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Welcome to Truro School Prep

A very warm welcome from all of us here at Truro School Prep. We are committed to nurturing every child in our care, instilling in them confidence and a sense of self-worth, as well as providing the opportunities for all to discover and develop their natural abilities and talents.

We provide a broad range of challenging educational experiences involving the humanities, arts, technology and sport, as well as a strong grounding in the core academic subjects. Coupled with our curriculum is the promoting of values: integrity, honesty and respect for others. This takes place in a stunning setting, with superb facilities, driven by a dedicated team of excellent teachers and staff.

We invite you to Truro School Prep to visit this most remarkable school in person.

Sarah Patterson, Head of Truro Prep

Healthy, happy and confident children

Set in its own grounds with extensive sports fields, Truro School Prep sits next to the Royal Cornwall Hospital and Truro Golf Course.

From Reception to Year 6, Truro School Prep offers an outstanding environment for boys and girls to embrace all that life has to offer, nurturing them to discover and cultivate their individual talents. Our aim is not just to prepare your child for the next stage of their education, but to also lay the foundations for them to grow up and lead happy, purposeful and fulfilling lives.

Learning in and outside the classroom

Learning takes place both in and outside the classroom and our on-site Forest School encourages children from the very earliest ages to safely enjoy the great outdoors.

In addition, there are many exciting educational outings and visits that enhance learning as we take advantage of the beauty and variety that Cornwall provides.

Specialist Subject Teachers

Between Years 3 and 6 pupils become less involved with a singular teacher in order to take advantage of specialist subject teachers, just like in a secondary school. Be it core subjects such as Mathematics and English, to more co-curricular provision such as PE and Drama, we provide specialist subject-based teachers because:

  • We believe that accredited subject teachers deliver better results.
  • Specialist teachers help to get the best out of pupils’ individual abilities.
  • Pupils can ask questions and experience a greater depth of learning.
  • It prepares pupils for life in secondary school.

The introduction of subject-based teachers is first introduced in Year 3 with pupils slowly decreasing the time they spend with their main class teacher. From Year 4 onwards, pupils fully adapt to subject-based teachers.

Small Class Sizes

At Truro School Prep we intentionally keep our class sizes small. The average class size is 16 and we believe this is important in the education of every child. It ensures that pupils are given appropriate attention and support by our dedicated team of teachers.

The Prep Diploma – A Fresh Approach to Learning

Through the Truro School Prep Diploma, we aim to give each pupil who leaves the school at age 11 an outcome that reflects the broad curriculum they will have encountered throughout their time at the school and enable them to begin to understand their own abilities and strengths. We provide a broad range of challenging educational experiences involving the humanities, arts, technology and sport, as well as a strong grounding in the core academic subjects.