Truro School has a fine reputation for its sporting achievements at county, regional and national level. The school takes great pride in offering a broad range of sporting opportunities for all pupils, irrespective of their abilities.
Through our PE and games programme we want every pupil to develop their physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Ultimately to create confident and physically active youngsters with the necessary skills to be used throughout their whole lives.
Truro School is blessed with outstanding sporting facilities, as well as a group of knowledgeable and enthusiastic coaches. Comprehensive and competitive fixture lists are run across all major sports and all year groups all year round, augmented by major sporting tours.
When it comes to sport, our primary focus is on participation over professionalism. B-teams feature prominently in school life, C-teams where interest is high enough, giving equal opportunities for all students. It is through this approach that your child will develop a healthy, deep-rooted love of exercise, regardless of their ability.
Whilst participation comes first, if your child is sporty then they are in safe hands. One in seven students currently compete at county, regional, national or international level. Truro School regularly features inside a list of the UK’s top 20 independent schools for sport, as determined by School Sport Magazine. The annual ranking is based on 20 different sports covering over 120 national competitions.
If your child has sporting aspirations, perhaps Olympic dreams, then they will be supported during every step of their journey in our Elite Sports Programme. Lunchtime and after school ability-based training sessions maximise the potential of the most able. Led by our specialist PE teachers and coaches, many with professional experience, your child will be propelled to the next level in their chosen sport. Students frequently enter high-level tournaments competing regionally, nationally and, in sports like fencing, our talented pupils battle it out on the international stage.
The Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre at Truro School is Cornwall’s premier sports facility and boasts some of the best facilities in Cornwall, including a multi functional eight court sports hall suitable for badminton, five-a-side football, basketball, netball, indoor hockey, trampolining, table tennis and other sports, two county standard glass backed squash courts, a 32 station Lifefitness gym and exercise studio with wood sprung floor.
Truro School works in partnership with Truro Fencing club which is located at Truro School. With eight permanent fencing pistes and world class coaches, it is one of the UK’s leading clubs.
Truro School outdoor sports facilities include; a fully floodlit Astro Turf pitch, six outdoor courts, 40 acres of playing fields, including seven football pitches and seven rugby pitches and a large cricket / rugby pavilion
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