Previous School Years

Sam Norton to Compete at the 2015 ESSA National Swimming Championships

May 21, 2015

Sam Norton has just been selected to represent the South-West at the ESSA Inter-divisional National Swimming Championships on June 27th and 28th, held in Sunderland.   Sam, who is currently in his first year at Truro’s senior school, will be one of seven in the junior boys’ team and one of only two swimmers from...

Upper Sixth Leavers’ Service

May 19, 2015

On Friday 15 May, parents and staff gathered in the Chapel with the students of the Upper Sixth for their Leavers’ Service, followed by lunch on the Terrace. It was an emotional day with tears, laughter and many many memories.   We wish this extraordinary cohort of young men and women the very best of...

John Heath – Obituary

May 18, 2015

John Heath, Former Pupil, Parent and Chairman of Governors died on 16th April 2015 following a typically brave and uncomplaining two year struggle with cancer.   John came to the school in 1952, the eldest of four Heath boys. Many of his contemporaries were represented in the huge crowd at his Memorial Service and they...

Junior House Swimming Competition 2015

May 15, 2015

On Friday 8th May the Junior Swimming gala took place in the Truro School swimming pool.   There was excellent camaraderie from all the competitors with some exceptional performances throughout the afternoon. There was even a new record broken in the 1st year!     Swimming Gala Results The final results were: • School House...

Students Push Sustainability at Truro School

May 15, 2015

This term the students have committed to reduce, reuse and recycle waste more than ever.   Pupils on the sustainability committee have identified and trialed the need to use reusable plastic bottles rather than the plastic cups used in the canteen currently. They have decided that the remaining recyclable waste needs to be collected and...

Finn Windsurfs to Bronze in the Netherlands

May 14, 2015

During April, first year student Finn competed in his first International Windsurfing Event for 2015. This event was the beginning round of the North Sea Cup and was hosted in the Netherlands. Finn finished the event in a very respectable 3rd in the under 15’s and 11th in the Open championship under 19’s.   The...

12 Students Selected for Regional Hockey Training Camps

May 14, 2015

Junior Hockey Training Camps Warm congratulations have been given to Molly Browne, Milly Frankis and Daisy MacDonald in the last few weeks as they have all been selected to train in the Under 15 Junior Regional Performance Centre for hockey.   The trio will now get to train at state-of-the-art facilities on the Exeter University...

British Youth Fencing Championship Finals

May 13, 2015

Over the May bank holiday weekend our fencers were competing in Sheffield at the British Youth Championship Finals, after qualifying through the regional rounds earlier in the season.   Our fencers have worked hard all season and, with a depleted team due to GCSE and A level exams, the baton was handed to our younger...

Students Qualify for National Maths Challenge Final

May 6, 2015

During the Easter break a team of four students competed in the UKMT Regional Maths Final held at Penair School.   Lloyd and Zoe from the 3rd year alongside Georgia and Beth from the 2nd year took part in four rounds: a group round, a crossnumber, a shuttle race and a relay race.   Following...

Friends of Truro School Barn Dance

May 6, 2015

On Friday 1 May, the Friends of Truro School (FTS) hosted a Barn Dance for Truro School families, Truro Prep families and staff. It was the perfect opportunity for the School to let its hair down prior to the busy exam season.   Andrew MacQuarrie (Deputy Headmaster of Truro Prep) led a band of talented...

Famous Author Anthony McGowan Visits Truro School

May 5, 2015

On Tuesday 28 April, 1st and 2nd Year students at Truro School were treated to an English workshop led by famous British author Anthony McGowan.   Anthony, whose first book was published in 2004, has built a strong reputation over the last decade writing a number of critically acclaimed novels aimed at teenage and adult...

Students Go Fishing – Caution: Scary Photos!

April 30, 2015

A big thank you to all those who donated fishing equipment for Mr Chambers’ Wednesday Afternoon Fishing Activity.   The catch was good this week as you can see from the photos below! The large fish is a Ballan Wrasse caught by Fabian! We also caught a monster spider crab, quite common this time of...

Musical Talent Displayed at the Annual Jazz Concert

April 30, 2015

  On Tuesday 21 April the young musicians at Truro School performed in the annual Jazz Concert.   The event, which showcased the school’s talent, included pupils from every year group with students aged between 11 and 18.  In keeping with tradition the concert opened with the Junior Jazz Orchestra, who kicked off the evening...

Molly Carleston Plays Alongside Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

April 30, 2015

Molly Carleston, a third year Truro School student, recently got the chance to play alongside the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under famous conductor Maxime Tortelier.   Molly was selected to perform in the high-level production after being identified as one of the most talented oboe players in the region.   The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra have been...

St Mawes to Truro Sponsored Kayak

April 29, 2015

On Tuesday 21 April ten Truro School students in the Sixth Form completed a sponsored kayak. The journey started at St Mawes and the end destination was Malpas, an impressive 13km from start to finish.   The trip along the River Fal started at 5pm with the help of Mr Warren who kindly provided the...

Success in the Cornwall Young Author Competition

April 28, 2015

Su, a first year student here at Truro School, has this week been awarded a prize in the 2015 Cornwall Young Author Competition (CYAC).   Su entered the CYAC after seeing posters the school had displayed in the Library. CYAC is run by TJ INK, a self-publishing company based in Padstow, Cornwall. In addition to...

William Trew to follow in the footsteps of Frank Lampard

April 28, 2015

William Trew has this week been selected by the Independent School’s Football Association (ISFA) to play against three of England’s top football academies.   The one day tournament will see the ISFA Under 15 team play fixtures against Manchester United, Aston Villa and Liverpool on Saturday 16 May.   Hosted at Manchester United’s state-of-the-art AON...

Jonny Innes – The Youngest London Marathon Runner 2015

April 27, 2015

Truro School Sixth Form student Jonny Innes has been busy getting interviewed by the media this week as he became this year’s youngest London Marathon runner.   Jonny turned 18 on the day of the marathon and, unlike most teenagers, decided to run 26 miles for charity instead of having a party.   Running for...

Head of Art to Cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats

April 22, 2015

Truro School’s Head of Art, Mr Meads, has this week announced that he will be cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats in aid of the Cornwall Air Ambulance.   Mr Meads’ son, Charlie, will also be joining his dad on the 950 mile journey.   Setting off on Sunday 26 July, the pair will...

Multi-Award-Winning Novelist to Visit Truro School

April 22, 2015

On Tuesday 28 April, highly-acclaimed novelist Anthony McGowan will be visiting Truro School for an author workshop which will be held in the Library from 2.30pm until 3.45pm.   Anthony will be working with first and second year students for an afternoon workshop, discussing his life as a writer and his latest novel, the The...