Combined with our academic curriculum, our wide and varied co-curricular programme ensures that students thrive through a holistic and rounded education.
The rich variety of clubs and activities help pupils to develop friendships and a unique identity through hobbies and common interests, whilst actively embracing the skills of classmates.
There are over 70 clubs on offer before and after school every Monday to Friday. From taking the plunge in our swimming pool to getting creative in Design Technology club, there is bound to be something that piques your child’s interest. The extensive list of clubs and activities on offer also relieves some of the pressure on busy parents, with something happening after school every day to keep our students busy and engaged.
We believe that a rich co-curricular life is the key ingredient to aiding character development in our students. Whilst having fun participating in a wide range of activities, without academic pressures, pupils can learn a new skill or extend existing skills. This in turn develops their confidence, leadership, teamwork and independent-thinking, communication skills, social development across all year groups and broadens horizons.
Our state of the art cookery school runs after school clubs exclusively for Truro School pupils. A range of different courses are offered all aimed at teaching a wide variety of cookery skills – from basic knife skills to more complex meat and fish preparation, sauces, pastries and bread. Our aim is that every pupil can leave Truro School equipped with the knowledge required to buy and prepare a wide range of seasonal ingredients and recipes – either for life on a budget at University or entertaining guests with style and flair. All ingredients and takeaway containers are provided to make life easier for busy families – with the added benefit of supper made one night a week!
Each year, Truro School raises over £15,000 for different organisations. This committee meets regularly to research and vote about which charities the School will support on our charity days. Students can come along to put forward their ideas about charities to support, plan presentations, write speeches, organise activities, design posters and present in chapel. All years welcome
1st-3rd Year students have the opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith in a fun and friendly atmosphere and to explore their own faith in different ways. Through various tasks, activities and games, we discover the meaning of Jesus’ teachings and how this applies to our daily lives. JCU is a safe and enjoyable environment for students to participate, discussing the topics and sharing their ideas and opinions. This is a time which enables student to develop their thoughts about the faith, whether it is to explore the faith further or to grow in their own faith.
4th Year-Upper Sixth students have the opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith in a fun and friendly atmosphere and to explore their own faith in different ways. Through various tasks, activities and games, we discover the meaning of Jesus’ teachings and how this applies to our daily lives. SCU is a safe and enjoyable environment for students to participate, discussing the topics and sharing their ideas and opinions. The aim of every meeting is to discern who God calls us to be and the way in which we are called to live.
Truro School’s motto is “To be rather than seem to be” and this is the way that the Bible teaches us to live; being truthful to God, to others and to ourselves. This is a quality that we uphold and aim to develop
Pupils may volunteer at local nurseries, charity shops, Truro School Prep and at the Truro Methodist Church. This may count towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award and pupils not participating in the award are welcome.
Meet up to talk about what you’ve been reading and each term there will be a different book to read and discuss.
Pupils will have the opportunity to participate in shore fishing at a variety of fishing marks in the local area.
British No.1 Chess player Michael Adams has been the leading English Chess professional for over 20 years after leaving Truro School to further his extraordinary career. If you want to join Chess Club we can’t make you a Grandmaster overnight, but you can play at local and regional level with practice. Games for experts and for Beginners, who can learn the moves in two sessions.
Groups of pupils try their hands at some of the most popular specialist board games, mostly historical simulations and/or resource management. Offers pupils opportunities for competitive interaction, problem solving and teamwork, not to mention broadening their knowledge and understanding of the past.
Pupils can come along to solve word-based puzzles, including learning how to solve cryptic crosswords. We will also play word games such as Scrabble.
Astronomy is one of the oldest natural sciences and it continues to play a key role in furthering our understanding of the universe and its contents – What is out there? Learn about the tools and methods of astronomical observation whilst embarking on practical projects covering observation of the sky and even construction of observational instruments. There is an opportunity for motivated students to work towards a full GCSE in Astronomy
Pupils interested in programming and physical computing will have the opportunity to: develop their programming skills using Scratch, other block-based languages, Python & Arduino Sketches; build robots or other devices using Raspberry Pis, Arduinos or MicroBits; programme physical computing devices, such as robots, buggies and traffic lights. Beginners and experts welcome.
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.