Financial Assistance

We offer means-tested bursaries, as a method of financial assistance.

Bursaries and Financial Assistance at Truro School, Cornwall

Means-Tested Bursaries

Means-Tested Bursaries provide assistance for some families up to the value of the full fees. These awards are given to those who will contribute greatly to the life of Truro School and benefit from it.  We would like to be in a position to help all those who apply but the School has a relatively small endowment fund which means that financial assistance has to come mostly from general income. We therefore have to be stringent to be fair to all parents and all applicants must adhere carefully to the application process.

Awards are made at the same time and in the same way as 11+, 13+ and 16+ Scholarships. However, those who wish to apply should complete a financial declaration form and arrange for their son or daughter to have an interview with the Headmaster or Director of Admissions in advance of the entrance examination.

Financial Declaration forms must be completed in full by the age appropriate deadline and returned to the Finance Manager, along with all relevant documentation.  If the Finance Office have any queries or feel that any documentation is missing, they will let you know.  Following that, it is your responsibility to ensure we have everything listed.  Incomplete applications will not be considered, regardless of how well a child performs in the entrance examination or scholarship assessments.

In order to be fair to everyone, we have a duty to ensure that all bursary awards are well focused and so, as well as current earnings, other factors will be considered in determining the necessary level of bursary. These will include:

  • The ability to improve the financial position or earning power of the family (where there are two partners both would be expected to be employed unless one is prevented from doing so through incapacity, the need to care for children under school age or other dependants or the requirements of their partner’s work).  If this is not the case, a notional average salary for the area will be included before the assessment is made.
  • Opportunities to release any capital (significant capital savings and investments would be expected to be used for the payment of school fees as would significant equity value in a house).

Application Form

You can download the financial declaration form here. (Word)

Application Deadlines

Age of Entry Deadline
11+ Friday, 14 December 2018
13+ Friday, 14 December 2018
16+ Friday, 09 November 2018