We understand the importance of good, healthy food to your child’s wellbeing and regard mealtimes as an integral part of their education.
Our dedicated Prep catering team, led by Sue McIntosh, aims to provide a range of tasty, nutritious meals offering a huge variety of choice and opportunities to try new flavours and combinations. All the food is cooked in-house, using local and organic produce where possible.
Pupils are encouraged to make their own choices and the children from Year 1 onwards are able to serve themselves from the various options on offer. There is always a range of meals to accommodate individual tastes. In addition to the main meal options, there are baked potatoes with a topping or pasta with a sauce and an extensive salad bar. The staff are also more than happy to cater for any special dietary requirements by arrangement with parents.
Our menus have all been approved by a nutritionist to ensure healthy combinations. The children can clearly see the various food groups on offer in order to make their choices. There is always a ‘world’ option on Tuesday where a range of new and exciting flavours can be sampled; there are traditional options on Thursday as well as roasts on Wednesday. Fish Friday is a popular option and main meals are always complemented by fresh vegetables, salads and a hot or cold dessert.
Pupils have access to water throughout the day and squash is available at morning break, lunch and after school (prior to clubs starting), when snacks including fresh fruit are also served. Use the links below to see our current menus.
Pre-Prep pupils come across and eat their lunch in the dining hall. In keeping with our family atmosphere the children are seated at the same table each day. Years 1 and 2 are on mixed tables so they get to know children in the year above or below.
We encourage good manners, the correct use of a knife and fork and insist on a high standard of behaviour, as we feel this is a very important part of their social education.
Should your child have any specific allergies, food intolerances or dietary needs for religious purposes we are always very happy to meet with you to discuss these special dietary requirements and to provide suitable nutritional alternatives.
This term’s food menus can be viewed using the links below.
Our dedicated catering team provide pupils with an imaginative and nutritious menu every day. Three serveries offer both meat and vegetarian options, ranging from full roast dinners to sandwiches and salads. There are also a range of desserts available, including an array of fruits. Breakfast and dinner is also available to our boarders.
At lunch time students have these options:
Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri, (to be rather than to seem to be) captures the essence of our identity. From Nursery right through to Sixth Form the Truro School Community shares the same values and approach to education which help to shape our identity. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual. Click on the links below to find out more.
DEVELOPING INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE AT EVERY LEVEL
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.
To inspire creativity, ignite imaginations and help each pupil to find and fully develop his or her talents.
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.
DEVELOPING PUPILS WHO ARE AT EASE WITH THEMSELVES AND EACH OTHER
Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, debating and public speaking, as well as creating their own assemblies and appearing in concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
To forge pupil characters and ambition through challenges and opportunities.
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.
DEVELOPING STUDENTS WHO RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE AND THE WORLD AROUND THEM
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.
ENCOURAGING PUPILS TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN WAY OF THINKING
Because we encourage pupils towards a personally developed life philosophy. Underlying all that we do is a solid foundation based on the ethos and values of Christianity. We nurture and challenge each individual child in a caring environment that is inclusive, enjoys the diversity within our School Community and beyond, and supports a genuine desire to question what we see and what we know.