This is the section of the school for pupils aged 3 to 4 years old.
Children can join at the start of term after their 3rd birthday, either September, January or after the Easter holidays.
Yes. Taster days happen in the 1/2 term prior to your child joining. You and your child will be invited to attend taster days as an introduction to school life, during which you will be able to discuss your child’s needs with the staff.
Pupils may join the Nursery for a minimum of two full days per week up to full time. The number of days can be increased during the course of the year. The exact arrangements can be discussed prior to joining and will depend very much on each individual child and their ability to cope with the academic and social demands of school.
Yes. Truro School Nursery pupils discover the concept of languages at the youngest of ages by learning basic Spanish. This all takes place before progressing on to learn French in Reception with our specialist language teachers.
Yes. We have our own heated indoor pool on site. Nursery pupils are timetabled to swim twice a week.
Yes. Each class has one music lesson per week.
Yes. Early Birds’ Club is available for pupils in the dining hall from 7.45am. Supervision is free. The usual charge of £2.50 applies if your child requires a breakfast. For those who are not eating, there will be simple games and activities.
There is an After School Care Club that runs from 3:45pm to 5:30pm and is held in the Pre-Prep building where a variety of activities are available. Pupils can also order a packed tea for £3.20 for them to take away for the journey home. At 5.30pm, all pupils still at the club will be brought across to the Dining Hall to join the Supper Club, from where they should be collected. Supper Club starts at 5.30pm and continues until 6.15pm. There is a supervision charge of £6 made for all children who attend for any part of this time.
We have a fantastic in-house catering team who will do their best to meet any special dietary needs the pupils may have. The menus are designed to reflect different world cultures. There is always a vegetarian option available.
The teachers, assistants and kitchen staff will all encourage the pupils to make sensible choices. Parents are given the menus and may indicate to the teacher their child’s preferences for each day.
Yes. All pupils wear an age appropriate version of the school uniform.
Come and visit us. We run Open Days each term, informal guided tours on most Tuesday mornings or you can make an appointment to have a tour with the EYFS Coordinator. We would be delighted to see you and your children. For more info, check the welcome page on the website or contact the Head’s Secretary.
Complete the registration form which is found inside the Prospectus and return it to the Head’s Secretary with the registration fee of £100.
No. There may be a waiting list for your child’s class. We will, however, immediately confirm in writing whether your child has secured a place or been placed on a waiting list.
Further information about Truro School Nursery can be obtained from Ms Kate Williams, EYFS Coordinator Tel: 01872 272616 or Ms Simone Weston, Head’s Secretary/Admissions Tel: 01872 243120.
Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem to be), captures the essence of our identity and is defined by the 5 C's below. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual.
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Curiosity to always want to discover and learn more, academically and more widely too.
Because we believe that academic excellence is an important part of human excellence. Every child is an individual and we celebrate and develop their uniqueness, helping them to become an independent learner and encouraging each child to explore, understand and cultivate their talent and abilities, whatever they may be.
Compassion to understand and champion the needs of others, in our community and beyond.
Because our mission challenges us to be a vibrant community which enables people to live their lives to the full and transform society for the better. Located in the heart of Cornwall, our distinctive, serene location supports the development of balanced, unpretentious and reflective children who understand their role as global citizens.
Confidence to build resilience by learning from both successes and failures alike.
Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, presenting and public speaking opportunities, as well as appearing in productions and concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
Creativity to be imaginative in how we express ourselves and approach new challenges.
Because we value the development of pupils’ imaginative and creative dimensions as well as their characters. Through a broad curriculum and wide range of co-curricular activities, pupils discover the important balance between creative and logical thinking. These opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter discovers their hidden gifts, developing a sense of individuality and a confidence in their own abilities.
Courage to enjoy becoming the very best of who we are, with integrity and ambition.
Because we believe that essential life skills are often best taught outside of the classroom, balancing an academic education. Through a wide-ranging co-curricular programme, we offer every child the chance to participate, perform and lead in the fields of their choice. In a competitive world these opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter develops essential life skills and an ambition for life.