Truro School students should take every opportunity they get. We often joke that we will do less work in our future jobs, but when you hear that applause, or get the trophy, or see a rocket fly off, or win the prime ministerial election (as I so nearly did), it is definitely worth it.”
Truro School is big. Really big. But, you get used to it very quickly.
When it comes to settling in, the school is great. I was really thrown in the deep end when I was involved in the school production of Sweeney Todd. I knew nobody at the school before I arrived and the play was a great way to meet people. My form tutor, Dr Spring, also helped me settle in, guiding me through the many processes and finding my planner on numerous occasions. I paid him back by successfully defeating him in countless battles in wargaming.
The sixth formers are so helpful and kind, they help you with any problem you have – they’ve probably had those problems before. I have friends from all year groups and all of my teachers, past and present, have been very supportive in all areas of school life.
The most important area of school is co-curricular activities. I have done astronomy, a keen area of interest for me. I have done public speaking and LAMDA, a great way to continue acting. I have been in all the plays I can; I am a full member of the drama family. I have hosted the Hall for Cornwall concert, and I also play percussion of all types. The music scene at Truro school is a diverse mix of some of the best music in the country-we hear Mozart sung by the choir as we come into school, and I play Duke Ellington with Mr Harrison in the evenings.
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, 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.
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.