Impact of Your Giving

No matter how large or small your gift, it really will make a difference and help to transform lives.

Together we can make a real difference.

Read the stories and testimonials of past and present recipients.

Taylor Dedman CO14

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Kiani Pay CO13

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Anthony Oliver CO03

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Student A – September 2018 Award Recipient

“My time so far has been amazing. I have made loads of new friends that are very kind and helpful to me. My teachers are also very kind and they help you when you are stuck with something.” Read More.


Student B – September 2019 Award Recipient

“Starting at Truro school was daunting at first – I didn’t really know anyone, the school site seemed huge in comparison to my primary school and wearing a blazer took a little getting used to! However, it took hardly any time at all before I felt like I belonged.” Read More.


Student C – September 2019 Award Recipient

“I am writing to let you know that I have settled in at Truro School, since I started a few weeks ago. When I first started I only knew a few people and already I have made some fantastic new friends.” Read More.


Student D – September 2019 Award Recipient

“I found the first day quite full on because it was a long time since I’d done some work and it was a big step up (academically) from my previous school. Then I started to make friends and my brain started to wake up. Now I really enjoy it… especially the sport.” Read More.


Student E – September 2019 Award Recipient – Alan Sherlock Maths Bursary Award

“Maths is my favourite subject and I want to go to university to study maths or a maths related subject in the future. I am very grateful for the Alan Sherlock Maths Bursary Award from the Truro School Foundation and all the opportunities this has opened up for me.”

Student F

“I was a member of the graduating class of 2017 at Truro School and Head of House at Trennick. As a full-time boarder and resident of the Isles of Scilly, my place at Truro School would not have been possible without the bursary support offered to me

Growing up on the Isles of Scilly, my plans beyond GCSEs were uncertain. I had aspired to earn a place at Truro School from the start of secondary school, so while most of my colleagues had to decide between living with foster families or taking up apprenticeships on the islands, I decided to try my luck on a bursary application to the school. I can honestly say looking back from where I am today that that decision was a defining moment in my life so far.

I am now finishing the final year of my degree, studying BSc Economics and Econometrics at Royal Holloway University, expected to graduate with First Class Honours. Furthermore, I have received conditional offers of acceptance to study master’s degrees at Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College London. This would not have been possible without the motivation and self-confidence that was instilled in me at Truro School or the supportive environment that is cultivated in the boarding community.

The range of bursaries and scholarships offered by the school remains one of the few ways ambitious students from the Isles of Scilly can progress and achieve their full potential. No other opportunities afford these students the same benefits in terms of academic achievement, social-mobility and life-changing experience.

Thank you to all those who support Truro School Foundation for the opportunity to start on this path.”