Truro School Unveils Exciting Music Project

Truro School Unveils Exciting Music Project: Celebrating Musical Education, Community Partnership, and Excellence

Truro School is proud to announce the launch of the Truro School Music Project, a transformative initiative that will enrich the musical landscape within the school, the city of Truro, and the county of Cornwall.

With a firm belief in the pivotal role of music in education and community and cultural life, the Truro School Music Project will see the creation of a new multi-million-pound music centre and a refurbished multi-use Hall, fostering musical participation, excellence, and inclusion within the school and the broader community.

Scheduled for completion at the start of 2026, the Truro School Music Project will create a hub for musical education and aspiration in Cornwall, offering state-of-the-art facilities for pupils, the Truro community, and beyond. This project also paves the way for improved facilities to support pupil wellbeing too.

The project aligns with Truro School’s rich musical tradition, which delivers around 40 annual concerts and gigs, an annual Summer Festival, individual music lessons for over 250 pupils, and regular notable multi-show performances of major musicals.

The Truro School Music Project designs will be launched to the community during an event celebrating the importance of music and promises significant improvements, including:

  • An increased number of bespoke practice rooms.
  • The bringing together in one building of rehearsal and practice spaces for all genres of music, and music technology, to promote better musical collaboration and innovation.
  • Expanded and updated classrooms to enhance music education from Key Stage 3 through to A Level.
  • A dedicated orchestra rehearsal space.
  • A revamped Assembly Hall for dynamic, multi-functional use.
  • The project also provides opportunities to further enhance site safety by redirecting some points of traffic access and aligns with sustainability targets (the project is designed to BREEAM excellent level, including PV panels, air source heat pumps and an operational carbon neutral objective).

Beyond Truro School, the Music Project aims to widen musical access and musical aspiration, providing a vibrant musical hub for Truro and Cornwall.

  • Development of our existing contribution and support for local musical partnerships, including with the Cathedral, the Hall for Cornwall, and the Cornwall Music Service Trust. The School currently hosts the offices of the Cornwall Music Service Trust in partnership with whom this project has been planned.
  • Increased opportunity and investment in music for local schools and groups.
  • Dedicated space for partner schools and organisations to benefit from Truro School’s musical resources.

Truro School Head, Andy Johnson, commented, “I am proud to be heading a School that embraces the transformative power of music education, investing with prudence and ambition in the cultural enrichment of the School and Cornwall’s wider community.”

Head of Service at Cornwall Music Service Trust (CMST), Gareth Churcher, said, “Cornwall Music Service Trust (CMST) is a charity providing music teaching, support, and therapy for close to 10,000 children across over 240 schools or settings in Cornwall and we see this facility as incredibly important for music education in Cornwall. We are now in our 10th year of operation and are very excited about the tangible opportunities the Music Project will present, providing an efficient and effective environment to facilitate our work as a charity.”

Truro School is working alongside Tate + Co, one of the UK’s leading sustainable architect firms, and Truro-based property and construction consultants, Ward Williams Associates, to deliver the project.

A Celebration of the Importance of Music

Please join us on Saturday 3 February, at 7pm in The Assembly Hall for an enchanting evening celebrating the importance of music at Truro School and beyond. Our program will showcase an exciting and varied programme that will include performances from both School and community youth musicians across a wide age-range and styles. Information will also be shared about the building of our new music centre commencing this year, and its School and community purpose. Please do join us if you can. More information and an rsvp can be accessed via the link below: