Truro Prep School

Independent Prep School in Cornwall UK

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

Truro Prep School: ‘excellent’ in both assessment areas in latest inspection report (June 2017)

 

“I am delighted that Truro 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 Prep

You can view the latest inspection report in full below:

Welcome to Truro Prep School

Truro Prep offers an outstanding environment for our pupils to embrace all that life has to offer, to enable 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.


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.

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.

Informal Guided Tours

You are, of course, very welcome to visit the school at any time and meet the Head, Sarah Patterson, or the Head of the Pre-Prep Department, Sarah Hudson, to discuss your child’s entry and to have a tour of the school.

The next 2017 dates for informal tours are:

  • 11 July @11am
  • 18 July @11:30am
  • 1 August @11am
  • 15 August @11am

For more information or to book a tour, please contact:

The Head’s PA/Admissions, Mrs Simone Weston on

01872 243 120

or email prepadmissions@truroschool.com

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

Prep School News

Latest News

Mrs Renshaw receives Conductors Prize from Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod

Head of Music at Truro Prep School, Angela Renshaw, received her award for Best Overall Conductor at Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod today in a presentation at the Prep...
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Truro Prep’s Chamber Choir delighted to come third at Llangollen International Music Festival

Truro Prep School’s Chamber Choir are celebrating after coming third in the Junior Children’s Choir competition at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod this week. 45 pupils from Year 3 – 6 travelled up to Llangollen, Wales for the international music festival where they took to the main stage for their biggest performance to...
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Success for Prep Judo Players at the One and All Judo Club Championships

On 2 July, four of our Truro Prep Judo Team entered the One and All Judo Club Championships in Helston, a much smaller number than usual due to other commitments. However all four entrants fought superbly throughout the day, each coming away with medals in their weight categories....
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School House take victory in the House Literature Quiz

This morning 140 pupils from Years 2 - 6 across the Pre-Prep and Prep battled it out for the House Literature Quiz title. Held over 10 rounds, each featuring 10 questions, pupils answered questions exploring books for children aged 3-12. Topics included nursery rhymes, the movie version, science fiction, classics, adventures, Harry Potter, animal stories, myths and...

Visit Us

There is no better way to experience Truro Pre-Prep and Truro Prep School than to come and see it for yourself: