Truro School has a strong tradition of leadership and responsibility and all students are given the opportunity to nurture and develop active leadership skills during the Sixth Form.

Prefect System

Whether serving as school prefects, head of houses, team captains or representing their peers through the democratically elected Sixth Form Association, we expect students to become positive leaders to their peers and make an important contribution to the life of the school.

Committees and Events

Many students take part in events that nurture and develop leadership skills such as the Mock Council of Europe, Model United Nations, Debating Competitions, World Challenge and Ten Tors. In addition, students are encouraged to join the Charity and Sustainability Committees who help organise events, initiate change and exercise their student voice.


ACHE stands for Advice, Care, Help and Empathy. It’s a programme that sees Sixth Form students develop the skills and experience needed to listen to others and to offer compassion in times of need. A key feature of the ACHE training programme is putting what you learn into practice. As you move into the Upper Sixth, you will take on the responsibility of running the peer-mentoring drop-in sessions, working with the younger members of our school community.

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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