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About the Foundation

A word from the Chairman

In 1999, Guy Dodd, (Headmaster 1993-2001) set up the original Truro School Endowment Fund, now the Truro School Foundation (TSF).

In 2015, at the request of Andrew Gordon-Brown (TS 2013-2020), Guy brought in the founding Trustees of TSF, to continue Guy’s vision of providing bursaries for children who would not otherwise be able to enjoy a Truro School education.

Guy retired as Chairman of the TSF in January 2020, but sadly passed away the following May, after a tragic accident.

I was honoured to be asked to take the reins when Guy stepped down.

They are big boots to fill and we remain, as a Board of trustees, committed to Guy’s vision and supportive of Truro School in the way that Guy would have wished.

With social mobility one of the key challenges of the 21st century, since 2010, Truro School Foundation has given over £1 million to the School, enabling them to provide means-tested bursaries to pupils and help give them the opportunity to change their lives and contribute positively to their families, communities and society as a whole.  The Old Truronian community are testament to what individuals can achieve when they come together, through Truro School. The amounts donated come from a combination of legacies, existing funds, donations and contributions.

So, on behalf of myself and my fellow Trustees, we would like to sincerely thank everyone who has contributed so far.  We never forget that we exist to help change children’s lives and, in turn, make the world a better place. Your generosity and support is vital to enabling us to achieve our goals.

We have so much more to do and so many more children that we would like to help.

If you have a moment take a look at the ‘impact of your giving’ pages on this website and then, please, support us if you can.

Graham Hooper

Truro School Foundation Chairman & Old Truronian Parent

The Gift of Education – For Future Generations

Truro School is committed to giving access to a Truro School education to as many children as possible, regardless of parental means. In order to do this the school already offers a small number of bursaries. We aim to augment these with our Foundation Awards: for boys and girls who we believe will thrive in the Truro School environment but due to family circumstances require full or part assistance with school fees. They will have the understanding, commitment and willingness to make a significant contribution to the life of Truro School, positively influencing others along the way.

The Truro School Foundation has taken on the challenge of extending the School’s bursary programme. It brings together members of the whole School community who share my belief that we should commit ourselves to educating talented and enthusiastic young people. At Truro School they will have the opportunity to develop existing talents, find new ones and achieve their ambitions.

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