Date Posted... Apr 28th 2022

Highly Commended Award for Truro School Sixth Form

We are delighted to have been recognised at the Muddy Stiletto’s Best Schools Awards 2022.

Truro School Sixth Form was highly commended in the ‘Special Sixth Form’ category. This national award recognises the work that has gone on to create a truly unique offering for our Sixth Formers.

Mr Williamson and Mrs Jupp provided us with just a few things that set Truro School apart from other A-Level providers.

“The distinct difference Truro School Sixth is able to offer students is the relationships that we have with our students. We treat them like adults from day one. They really are in the driving seat, but we are there to help them navigate and to help them avoid the pitfalls. We help to give them a steer when they need it.

What makes our Sixth Form special is a mood and an attitude, not just a list of things to check off on paper; we give them a whole platform of opportunities.

We are supported on so many sides by our Heads of Departments, our fantastic tutor teams and staff, the medical centre, the Rev and the pastoral team.

The wide array of curricular and supra curricular activities we offer allows them to be experts if they wish or generalists if they would rather.

We also know that not everyone is suited to university and that it is very much their future. They need to make their decisions.” The new Sixth Form Diploma, which was introduced last year, is a framework created to allow both structure and the chance to explore different options and life skills.

Getting into the university of your choice, or being accepted for an interview isn’t just about great A-Level results, it is about great references and a wider sphere of experience and knowledge. Our Diploma prepares our students for this.

In addition to our Sixth Form Diploma, our programme offers a range of expert pathways, including Oxbridge applications, international university applications, and medical and legal pathways.

Mr Williamson continues, “The Sixth Form is unique in that it is large enough to have a diverse pupil group in terms of ethnicity, religion, gender etc, but small enough for it to feel like a cohesive unit. There are no cliques or friction. Our students mix widely through co-curricular activities which helps to foster peer relationships. They aren’t restricted by form groups but are enabled to embrace freedoms and move in different circles.

Each year we are lucky to welcome large numbers of new students from local schools, around the UK and abroad. They are attracted to Truro School by programmes such as Truro School fencing, Truro School Cookery School with Leiths and our football partnership with Saints South West to name a few. This intake helps the Sixth Form to feel like a fresh start, even for students who have been with us since Prep.

There is also a unique leadership programme and ethos throughout the School. It is a vital part of the offering. Students are given a voice and coached as leaders of the School.”

We are extremely proud of our Sixth Form offering, our amazing students and the incredible team that surrounds them.

If you would like to find out more about life in the Sixth Form at Truro School, we are hosting an Open Evening on September 20th, 2022. Find out more and register your interest via the link below.