My first impression of Truro School was that everyone seemed very friendly and nurturing towards us as new pupils. All our teachers were very caring and patient especially when we lost our way around the school. I think that the school is nurturing because it gives me confidence to be myself and it makes me feel safe.
My favourite subjects are Art and English because they allow me to be creative and express myself, whether it’s through a painting or the written word. During my time at Truro School I have been involved in a variety of different activities before and after school for example hockey, netball, athletics and swimming. I enjoyed the Big Bang school trip with our biology teachers to Exeter University and next term I am looking forward to a two-day hockey camp in Cardiff and a two-day netball camp in Manchester.
The classroom atmosphere at school varies depending on what lesson is in progress and what we are doing. Most of the time the classroom in calm and a good working environment. I think that the relationship between teachers and pupils at school is very personal but, in my opinion, all my teachers have been very supportive and encouraging in all my subjects.
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.