Senior School Admissions

Truro School Admissions, Cornwall, UK

We have a comprehensive, informative and welcoming process for admitting students to Truro School.

Admission to Truro School’s 1st to 4th Year is by entrance examination, school report and interview. Admission to the Sixth Form is by school report and interview and is based on predicted GCSE grades or equivalent.

Step-by-step Guide for Parents

1. Please come and visit the School

We have an annual Open Morning in October but are pleased to welcome parents to tour the school at other mutually convenient times. To arrange a tour and a chat with the Headmaster, contact the Admissions Assistant, Emma Williams: Tel: 01872 246062 / Email:

2. Complete a Registration Form

The first step in the process for any admission is to complete and return the Registration Form (Word), along with the relevant registration fee. The registration will be acknowledged providing you with further details about dates and any paperwork required, if entry is imminent. Applications for future years are very welcome; they will be acknowledged and parents will continue to receive updates until detailed information is required about the entry process.

3. Scholarship Applications

There are precise deadlines for specific age groups when applying for any of our scholarships or the means-tested bursary, and we urge you to take notice of these, and the assessment dates, in advance. If you are waiting for information to include with a scholarship application form, please send the registration form to us, indicating which scholarship forms are to follow.

Entry for September 2020

For entry in September 2020, the 11+ and 13+ entrance examinations will take place on Saturday 25 January 2020. Other year groups and late applications, where places are still available, will be run by the Director of Admissions at mutually convenient times. More precise details about the entrance examination will be sent out to parents of registered pupils.

All 11+ and 13+ candidates will sit examination papers in Maths and English. 13+ academic scholarship applicants will take one additional paper consisting of 30 minutes of extended Maths questions and 30 minutes to debate, in writing, a recent topic of news from a list of options. In order to be prepared for the scholarship paper, students should be aware of current affairs from 1 November 2019 to the examination date.

For more information, please contact the Admissions Office on

Further detailed information is available on our Policies page.

Sample Papers and Reading Lists

You may find the following sample papers of use: