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 – 16

Nestled at the bottom of the main school drive, Pentreve House, which was renovated in Summer 2016, is the new Junior Girls’ Boarding house. The house has seven spacious bedrooms which cater for between twelve and fifteen girls from the 1st Year to the 5th Year (11 to 16 year olds).

With a separate 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 bean bags provide outdoor areas for when the weather allows.

Mrs Sarah Mulready is our Pentreve Housemistress. She has taught at the school for 11 years and brings a wealth of understanding and experience, gained from her previous roles as Resident House Tutor at Malvern Boarding House (Senior Girls’ Boarding) and from four years spent as the Resident Boarding School Assistant Housemistress for Junior Boys from 2012-2016.

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 family ‘home from home’ environment that the junior girls crave. Mrs Mulready is supported by the Assistant Housemistress, Miss Justine Hope, who lives, with her partner and daughter Eva, within the boarding house also. Mrs Mulready is also Head of Wickett House and a Mathematics teacher at the school whilst Miss Hope is Head of Geology.

“Boarding is an amazing experience – every teenager should have this chance. It has made me more independent, and a stronger person, but at the same time there are lots of friends and teachers around to help you when you need it.”Junior Girls’ Boarder

For more information on Junior Girls’ Boarding, you can email Sarah Mulready at:

Senior Girls’ Boarding 16 – 18

With 22 bedrooms, a large kitchen and a lounge area with comfy sofas, Malvern is the perfect place for girls to have fun, be happy and enjoy their time with each other.

The girls in the house are from the Sixth Form – with most of them accommodated in single rooms. They are cared for by Housemistress Mrs Claire Murphy who has been looking after girls (including her own) for over 20 years, and is also a Biology teacher at the School. She is supported by Emily Hargreaves as Resident House Tutor.

“Dear Mrs Murphy, I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing time in Truro. I had so much fun! Boarding with all the lovely girls, all the funny weekends, events, school…everything was perfect. 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, about school… every single day was a highlight, even when nothing special happened. I had the time of my life and I miss everything already.” Clara, Lower Sixth Student from Germany

“The community spirit is my favourite thing about the boarding school. The house staff are very friendly and helpful too. They were able to give me loads of advice on my university application, which was great. My favourite weekend trip has been quad biking.” Upper Sixth Student

“We believe that living and working together in a spirit of co-operation, respect and enthusiasm helps to build a strong yet diverse community, where all individuals can thrive irrespective of background, interests or nationality.” Claire Murphy, Housemistress

For more information about Malvern, you can contact Claire Murphy on or call 01872 246030.