Headmaster’s Blog – Wednesday 18 June 2014

The glorious weather at the Royal Cornwall Show earlier this month defied forecasts, and we returned to school inspired and full of ideas. We met so many former pupils who shared with us stories and memories, and prospective parents interested in what Truro School and Truro Prep have to offer. Thank you to everyone who came and said hello.


I said farewell today to the trustees of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust. Our friends at MIST, who are visiting us for their termly meeting, enjoyed two days at the school. The visit was concluded by my presentation of our new strategic plan for Truro School and Truro Prep. I am looking forward to sharing this with our staff and parents shortly.


If you picked up the West Briton last week you may have seen a familiar face; that of former pupil Alfie Hole. Alfie, now 19, from Carnon Downs, has been offered a substantial scholarship to study at a prestigious music school in Manhattan. We wish him well.


Speaking of great things; Truro School’s Junior Play, Jason and the Argonauts, comes to the Burrell Theatre this week. Our students’ plays never fail to entertain and this age-old tale is a fantastic addition to their repertoire. Performances are this Friday and Saturday and Tickets are available from the Box Office.


The Heseltine Gallery has played host to a terrific programme of exhibitions this year. It is fitting that the final display is a celebration of work from Art and Design and Technology, selected from all the years across Truro Pre-Prep, Truro Prep and Truro School. The exhibition will run until the end of term so be sure to have a look if you can. The Private View is open to all parents and pupils and is on Friday 20 June from 6.00pm in the Heseltine Gallery.


If the warm weather continues then we are set for great excitement at our annual Sports Day on Monday. There will be much talent on display and the Friends are drumming up an army of support from parents – come along, have a shout and enjoy the BBQ afterwards.



Andrew Gordon-Brown