Any gift, no matter how big or small, will have a life-changing effect on a child for whom a bursary might be the only way of accessing Truro School education. Giving a one-off gift can make an immediate impact to our fundraising, whereas a regular gift, whether monthly or annually, can help allow the School to plan for the future.
“Together, we can make a world of difference.”
Regular gifts can be made by Direct Debit on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Please click on the DONATE ONLINE link to set up your regular, or one-off, gift. You can make a one-off donation using a credit or debit card.
To donate to the Truro School Foundation Emergency Bursary Fund please click here. You can make a one-off donation using a credit or debit card or set-up a regular giving amount.
These funds will be ring-fenced and used solely to support those children in need as a result of the effects of the Coronavirus situation.
PLEASE remember to tick the GIFT AID box if you are a UK taxpayer.
You can also make a regular gift by standing order. To set up a standing order please download our Donation Form.
Please note that Truro School cannot process payments from American Express.
If you would like to donate by cheque you can do so by downloading and completing the Donation Form. Please make your cheque payable to the “Truro School Foundation Ltd”.
Truro School Foundation is a registered charity (charity number: 1070969) and accordingly, all legacies made to the Foundation are exempt from UK Inheritance and Capital Gains Taxes. Under current rules, if you leave 10% or more of your chargeable net estate to charity, the Inheritance Tax (IHT) rate on the whole of your taxable estate is reduced from 40% to 36%. You can read some useful general information about types of legacies here.
Many companies help charities through a matched giving scheme. Some will match pound for pound, and others will double match any donations which its employees make to registered charities. Please check with your Payroll or HR department as to whether your company do operate such a scheme as this could make your donation worth even more.
Individuals can obtain a double form of tax relief by donating gifts of equities. The market value of the gift can be offset against any income tax liability and in addition the gift would be exempt from any liability of Capital Gains Tax.
Truro School Foundation can accept gifts of assets, such as property or land, which are not subject to Capital Gains Tax or Capital Transfer Tax. Donors may consider making a bequest of cash investments or other assets, all of which would be free of Capital Transfer Tax on death.
If you would like to make a donation from overseas you can do so by completing the donation form, which you can download or you can make an electronic bank transfer, which can be arranged by contacting the Development Office: email@example.com.
If as a result of your tax assessment the Inland Revenue is required to make a payment to you, the IR offers UK taxpayers the opportunity to nominate a charity to receive what may be an unexpected repayment.
Whilst we endeavour to ensure all information is correct, we recommend you consult your tax advisor and accountant when considering changes to your financial affairs. You may also refer to the Inland Revenue website at hmrc.gov.uk for the latest information on tax-efficient giving.
By gift aiding your contribution we can reclaim an additional 25p in every £1, making your gift worth even more at no extra cost to you. Please make sure you check the “Gift Aid” box on the donation form if you qualify.
If you have already included, or intend to include The Truro School Foundation in your Will, we would be most grateful if you would kindly let us know by completing and returning the pledge form below. This does not commit you in any way, it simply enables us to respond appropriately.
If you have already made your will it is simple to add a codicil by downloading the form below.
For further information, please contact the Development Office by telephone 01872 246007 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, presenting and public speaking opportunities, as well as appearing in productions and 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.