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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.