It is with immense pleasure, on behalf of the management team and the Governing Body, to introduce you to Sarah Patterson’s successor as Head of Truro School Prep.
Mr Robert Morse (CO89) has been Headmaster of Aysgarth School in North Yorkshire since 2015. Aysgarth was rated excellent in all classifications in 2018 by ISI and adjudged Prep School of the Year 2019-20 by the Tatler Schools Guide. Rob was previously the Headmaster at Perrott Hill in Somerset, another outstanding co-educational Prep and Pre-Prep School.
Rob brings to our community a wealth of experience of happy and hugely successful schooling for girls and boys alike. Rob’s journey to this post has been lifelong. The two years he spent in the late 1980s as an assisted places pupil at Truro School Sixth Form, in his words, ‘changed his life.’ He is a proud Cornishman and he and his wife Lottie are thrilled to be coming home. It was abundantly clear throughout the recruitment process that Rob has a deep-seated passion for the wellbeing and success of this community. This is matched by his energy and excitement at the prospect of being able to draw on all his experience for the benefit of the pupils and staff who will flourish at Truro School Prep and Pre-Prep under his care and guidance.
Rob writes: “I am both delighted and excited at the prospect of joining the Truro School community. Having grown up on the Roseland, I spent two very happy and influential years at the top of Trennick Lane and this very special school has long held a place in my heart. My wife, Lottie, and I have spent our lives in education. We have been fortunate to work at and lead a number of outstanding schools and have learnt much during these experiences. It is both an honour and a privilege to be in the position to bring this knowledge and understanding to Truro School Prep. I look forward to meeting you and your children in the very near future.”
Rob will join us as soon as his shoes have been filled at Aysgarth. This will be in spring 2023. Between Sarah’s departure and then I am delighted to tell you that James Frewer will be our acting Head of Prep. James knows our school and your children extremely well. He will step into this temporary role with my complete confidence, and will have guidance from me, from Rob, and from our Governing Body, until Rob arrives. Rob will not remain distant. He is keen to start meeting and getting to know our community. This Saturday, he and Lottie will be present at the Prep to meet prospective parents and pupils during our Open Morning. Because that is by necessity a short visit, he will return here for a full day before the end of this term to meet in person with current Prep parents and children too. Details of that opportunity will follow.
We are thrilled that the School has been able to recruit a new Head with Rob’s experience, values, and dedication to build on Sarah’s superb legacy. We are sure that you will join us in welcoming Rob back into the Truro School family, and in supporting James as he steers the school with characteristic compassion and care ahead of Rob’s arrival.
Mr A Johnson, Head
Mr R Thomas, Chair of Governors