The Boarding Houses

Truro School's Boarding Houses

We have four beautifully presented boarding houses close to the school and the centre of Truro, offering boarding to boys and girls aged 11–18 years old.

Poltisco Junior Boys’ Boarding ages 11–16
Malvern Senior Girls’ Boarding ages 16–18
Pentreve Junior Girls’ Boarding ages 11–16
Trennick Senior Boys’ Boarding ages 16–18

Our Boarding Houses

There are four relatively small houses, two for girls, Malvern for senior girls and Pentreve for junior girls and two boys houses Trennick for senior boys and Poltisco for junior boys. Each house has a dedicated team of boarding staff, which includes a deputy Housemaster or mistress and a team of tutors, whose pastoral work is essential to maintain the smooth running of the boarding community and to enhance the quality of life of the pupils whilst they are in school. Boarding at Truro School is overseen by the Head of Boarding, Tom Copeland, who is also the Housemaster of Trennick House.

Each of our boarding houses accommodates between 15 and 35 pupils. This naturally creates a genuine, family environment where boarders support each other, and enjoy and share in each other’s successes.


The Houseparents and their teams ensure that the boarders are safe, happy, settled and cared for 24 hours a day. Boarding staff are also subject teachers at the school, adding another branch of support when it comes to evening prep and studies.

The boarding houses are continually being upgraded and developed on a rolling programme. All houses have their own separate recreation spaces, separate kitchens, bathrooms and IT suites.

Fun, Friends and Familiar Surroundings

The boarding school houses have excellent facilities including well equipped kitchens, computer rooms and attractive communal lounges, games room and gardens.

The boarders have the run of the campus in the evenings when the swimming pool, fitness suite and all-weather pitch are much in demand. They also have access to an on-site medical centre, a resident chaplain and a school counsellor.

Visiting Truro School, Cornwall.

Unforgettable Boarding Experiences

We love the fact that 80% of our county is surrounded by water and our boarders take full advantage of the 300 miles of coastline, dramatic headlands and wild moorlands.

Every weekend spells a chance to explore Cornwall and participate in activities such as Camel Trail cycle rides; Poldu Cove; Oasis fun pool; laser tag; quad biking; coasteering; Treasure Land; horse riding and much more.