The Board of Trustees consists of former parents, current parents, former pupils and former staff, who have all come together with a varied mix of backgrounds and experience to form the Truro School Foundation.
Guy was Headmaster of Truro School from 1993 to 2001 having previously been head of Lord Wandsworth College, Hampshire. He and his wife, Helen, ran an educational charitable trust for seven years following retirement. Guy now spends much of his time sailing and trying to entertain a horde of grandchildren during the holidays. He lives in Flushing and very much enjoys his occasional meetings with former TS pupils (now sometimes with their children too) and their parents.
Gerald was born in Redruth and was a pupil at Truro School. He has spent his life in engineering, both civil and military. Having obtained an MSc at Southampton University in Irrigation and Land Drainage, he has since worked for international consulting engineers. Amongst other things he has been involved with dams, river training schemes in Pakistan and Bangladesh and the Thames Tidal Flood Defences. Since retiring to Cornwall he has spent much of his time sailing and skiing in America.
Kim graduated from University College, Cardiff with joint honours in English and Economics. He now runs two micro-businesses from home in Falmouth and took up the post as Chief Executive at Cornwall Chamber in April 2012. He is a trustee of Cornish children’s charity BF Adventure and a director of Cornwall Arts Centre Trust. He also enjoys rugby, walking, gardening and his boat. He is married to Sarah, a dentist in Truro, and has three children, one at Truro School and two, who recently left, at university.
Born in Redruth, Jeremy and his brother attended Truro School. Having obtained a BSc in Urban Land Management, and an MSc at UCL in European Property Development and Planning, Jeremy is now an International Director with JLL, a global property advisory business, specialists in European retail and development. He lived and worked in France for five years and then London for a further 15 years before returning to Cornwall. He now lives in Mylor and has two children, Orla, at Truro School and Ben, at Truro Prep.
Father to two Truro School children, Graham’s background is in the financial services industry. Graham has done over 20 year’s experience as a company director involving corporate governance, regulatory change, mergers and acquisitions. He has particular experience in distribution – restructuring, sales, marketing, PR, new product & service development, managing people and change.
A former parent of Truro School, Nicky is a Chartered Accountant and is currently Head of Corporate Services and Finance at Cornwall development Company and Director at SW Investment Group. Nicky is married to Bernard, also a former pupil of Truro School, and has a son, James, who left Truro School in 2012. Nicky’s interests include sport and reading.
Verity attended Truro School from 1990 – 1995. She is a partner at Stephens and Scown, specialising in employment law. She works in partnership with businesses to improve their HR practices and advises on employment issues arising in commercial transactions. A keen sailor from Falmouth, Verity also heads up the marine team and is passionate and knowledgeable about businesses in and around the water. She is married with two children and lives in Ponsanooth.
A co-opted Trustee appointed in 2019, Peter is a chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers who has held a number of senior posts with Cornwall County Council. He is a serving Governor of TS, Chairman of the Buildings Committee, a member of the Finance Committee and the Governance & Nominations Committee. Peter is a former pupil of the School, and as well as a Truro School Foundation trustee, he is also a trustee and former chairman of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, a former trustee and vice chairman of the Cornwall Community Foundation, a former member and Chairman of Truro Cathedral Council and attends Truro Methodist Church.
After graduating in History from the University of Cambridge, Helen worked in marketing and PR in the BT group before moving into financial services. In recent years, Helen has run a property/holiday lettings business and is a volunteer with the Angela Harrison Charitable Trust. She has also worked with the senior management team at Warrens Bakery. Helen is married to Mark and has two children, the eldest of whom recently left Truro School. Helen’s interests include photography, walking, film and music.
Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri, (to be rather than to seem to be) captures the essence of our identity. From Nursery right through to Sixth Form the Truro School Community shares the same values and approach to education which help to shape our identity. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual. Click on the links below to find out more.
DEVELOPING INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE AT EVERY LEVEL
Because we believe that academic excellence is an important part of human excellence. Every child is an individual and we celebrate and develop their uniqueness, helping them to become an independent learner and encouraging each child to explore, understand and cultivate their talent and abilities, whatever they may be.
To inspire creativity, ignite imaginations and help each pupil to find and fully develop his or her talents.
Because we value the development of pupils’ imaginative and creative dimensions as well as their characters. Through a broad curriculum and wide range of co-curricular activities, pupils discover the important balance between creative and logical thinking. These opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter discovers their hidden gifts, developing a sense of individuality and a confidence in their own abilities.
DEVELOPING PUPILS WHO ARE AT EASE WITH THEMSELVES AND EACH OTHER
Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, debating and public speaking, as well as creating their own assemblies and appearing in concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
To forge pupil characters and ambition through challenges and opportunities.
Because we believe that essential life skills are often best taught outside of the classroom, balancing an academic education. Through a wide-ranging co-curricular programme, we offer every child the chance to participate, perform and lead in the fields of their choice. In a competitive world these opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter develops essential life skills and an ambition for life.
DEVELOPING STUDENTS WHO RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE AND THE WORLD AROUND THEM
Because our mission challenges us to be a vibrant community which enables people to live their lives to the full and transform society for the better. Located in the heart of Cornwall, our distinctive, serene location supports the development of balanced, unpretentious and reflective children who understand their role as global citizens.
ENCOURAGING PUPILS TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN WAY OF THINKING
Because we encourage pupils towards a personally developed life philosophy. Underlying all that we do is a solid foundation based on the ethos and values of Christianity. We nurture and challenge each individual child in a caring environment that is inclusive, enjoys the diversity within our School Community and beyond, and supports a genuine desire to question what we see and what we know.