Previous School Years

The Canterbury Tales – What the cast thought…

July 6, 2015

Madelaine | 3J | Hard work, but the performance is always worth it! In this production we played five of ‘The Canterbury Tales’ with a huge cast ranging from 1st – 4th Years. I played an Alchemist and we introduced these tales, linked them together, and added narration and sound effects.   The Alchemists were...

UKMT Team Maths Challenge National Final

July 2, 2015

Following their qualification through both the county and regional heats, the team of Zoe M, Lloyd S, Georgia S and Abi W recently headed to London for the UKMT Team Maths Challenge final. On Sunday 21 June the quartet travelled by train to stay at Farringtons School in Chiselhurst, another member of the MIST school...

Unstoppable Bertie Crowned Under 15 National Sabre Fencing Champion

June 25, 2015

In the last major competition of the fencing season our fencers competed in the England Youth Championships. Under 13 Boys’ Sabre Fencing In the Under 13 boys’ sabre, Louis J finished in 30th position, Henry H took 11th place, Wiktor K claimed 19th place and Max Cromie clinched the bronze in a fine display of...

Cornwall Evolving into the Prime Location for Entrepreneurs

June 24, 2015

Thinking of laying down roots in Cornwall? This month both the The Sunday Times and the Financial Times have published feature articles on the growing creatives industry in Cornwall, discussing the appeal of the county’s advancement to entrepreneurs.   If you would like to learn more you can read both of the articles below. The...

1st Year Gala Concert

June 24, 2015

The usual eclectic mix of styles, instruments and voices exploded forth from the chapel last Monday on the occasion of the 1st Year Gala Concert.   Once again, a new year group showed what a variety of musical talent they have, both in terms of the quality of music they produced as well as the...

Truro School Sports Day 2015

June 22, 2015

23 June 2015   Welcome to Truro School Sports Day 2015 (PDF)   All athletes and officials to assemble by 9.10am House meetings around track at 9.00am Competition commences at 9.30am Sports Day Pre-Events Due to time constraints, a number of events have taken place prior to sports day. These are: All 1500m races 1st Year...

Ogden Particle Physics Lecture

June 22, 2015

Following the success of the Ogden Trust’s recent Bloodhound land speed record lecture, on Wednesday afternoon the Burrell Theatre will once again be at full capacity as students from schools across Cornwall attend the latest Ogden physics event.   Dr Veronique Boisvert, 4.00pm on Wednesday 24 June in the Burrell Theatre.   This lecture provides...

Truro School Featured in the Financial Times

June 19, 2015

Regular readers of the Financial Times will have seen Truro School mentioned in the national publication this week.   The feature article, titled ‘The Tides that Bind’, focused on why Cornwall is gaining appeal for those looking to relocate, emphasising the importance of successful infrastructure, from fast transport links and superfast broadband to outstanding education....

4th Year Careers Day

June 17, 2015

The 4th year students at Truro School are taking part in a number of careers lectures today as they start to consider their future.   The Careers Day programme features a carousel of short sessions, each taking 30 minutes. Some of the topics include: Enterprise and entrepreneurs Apprenticeships Overseas universities and Careers research The day...

Eleanor Sullivan – Oboe Recital

June 15, 2015

On the evening of Monday 8 June, Truro School Chapel resounded to the strains of the Oboe, as 17 year old Eleanor Sullivan, who is in the Lower Sixth at Truro School, performed in her own recital. The event raised a magnificent £600 in support of both the Children’s Hospice South West and the National...

New Head Boy and Head Girl Selected

June 11, 2015

Following a challenging interview process this week, Headmaster Andrew Gordon-Brown has today announced the new head students as follows: Phoebe Piercy – Head Girl Toby Copeland – Head Boy Sneha Sen – Deputy Head Girl Michael McKelvey – Deputy Head Boy     A big thank you to our senior prefects who interviewed for the...

The “Spirit of Truro” – When Truro School Built an Aeroplane

June 11, 2015

This article was written by Florian, a student from Germany who took part in a 10-days long work-experience exchange program. He’s currently in the 11th grade and sees this exchange as a way of broadening his horizon, getting to know a different culture and improving his English.   For my work experience in Truro I’m...

End of Season Football Presentation

June 11, 2015

The football season ended with the school’s 9th annual football dinner.   The night was an opportunity to review the season with a superb video montage, which is produced by Mr Huckle.   The boys also have an opportunity to vote for their ‘Players Player’. This year’s awards went to the following boys:    ...

Exmoor Equestrian Trip

June 8, 2015

During May a small team of students headed to Exmoor for a long weekend of horse riding. Taking full advantage of the open moorland for some invigorating canters, the students soon found their rhythm with some beautiful weather.   After staying overnight in Bath, Saturday was spent at Badminton Horse Trials watching the cross-country phase...

Windsurfing – Inlands and North Sea Cup Report

June 5, 2015

It has been a busy half term for our talented windsurfers here at Truro School. Inlands Round One Round one of the Inlands was held on May 23-24 hosted at Whitwell on Rutland Water, a long five hour drive from Cornwall. Two windsurfers from Truro school attended, Lachlan Ross from the Second year and Finn...

Truro School Oboe Recital – Eleanor Sullivan Biography

June 5, 2015

Eleanor Sullivan is 17 years old and in the Lower Sixth at Truro School.  Eleanor started learning the Oboe with Tamsin Carleston at the age of ten and was a member of the Cornwall Youth Orchestra at the age of twelve when she decided her dream was to be an oboist. By the age of 15...

Geology Taster Day for Year 5

June 5, 2015

52 Year 5 pupils from Truro Prep attended a Geology Taster Day at Truro School on Tuesday 2nd June. Following an introduction in Heath Hall by Head of Geology, Ian Kenyon, the pupils were divided into four groups and embarked on separate mini-field excursions around the campus to discover the range of geological materials used...

Cornwall County Athletics Championships 2015

June 1, 2015

A number of our athletes spent the first day of the half term break competing at the County Championships at Par. The weather was ideal and Truro School obtained 18 medals: 6 golds, 8 silvers and 4 bronzes.   Gold medal winners were: William Becconsall (U13 Javelin), Tom Leigh (U15 Shot Putt), Edward Jane (U17...

Ten Tors 2015 Review

May 22, 2015

Written By Mr Cucknell, Outdoor Pursuits Co-ordinator…. My first experience of Ten Tors was last year as a volunteer. I had little concept of the time, dedication and hard work that the participants and team managers put in to prepare for  the event and then continue to put in during the four days whilst in camp....

School House win Junior Top House Quiz

May 22, 2015

Congratulations to School House who have won this year’s Junior Top House Quiz.   School’s impressive team of trivia gladiators (Aabha 3J, Tom 3H, Georgia 2K, Rufus 2J, Sophia 1H, Tenny 1J) went behind early on 90-30 but stormed back to take victory.   Bulging brains and razor-sharp reflexes enabled them to vanquish team Wickett...