the senior girls. Mrs Mulready is also Head of Wickett House and a Mathematics teacher at the school whilst Miss Hargreaves teaches Geography.

It is my hope that Pentreve House and Malvern House very quickly feel like home; somewhere that the girl boarders feel safe, supported and valued for their own unique talents and abilities. Truro School has a lot to offer, both academically and in the wider co-curricular sense, and I pledge to help the girls in my care to develop their skills and pursue their dreams, whatever they may be. The boarding staff are always on hand to guide the girls in their journeys of development and encourage them to be the very best that they can possibly be. They will, I have no doubt, make some important and lasting friendships along the way, not to mention some special memories that will stay with them forever. I will challenge the girls to make the most of all the opportunities that come their way; and the Pentreve and Malvern family will be here to support them and cheer them on from the side lines”.  Mrs Mulready (Housemistress – Head of Girls Boarding)


“The community spirit is my favourite thing about the boarding school. The house staff are very friendly and helpful too.” Upper Sixth Boarder


“I had so much fun! Boarding with all the lovely girls, all the funny weekends, events, school…everything was perect. In the first week I was homesick, but this was quickly over. I started to make friends for life and had a lot of fun. I learned so much about English culture. Every day was a highlight, even when nothing special happened. I had the time of my life and I miss everything already.” Clara, Lower Sixth Boarder from Germany.

For more information on Senior Girls Boarding, you can email Sarah Mulready at or call 01872 246030.