Balance is important

We believe that studying A-Levels shouldn’t mean you have to give up your other interests; balance is important and co-curricular activities play a vital role in preparing students for the pressures of the exam room, as well as providing improved wellbeing and mental toughness

Sports and Fitness

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. Blessed with outstanding sporting facilities, as well as knowledgeable and enthusiastic coaches, we can provide support and mentoring programmes to help with your lifestyle choices, nutrition, training and balancing your exercise and studies.

Truro School Cookery

Leiths School of Food and Wine in London have collaborated with Truro School to form the only Leiths Academy School in Devon and Cornwall. The brand new, purpose-built cookery school offers fully equipped workstations along with a state-of-the-art demonstration area with overhead camera aimed to build confidence in the kitchen. Cookery is available to all students as part of their Wednesday Afternoon Activity programme as well as a range of after-school clubs. Sixth Form students can also enrol on the ‘Leiths Certificate in Food and Wine’, a nationally accredited academy programme. The syllabus includes courses such as ‘Round the world’ – cookery skills within an international context, ‘Cooking for life’ – building confidence in the kitchen with classic recipes and ‘How to cook’ – basic cooking skills with everyday recipes. For more information about the Leiths Certificate in Food and Wine, please download a copy of our Sixth Form Guide.

Creative Arts

The Heseltine Gallery is our on-site working gallery with an annual programme of exhibitions from external artists designed to inspire and fuel creativity.


Take your performance skills to the next level in our professional theatre or seize an opportunity to learn with a working technical team and professional theatre company.


Improve your skills with international musicians and a programme of masterclasses. With over 60 concerts and ensembles throughout the year, there are plenty of opportunities for you to showcase your talents.

Outdoor Pursuits

Our leading centre is the biggest in the South West and provides opportunities to join the Duke of Edinburgh’s award, participate in the Ten Tors challenge on Dartmoor or undertake an overseas adventure. These activities, whilst fun to take part in, will allow your referee for university and/or employment to evidence valuable skills such as leadership, teamwork, communication, sociability, honesty, integrity, determination, resilience and self-confidence.

The Truro School Identity

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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