Senior School Headmaster’s Blog

Headmaster’s View on Latest Exam Results

August 25, 2017

With the dust settling after A Level and GCSE results days, I am enjoying reflecting on what great things our students have achieved....

Headmaster’s View on Latest A-Level Results

August 17, 2017

I am very proud of our sixth form students who are today enjoying the fruits of their terrific efforts over the last two years....

Headmaster’s Blog: 15 May 2017

May 15, 2017

I recently listened to a talk by Dr Simon Walker who is conducting some pioneering research into measuring and improving the impact of education on the developing minds of children. He spoke about the lens through which government looks at education which is focused on the three issues of employability, mental health and social mobility. Each of these issues faces respective challenges from Brexit, NHS funding constraints and social...

Headmaster’s Blog: 27 March 2017

March 27, 2017

Having not inspected another school for a few years, I have now done two in a month. I was away for two days this week conducting a Regulatory Compliance Inspection of a day and boarding school in the South West. As ever, I find these visits a great source of professional development as we keep our eyes on our mission to be a beacon of inclusive...

Headmaster’s Blog: 16 March 2017

March 16, 2017

I was recently invited by the Independent Schools Inspectorate to visit another school in the South West as a member of a nine strong team of inspectors. It is always a privilege to ‘look under the bonnet’ of other schools in the HMC group and to talk to students about school life and the care they receive. I look forward to reading the final report of the fine school that I...

Headmaster’s Blog – 30 January 2017

January 30, 2017

Headmaster’s Blog: 19 January 2017

January 19, 2017

With the UK university application deadline just past, it has struck me once again just what an impressive and knowledgeable team of teachers we have providing guidance to our...

Headmaster’s Blog: 15 December 2016

December 15, 2016

Truro School Broadcast Services completed the fitting out of their live-streaming truck just in time for last week's wonderful Nine Lessons and Carols service at Truro Cathedral....

Headmaster’s Blog: 29 November 2016

November 29, 2016

After such an action packed week at school, I have enjoyed a day of challenging discussion but also the chance to reflect on what an impressive bunch of students we are blessed with. I suspect that the cast and crew of Fiddler on the Roof are rather at the end of an epic and are coming back to earth with a bit of a bump....

Headmaster’s Blog: 25 November 2016

November 25, 2016

It’s been a busy start to the second half of our Autumn Term and life is showing no sign of slowing down. Our annual school production, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, launched this week, and with tickets for all four nights sold out, it’s certainly been eagerly anticipated....

Headmaster’s Blog: 21st October 2016

October 21, 2016

Apart from the stair-rods that rained down on us, as the supporters and players of last Saturday’s U12 and U13 rugby fixtures against Plymouth College (Truro School victorious) will testify, haven’t we had wonderful Autumn weather....

Headmaster’s Blog – 10th October 2016

October 10, 2016

Last week I had the pleasure of a few days in the company of other Heads at our annual HMC conference which this year was in Stratford upon...

Headmaster’s Blog – 24 September 2016

September 24, 2016

The school is getting used to the new pattern of the day. I’m sure it will take a few cycles to settle down but there is a general ‘thumbs up’ on the 50 minute lesson length. The beginning to the day certainly feels more purposeful and I’m thoroughly enjoying being able to be out and about first thing to help things off to a good start. Yesterday’s mid-morning HM assembly worked almost like clockwork so everyone got their break....

Headmaster’s Blog – 11 September 2016

September 11, 2016

It's wonderful to have everyone back and the Truro School campus humming again after the summer...

Headmaster’s Blog – 22nd August 2016

August 22, 2016

The summer is flying by and it doesn't feel like six weeks has passed since our upper sixth leavers processed into Speech Day to rousing applause. It was super to catch up with the many students who returned to school on Thursday to collect their A Level results....

Headmaster’s Blog – 30 June 2016

June 30, 2016

Find out what Headmaster Andrew Gordon-Brown has been up to in his latest...

Headmaster’s Blog – 17 May 2016

May 17, 2016

It’s amazing to think that over the last 60 years 2.4 million young people in the UK have completed the Duke of Edinburgh’s award. I’m pretty sure, all those years ago, that Prince Philip had no idea what a profound effect the award would have on so many lives; building self-confidence, self-reliance, determination, the ability to work in a team and to solve problems, to pick out a few of the...

Headmaster’s Blog, Thursday 24 March 2016

March 24, 2016

As I have been reading school reports and crafting messages of my own, I have a commissioned a band of pupils to be guest bloggers on my behalf.  I promise that I handed over complete editorial freedom and that Poppy, Campbell and Jessica are not ghosting for a forty eight year old headmaster.   Enjoy...

Headmaster’s Blog, Friday 18 March 2016

March 18, 2016

One of the wonderfully distinctive features of our School community is the rich reservoir of goodwill that we are able to draw upon from people who care about the School’s development. A great example of this was the very impressive Careers Convention hosted in our Old Sports Hall on Wednesday. For a start, the sheer...

Headmaster’s Blog, Saturday 12 March

March 12, 2016

I have just returned from the Prep School Open Morning. I spent a thoroughly enjoyable time wandering around the school talking to prospective parents, pupils and staff.   Fortune certainly smiled upon us in the form of the gloriously sunny weather – it was super to see the site looking so good.  I was very much...