Truro School Prep is blessed with outstanding sporting facilities, as well as a group of experienced and enthusiastic coaches, and takes great pride in offering a broad range of sporting opportunities for all pupils to try, regardless of their ability.
At Truro School Prep we place an emphasis on participation and sportsmanship, with the ultimate aim of instilling in our pupils a healthy, life-long enjoyment of sport.
A comprehensive and competitive fixture list runs across all major sports and all year groups, all year round, providing opportunities at every level. Pupils of all ability are encouraged to participate and the high standard of coaching helps all pupils to reach their full potential.
Each week we dedicate time within the curriculum on PE and games; from Reception to Year 2, the children have weekly lessons for PE and swimming and from Year 3 – Year 6 the children have three separate weekly lessons for PE, Games and Activities, combining diverse elements, such as outdoor and adventurous activities, such as kayaking, bushcraft and cycling with essential life skills, including first aid, swimming lifesaving, cookery and dance.
In addition, pupils are encouraged to join in with our extensive range of sporting clubs and activities outside of the curriculum.
We make great use of the school’s heated indoor swimming pool and specialist swimming teachers, building on the early foundations to develop further the four main swimming strokes of front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly. Our focus continues to be on the importance of balance, streamline, correct propulsion and breathing to produce smooth effective strokes that are sustainable over increasing distances. We have a range of certificates that may be achieved in our own bespoke swimming award scheme. In Years 5 and 6 swimming lessons take place in the larger Senior School pool, with the opportunity to achieve Personal Survival awards.
We offer six extra curricula swimming clubs, ranging from early morning advanced training sessions in the Senior School pool to lunchtime water polo games at Prep. We host inter school swimming fixtures with local schools and take teams to participate in the IAPS swimming championships at Millfield. Every pupil joins in our lively Inter House galas held in the Spring term.
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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.