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Pupil Sean Heaney visits Steam Bent House

November 6, 2017

Talented student Sean Heaney won the GCSE Product Design award at Falmouth University’s CreatED exhibition. The prize was a day’s work experience at Tom Raffield’s workshop. Raffield is a renowned contemporary designer who works with wood using a unique process known as steam...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Blog- 16 October

October 16, 2017

Friday night was reasonably quiet, with some Mario Kart and pool in the games room – Constantine inviting one of our friends from Trennick House down to enjoy our excellent facilities. In other news, Mr Thomson also beat Hector at Mario Kart for the first time this...

Squash County Junior Champs 2017

October 2, 2017

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 3 July 2017

July 3, 2017

Wow this has been the last weekend of the academic year. Where has the time gone? It hasn't seemed long ago that we were getting ready to meet the new boarders at the beginning of their boarding journey at Truro School. To quote one boy Sunday evening; “Gosh, hasn’t this year flown...

Welcome Back

September 7, 2015

I am delighted to welcome everyone back to the school and despite the recent rain I hope you have all had the chance to relax and refresh over the summer break. It has been a great joy welcoming over 40 new pupils to the school and I hope they have enjoyed their first two days...

Fencing – Sports Report – 1 September 2015

September 4, 2015

The first Under 20 National circuit event of the season saw great results from our fencers who have been training hard all summer in preparation for the season. Women’s Under 20 Sabre In the Women’s Under 20 Sabre, Caiti Maxwell claimed gold adding this title to her current ranking of European Under 17 number 1....

Norway World Challenge 2015

September 4, 2015

On 10 August the Norway World Challenge Team met up in the newly refurbished Sixth Form Centre for build up day. The team consisted of 16 3rd Years, two members of staff: Mr and Mrs Cucknell and the World Challenge trip leader, the inspiring Elaine Brown – a Mother, Grandmother, Triathlete and National Husky dog...

Headmaster’s Welcome Back Letter

September 4, 2015

Dear Parents, A warm welcome back for the start of our 2015/16 academic year. I’m sorry that I can’t make a more glowing reference to glorious summer weather, but I hope that all Truro School families have enjoyed some rest and relaxation. A Level Results and University Admissions I did make a glowing reference a...

Speech Day 2015 Headmaster’s Speech

July 2, 2015

Headmaster’s Blog, Monday 1 June 2015

June 1, 2015

I trust that our Truro School families have enjoyed the half-term break, even if it has meant many hours of revision for our hard working students. If the first half of the summer term is any guide, the next five weeks will race by at an alarming pace.   We have said the first of...

Headmaster’s Blog, 22 May – French Trip

May 22, 2015

They’re back!! Year 6 are back from their wonderful trip to France. Ask anyone which was the best bit and they will shout back ‘Disney!’, but then ask them what else they enjoyed and it all comes tumbling out…Napoleon’s Tomb was massive, it was awesome climbing to the top of the Bell Tower at Notre...

Tennis Summary – Week Beginning 11 May 2015

May 18, 2015

Adolph Cup The Under 13 Junior boys tennis team consisting of Ali Mantle, George Law, Sam Trudgian and Max Hudson played in the Adolph Cup. They all played some really good tennis and did better than expected coming 4th.   Ali, George and Sam lost very closely having drawn the best players from Bodmin and...

Headmaster’s Blog, 15 May

May 15, 2015

We are delighted to announce that Truro Prep School have been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for PE from the Youth Sports Trust.   This nationally accredited award has identified the level of sporting provision in our school as embedded or outstanding, which means that we will now be sharing practice with some of the best schools...

Headmaster’s Blog – 7 May – Enjoying the Outdoors

May 7, 2015

Last week I went to Beam House in Devon on the Year 5 PGL camp. The children get so much out of these trips and I wanted to share with you some of their great comments and a few photographs!   Here is what the students thought: The best part was the zip-wire and the...

Headmaster’s Blog, Tuesday 5 May 2015

May 5, 2015

The bank holiday weekend felt rather luxurious coming just a fortnight after the Easter holidays. I hope our Truro School families enjoyed a happy day off. Cathedral Choir Last week our chamber choir sung evensong at the Cathedral. As I sat in the choir stalls enjoying a moment’s reflection, I was struck by the fact...

Headmaster’s Blog, Wednesday 23 April 2015

April 23, 2015

We have been blessed with some perfect Spring weather to greet us back as we commence the last term of the year. The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. I’ve had plenty of comments that the three week holiday was a great length, and there is a purposeful atmosphere about the place as...

Headmaster’s Blog, Tuesday 14 April 2015

April 14, 2015

I hope our Truro School families have had a happy Easter and enjoyed some R&R over the holidays. The G-Bs have been on a bit of a road trip, visiting family and friends around the country.   Our final stop before returning to Cornwall was London, where I was involved in the annual pilgrimage of...

Headmaster’s Blog, Saturday 28 March 2015

March 28, 2015

One of the privileges of my role is that I get to represent Truro School out and about in the Duchy.  I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the installation of Dawn French as the new Chancellor of Falmouth University.   In a heartfelt, hilarious and suitably irreverent speech she committed to be warrior...

Headmaster’s Blog, Monday 23 March 2015

March 23, 2015

The last fortnight has been somewhat of a purple patch at school. I have been in a state of awe and wonder marvelling at the achievements of so many talented pupils. I generally try and tone down the superlatives when I blog, lest I am perceived as a master of marketing spin. I’m going to...

Headmaster’s Blog – Friday 13 March 2015

March 13, 2015

Red Nose Day! Lots of red in school today – anyone would think it was Red Nose Day. The Pre-Prep pupils looked great in their red clothes – I hear 2SH were particularly overwhelming in their redness! So well done to everyone for all your efforts. There is a rather scary picture made up of...