Monty, Lower Sixth


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.

The Truro School Identity

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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