Truro School Prep – Open Morning

Join us on Saturday 7 March 2020, 10am to 12pm  for a family Open Morning for ages 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.”

Sarah Patterson
Head of Truro Prep

Our next Open Morning will be on Saturday 7 March 2010 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 watch some 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 243 120 or email

Please submit your email address below if you would like to be reminded about the next Prep Open Morning nearer the time.

Open Morning

Our Open Mornings are a wonderful opportunity explore our superb facilities, talk to our dedicated team of teachers and staff and view the inspiring educational and co-curricular activities available to your child.

Refreshments Available from 10:30am.

Top Inspection Results

In June 2017, the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspected Truro School Prep. It was lights, camera, action as boys and girls in Year 5 took centre stage to report on the ‘Double Excellent’ inspection results, the highest mark achievable.

3 Reasons to Choose Truro Prep School

Here at Truro School 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 school setting in Years 3-6, the co-curricular aspect of their life at Truro School Prep 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.

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