Truro School Prep (4 – 11 years)

Foundations for the Future

Set in its own grounds with extensive sports fields, Truro School Prep sits next to the Royal Cornwall Hospital and Truro Golf Course.

Welcome to Truro School Prep

From Reception to Year 6, Truro School Prep offers an outstanding environment for boys and girls to embrace all that life has to offer, nurturing them to discover and cultivate their individual talents. We make full use of these first class facilities in our quest to develop healthy, happy and confident children.

We believe that the experiences in which pupils learn from outside of the classroom is equally as important as the teachings inside the classroom.

Newsflash – Top Inspection Grades

Pupils at Truro School Prep were recently given a unique opportunity to play the role of news presenters in a BBC News-style broadcast.

It was lights, camera, action as the boys and girls in Year 5 took centre stage to report on Truro School Prep’s latest ‘Double Excellent’ inspection results, the highest mark achievable.

Truro School Prep Inspection Grades – A View from the Head

“I am delighted that Truro School Prep was given the top grade possible in this recent inspection. The inspectors found us to be excellent in both areas, from the outstanding breadth and balance of the curriculum to the pupils being at the heart of everything that we do here.

The fact the children told the inspectors that ‘they see the school as being like one big happy family where all members of the community feel involved and valued’ is really heart-warming to hear.” – Sarah Patterson, Head of Truro School Prep

Open Morning

On Saturday 9 March we will be holding an Open Morning (for ages 3 – 11) here at Truro School Prep.

The event runs from 10am – 12noon and is a great opportunity to meet our Head of Prep, Sarah Patterson. There will also be the option to take a look around our school and enjoy some fun activities in the classrooms. Our Admissions Team will also be there to answer any queries relating to our registration process.

For more information, please contact: The Head’s PA/Admissions, Mrs Simone Weston on 01872 243 120or email

First Class Facilities

Set in our own extensive grounds just next to the Royal Cornwall Hospital, we have high class facilities that pupils use on a day-to-day basis. Our facilities include:

  • Sports fields
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Dedicated music rooms
  • A design technology workshop
  • An outdoor classroom
  • Forest School
  • A teaching kitchen
  • A bespoke Art Room
  • A state of the art computer room
  • Student library
  • Indoor sports hall

Specialist Subject Teachers

Between Years 3 and 6 pupils become less involved with a singular teacher in order to take advantage of specialist subject teachers, just like in a secondary school. Be it core subjects such as Mathematics and English, to more co-curricular provision such as PE and Drama, we provide specialist subject-based teachers because:

  • We believe that accredited subject teachers deliver better results.
  • Specialist teachers help to get the best out of pupils’ individual abilities.
  • Pupils can ask questions and experience a greater depth of learning.
  • It prepares pupils for life in secondary school.

The introduction of subject-based teachers is first introduced in Year 3 with pupils slowly decreasing the time they spend with their main class teacher. From Year 4 onwards, pupils fully adapt to subject-based teachers.

Small Class Sizes

At Truro Prep we intentionally keep our class sizes small. The average class size is 16 and we believe this is important in the education of every child. It ensures that pupils are given appropriate attention and support by our dedicated team of teachers.

The Truro Prep Diploma – A Fresh Approach to Learning

Through the Truro Prep School Diploma, we aim to give each pupil who leaves the school at age 11 an outcome that reflects the broad curriculum they will have encountered throughout their time at the school and enable them to begin to understand their own abilities and strengths.

Prep School News

Head's Blog

Prep Head’s Blog: 13 February 2019

Three Year 6 boys took our assembly on Monday morning in Prep and Thursday afternoon in Pre-Prep, sharing with the rest of the school their ideas about the problems we face and some possible solutions....

Latest Truro School Prep Netball News

This week, Year 6 played against the 1st Years at Truro School and Year 4 played Polwhele - a great start to the netball season for...

Youth Speaks Competition Area Final

Truro School Prep took part in the area final of the Youth Speaks competition, which was held at Penwith College, Penzance on Tuesday, 5...

Year 6 Humanities Workshop

Identifying the correct design of Truro Cathedral, comparing photographs of Truro past and present and studying census documents… all part of today’s Year 6...

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