We were delighted to share the GCSE and iGCSE results with our pupils this year, grades that were generated following government guidance with integrity and robustness. After the cruel uncertainties surrounding the examination and results processes, we are thrilled that this year group now have the outstanding results they deserve. Over two thirds of grades awarded were 9-7 (or A*/A), with a quarter at grade 9. Twenty-one of our pupils achieved 9 or more GCSEs at grades 9,8 or A*.
It is an exceptional year in many respects, but to trumpet these statistics out of context would be disingenuous. What is of more importance as a school community is that this well-motivated, multi-talented, and driven year-group have been justly rewarded for battling their way through extremely challenging circumstances with such character and resilience.
This 2020 Lower Sixth cohort sees a 33% increase in pupil numbers compared to last year, including over 20 new joiners, with all the vibrancy this brings.
Andy Johnson, incoming Head of Truro School, commented, “We are proud to acknowledge this exceptional and pioneering year group, before moving forwards to concentrate on preparing them and the school, for full reopening at the start of the new term. All these pupils are well positioned for the excitement and opportunity of Sixth Form study at Truro School, based on more than simply their grades, but having also benefited from an extensive academic, pastoral, and co-curricular enrichment programme put in place by creative teachers during lockdown and what would otherwise have been public examinations season last term.”
He went on to say, “I begin my own journey at the School as the new Head paying tribute to the fortitude and potential of the pupils, and the dedication and expertise of the staff. It is to the immense credit of all that so much has been achieved across what has been such a challenging and unpredictable time. It also bodes well for the exciting future of the School.”
Andrew Gordon-Brown, outgoing Headmaster of Truro School, commented, “I am so pleased that our 5th Year students have reached this important milestone in their education with such a well-deserved and impressive set of results. They have responded so well to my challenge to continue the Truro School tradition of strong academic achievement alongside the development of personal qualities and skills to become our Sixth Form leaders and role models. Well done indeed!”
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.