School Scholarships UK | Truro School, Cornwall

We offer a range of scholarships throughout the year groups here at Truro School.

The principle behind scholarships is that they enable the school to attract pupils who will be front-runners in their specific areas of activity. These pupils benefit the whole community by setting high standards.

Scholarships are usually worth 5-10% of the fees and are awarded in a variety of subjects by way of current school reports, auditions, assessments, interviews and portfolios.  Enhanced scholarships are available in a small number of cases at 16+.

All scholars, whatever their discipline, are expected to work hard, contribute positively to the life of the School, to be involved fully in their sphere of school activity, showing enthusiasm and commitment, and to be a credit to the School in their behaviour and attitude to learning.  They have an important role to play in setting an example to others.  Continuation of any award is dependent upon pupils fulfilling these expectations in addition to the requirements of their individual award.

Pupils applying for scholarships will be assessed as outlined on the individual scholarship page.

It is possible for pupils to apply for two scholarships, in addition to academic.  Where further financial assistance is required, parents should make an application for a means-tested bursary.

Applications are now open for pupils joining in September 2020.  Further information about subject specific scholarships, along with application details and deadlines, is outlined within each scholarship subject area.  All scholarship candidates are required to register with the School before an application is made and, in due course, to pass the school’s entrance examination.

From September 2020, Truro School is introducing its ‘Promising Individual Performance Pathway (PIPP)’. This aims to provide opportunities to help talented pupils focus on an area of expertise (Art, Drama, Fencing, Music or Sport) to maximise their potential and achieve their personal best.

The aim is to create an environment in which pupils will be able to learn, develop and flourish in their individual area, supported by Heads of Departments, coaches, teachers and mentors.

Pupils who are successful in gaining a scholarship will be part of the PIPP.  In addition, pupils who show potential but are not yet of scholarship standard may be invited to become part of the PIPP.


Deadlines and Important Dates

Friday, 8 November Closing date for all 16+ Scholarship applications and Means-Tested Bursaries
w/c Monday, 11 November 16+ Music auditions
Tuesday, 12 November “Be a Chorister for a Day” – 13+ Girl Choristers
Monday, 18 November 16+ Art Assessment
Wednesday, 20 November 16+ Fencing Assessment
Friday, 22 November 16+ Sport Assessments
By appointment 16+ Drama Auditions


Friday, 13 December Closing date for all 11+/13+ Scholarship applications and Means-Tested Bursaries
w/c Monday 6 January 11+/13+ Music Auditions
Tuesday, 7 January Girl Chorister Auditions
Tuesday, 7 January (am) 11+/13+ Art Assessment
Wednesday, 8 January 11+ and 13+ Fencing Assessment
Thursday, 9 January 11+ and 13+ Sport Assessment
Monday, 13 January 11+/13+ Drama auditions


Saturday, 25 January 2020 11+ entrance examination (including Academic Scholarship)
13+ entrance examination and academic scholarship papers for internal and external candidates
Monday, 3 February 2020 Offers of places and scholarships are sent out to parents
Monday, 2 March 2020 Deadline for responses from parents