Prep School March Open Morning 2017
We will be opening our doors here at Truro Prep School on Saturday 11 March, 10am to 12noon for an activity-filled family Open Morning with workshops and activities to suit all ages from 3-11.
Meet the Head
“It will be a great pleasure to welcome you to our open morning here at Truro Prep School. I take great pride in leading a school that has a fabulous location, excellent teachers and outstanding facilities.
Our philosophy is that stimulated children will thrive and develop a lifelong love for learning. It is for this reason that we base our education around providing a proper childhood, an education where learning takes place both in and outside the classroom. Our aim is not just to prepare your child for the next stage of their education, but to also lay the foundations for them to grow up and lead happy, purposeful and fulfilling lives.
We will have a number of activities on offer for your child and I hope that the event provides a useful insight into Truro Prep School. I look forward to meeting you.”
Head of Truro Prep
Open Morning Activities
We are delighted to confirm our 2017 Open Morning activities list. All activities are drop-in sessions with no advanced reservations required.
Here’s a summary of what’s on offer:
|Design Technology||See design technology in action in the DT workshop and out on the playground.|
|Kayaking||Come and watch a demonstration of pool kayaking skills and games.|
|Cooking||Join in making healthy pizzas. Ingredients and equipment provided.|
|Drama||See drama activities designed to explore character, expression and story.|
|Pre-Prep||Come and see our Pre-Prep department in action and meet our teaching team. During the Open Morning we will be running art and craft activities, decorating fairy cakes and there will be a hunt for the Gruffalo and his friends in our Enchanted Garden.|
|Humanities||Pretend you’re an archaeologist and dig for artefacts buried in the sand, then see if you can work out what they are.|
|Maths and IT||Check out our IT facilities and take a fun maths challenge on the computers.|
|Art and Printing||Get creative in our art and printing workshop and make a souvenir to take home.|
|Science||See pupils’ practical work and a display of some topics covered in science at the Prep.|
|Multi Sports||Enjoy a wide range of games and activities from archery to basketball to gymnastics and more with our games teachers.|
|Music||Last year our Chamber Choir performed on the main stage at the Llangollen International Music Festival. Find out what all the fuss is about and try playing a variety of instruments in our music room.|
|Cycling||Have a ride on our new bikes. Enjoy some fun games on your bike and develop your skills.|
|Guitar/Rock Band||Come and join the amazing Year 5 & Year 6 rock bands performing live and dangerous at trouser-flapping volume. Check out the wonderful Year 6 guitar group playing Sounds of Summer.|
|Languages||View displays of work.|
|Refreshments||Available from 10:30am.|
During the open event you will notice the exciting new building development starting to take shape and see the plans for yourself on mood boards. From Spring Term 2018 your child will be able to take advantage of six brand new classrooms, an extended playing area, and a new assembly hall which will provide a new home for drama and music productions.
Exceptional Early Years Provision
We also have some exciting news for those considering entry at Pre-Prep with the latest EYFS nationally moderated data evidencing that 82% of our children met their early learning goals (ELG), well above the 67% Cornwall average and the 66% national average. Mrs Hudson (Head of Pre-Prep) will be on hand to discuss our vibrant early years provision.
3 Reasons to Choose Truro Prep School
Here at Truro Pre-Prep we believe that education is so much more than simply what happens in the classroom.
We love the fact that 80% of our county is surrounded by sea and we encourage pupils to take full advantage of Cornwall’s 300 mile section of coastline.
Our broad range of co-curricular opportunities both enrich and develop student life at Truro School, and this begins right from the Pre-Prep, where everything is about developing the whole child.
Our Forest School provision is run for every child from Nursery to Year 2, and in itself is designed to build self-confidence and emotional resilience. We are proud to have outstanding facilities, with three distinctive woodland areas; coniferous, broadleaf and wildlife.
When children move up to our Prep School setting in Years 3-6, the co-curricular aspect of their life at Truro School is vastly increased, with over 60 co-curricular clubs on offer. From Fencing to joining a Samba Band, from Chess to Bushcraft, the range of choices caters to every child’s imagination.
The range of activities helps pupils to develop a life-long love of learning and to grow up as responsible, happy and healthy individuals.
Truro Prep School run a ‘Prep Diploma’, which is embedded into the curriculum and engages all pupils in Year 6 in an all-encompassing programme which links academic and co-curricular together in the school environment.
The Prep Diploma spans across six areas of the curriculum; Core Academics, Humanities, Creative Arts, Performing Arts, Sport and Outdoor Education, and Life Skills. As a compulsory element of the curriculum at Truro School, it encourages every student to learn a wide range of skills. From learning to speak French, going on a First Aid course, carrying out duties around the school, and learning presentation skills; each element is an important life skill that will equip the student with the best opportunities for their future.
Through the Truro School Prep Diploma, it is our aim to instil pupils with abilities across a broad curriculum, giving each pupil the chance to understand their own abilities and strengths and in doing so, creating confident, well-balanced young adults.
We understand the needs of busy parents who often need to work early or finish late. It is for this reason that we provide full wraparound care from 7.45am until 6.15pm. Wraparound care at Truro Prep includes clubs and activities as well as the optional provision of healthy breakfasts and evening meals.
We offer an Early Birds facility from 7.45am for Prep School pupils. Here your child can enjoy a delicious healthy breakfast and receive excellent care until school starts.
There are also a wide range of clubs that run from as early as 7.30am including Cricket, Swimming and Orchestra.
Parents and pupils are presented with a huge number of after school opportunities including:
- Clubs and Activities – We offer a huge range of after school activities. From the national award-winning Chamber Choir to Bushcraft and a whole host of sports, there is something to capture the interest of every pupil.
- Homework Club – A homework club is available from 3.45pm to 5.30pm. Pupils can also join in with homework sessions after their clubs finish.
- Supper Club – The children who need to stay later can then join the Supper Club where they can enjoy a hot meal. Supper club finishes at 6.15pm, giving parents full flexibility during the working week.