Back

Physical Education

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.

Truro School has a fine tradition of achievement but there is far more to sport than the final result. Being part of a sports team provides the opportunity to meet new friends, develop skills and find new passions. As you leave school and progress through life, sport helps to instil many of the values that you will need; teamwork, resilience, creativity, a healthy body and mind and discipline to name but a few.

At Truro School we want all of our pupils to experience a broad range of sports and enjoy spending time with friends. It is important to us that pupils lead the way and help drive the sports they enjoy and encourage others to find ways to keep healthy and active.

We offer high level competitive opportunities, alongside local fixtures and recreational sport. There are many levels across the sports that we offer and you will be able to find the right path that suits you. Sport is important and it should sit alongside a balanced academic offering, which will allow you to achieve your potential, both in and outside the sporting arena. I hope you enjoy this snapshot of sport at our school. We of course can’t include everything on the website but if you are interested in joining our school and you have any questions, please do get in touch.

Whatever your decision, I wish you well with your academic journey and I hope you remain healthy and active.

Yours sincerely,
Dan Sanderson
Director of Sport

Equal opportunities at every level

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.

A top ranking UK independent school for sport

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.

Pushing the most able

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.

PE and Games Programme

Opportunities for all

Excellent sporting facilities

Indoor Facilities

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.

25 metre competition swimming pool

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.

Outdoor Facilities

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

Indoor and Outdoor Facilities

SportsNews

View our A-Z of Sports