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 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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To be and to become learners for life, to enjoy the discovery and development of knowledge, understanding, skills and interests, and to critically examine the world around us.
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 be aware of and to champion the needs of others, with charitable hearts, as part of a commitment to benefit the Cornish community, and the world 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.
To be people who relish intellectual and wider challenge, and to build resilience by learning from both success and failure alike, on our educational journeys.
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 be people who relish the search for new ideas and approaches that positively and sustainably shape our lives, the lives of others, and our environment.
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.
To be and to become the very best of who we are, by bravely examining and discovering the personal beliefs and faiths that will guide us through our lives.
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.