Head’s Blog

Prep Head’s Blog: 20 September 2018

September 20, 2018

As we come to the end of our second full week of the new academic year, it is safe to say that we are in 'full swing' in every...

Headmaster’s Blog: 17 September 2018

September 17, 2018

On Friday we had our first Headmaster's assembly of the...

Headmaster’s Blog: 17 August 2018

August 17, 2018

A Level results day is always somewhat of an emotional rollercoaster; even the most resilient are a little nervous, and this applies to students, their parents and their teachers alike....

Going Green for Grenfell

June 15, 2018

Friday 15 June saw the whole Prep School going green for...

Prep Head’s Blog: 24 May 2018

May 24, 2018

We had a wonderful afternoon last Friday when our new classrooms and assembly hall/music studio were officially opened by Mrs Jane Grassby and Mr Matthew Lovett....

Prep Head’s Blog: 27 April 2018

April 27, 2018

The Truro School orchestra treated Prep School pupils from Years 1-6 to a live performance on Wednesday morning. Mr Churcher, the conductor, introduced us to the different members of the orchestra, pointing out the importance of the unique synergy created by the brass, woodwind, strings and percussion sections....

Headmaster’s Blog: 26 March 2018

March 26, 2018

As Easter fast approaches, our students have been achieving some spectacular successes across so many areas of school...

Prep Head’s Blog: 9 March 2018

March 9, 2018

Last week’s snowy experience seems quite a way off now as we come to the close of this week but I am still hearing stories of snowmen, snow-angels, sledging and snowball...

Headmaster’s Blog: 5 March 2018

March 5, 2018

As the Beast from the East met up with Storm Emma from the South, bringing Cornwall to a standstill, I have had a couple of days in my study thinking, reading and writing.  One interesting essay I read analysed why people seem reluctant to change their minds even when the evidence for their original opinion is shown to be...

Prep Head’s Blog: 9 February 2018

February 9, 2018

It Never Snows in Cornwall. I can’t count the times that I have heard this said since I have lived in Cornwall and so couldn’t quite believe what I was seeing when I approached Chiverton Cross roundabout on Wednesday morning and hit the white...

Headmaster Reflects on the Inaugural Truro School Sports Dinner

February 5, 2018

On Friday night a bit of history was made as we gathered at the Headland Hotel for our inaugural Sports Dinner....

Prep Head’s Blog: 26 January 2018

January 26, 2018

We had a visit from Mr Chris Caws, Development Manager for the Youth Sport Trust in the South West last Friday who came to review our school’s provision and outcomes in PE and sport in order to ascertain whether we met the criteria to achieve a Gold Quality...

Headmaster’s Blog: 22 January 2018

January 22, 2018

Prep Head’s Blog: 12 January 2018

January 12, 2018

There was great excitement when everyone returned on Thursday to find that our six new classrooms were indeed ready for...

Prep Head’s Blog: 1 December 2017

December 1, 2017

This week we have focused on the meaning of Advent and the importance of this special time of year. In assembly on Monday (Prep) and Thursday (Pre-Prep), we looked at the Latin meaning of the word, ‘adventus’ meaning...

Headmaster’s Blog: 30 November 2017

November 30, 2017

This morning we hosted the Bank of England’s SW quarterly inflation briefing in our Burrell Theatre. The wonderful set used last week in our major production The Snow Queen was still in...

Prep Head’s Blog: 13 November 2017

November 13, 2017

Thursday was a wonderful day here at the Prep School as our visitors from London arrived for a day of new and unusual activities. You may remember that during our Harvest Festival celebration I asked for a donation of toys that would make up a toy library for children who would be visiting Cornwall from the Grenfell Tower area and would be visiting us at Truro Prep,...

Prep Head’s Blog: 20 October 2017

October 20, 2017

It was lovely to come together as a school on Wednesday morning to celebrate this special time of year, to show our gratitude for the harvest and to focus on sharing our plenty with...

Prep Head’s Blog: 13 October 2017

October 13, 2017

This half term, one of our new clubs, Language Club, is well underway. The term started with three members, one learning Italian and two learning Japanese. As the term has progressed, the club has now grown to five members as word is...

Prep Head’s Blog: 6th October 2017

October 6, 2017

The School Council has met twice so far this term, and have represented the views of the children in Prep clearly and with great maturity. As a result of some of their discussions, we will be making further changes to our snacks at break times, providing more variety of fresh fruit and vegetables for all to enjoy. In addition, children have been voting as to what should be included in packed lunches to ensure they are as healthy and tasty as possible. The monitors have also been actively doing their duties over the past few weeks, supporting staff in making sure everything runs...