Date Posted... Mar 26th 2024

Talk Education – Best Schools in the South West

Thank you to Talk Education for listing Truro School as one of the best schools in the south-west of England.

Their latest regional focus is on the West Country, where they put schools in the counties of Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire and Cornwall under the spotlight.

They write, “Families thinking about moving to the South West – or staying put and choosing a boarding school in the area – are spoilt for choice… Read on to find out more about some of our favourite schools in the South West and why their location matters.”

“Surrounded by 40 acres of sports fields and green open spaces overlooking Truro (the prep has its own site next Truro Golf Club, a few miles across the city), this all-through school lives up to its ‘to be rather than seen to be’ ethos. And as locations go, this one is epic. The Cornish coastline is just down the road, meaning many pupils grab their surfboards at the end of the day to head straight to the beach – and there’s nothing unusual about parents arriving for pick-up in their wetsuits. Biology and geology lessons take on a new dimension, with classes taken out to the beaches; prep-school pupils get stuck into kayaking and bushcraft, and water sports are a popular weekend activity for boarders. The school’s proximity to the South West Coastal Path is another boon, and pupils have had much success in the annual Ten Tors event on Dartmoor.

The maritime landscape surrounding the school instils a real sense of environmental stewardship in pupils – and through regular beach clean-ups and coastal projects, they develop a deep-seated respect for the sea and a commitment to preserving it for future generations.”