Prep School Admissions

Truro Prep School Admissions for ages 3 - 11, Cornwall, UK

Pupils are able to join the school at any age from 3 to 11 years old and at any point in the academic year.

One of the Family

Choosing a school is like choosing a home; it has to feel right. We are proud of our warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. At the ages of 3-16, our role as a school is to work with parents to encourage and nurture children so that they reach the very limits of their abilities.

Tours and Open Days

The best way to taste life at Truro School is to come and visit us. We really believe in parents and prospective students getting to know the school community and we’re proud to host a number of open days on set dates as well as informal tours throughout the year, with the opportunity to meet the Head, Sarah Patterson, or Kate Williams, our EYFS Coordinator.

For more information, please contact:

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

01872 243 120

or email

For Pupils Aged 3 to 4 (Nursery)

Pupils join the Nursery in the half-term after their third birthday.

Pupils may join the Nursery for a minimum of two full days per week up to full time. The number of days can be increased during the course of the year. The exact arrangements can be discussed prior to joining and will depend very much on each individual child and their ability to cope with the academic and social demands of school.

In the summer term prior to joining you and your child will be invited to attend taster days as an introduction to school life, during which you will be able to discuss your child’s needs with the staff.

For Pupils Aged 4 to 7 (Reception, Years 1 and 2)

Admission is based on a Taster Day during which the class teacher will assess the child at an informal level.

For Pupils Aged 7 to 11 (Years 3 to 6)

Entry is based on assessments in English, Mathematics and Non-Verbal Reasoning. These are designed to be done on site and no specific preparation is required or recommended. Pupils are invited to spend the day at the school, usually undertaking the tests in the morning with the Head before joining a class for the rest of the day. A report from the child’s current school is useful.

A decision is made within 24 hours and communicated at the earliest opportunity to parents. Every effort is made in all sections of the school to ensure that when a pupil attends for a Taster Day he or she is put at ease and feels comfortable and relaxed throughout.

To Apply

Please complete a Registration Form and send it to the Head’s PA at the School address along with a registration fee of £100 which is non-refundable.

On receipt we will then contact you to make the arrangements needed to facilitate your child’s entry into the school. The exact process will vary depending on your child’s age on entry.


If we are able to offer your child a place, we will write to you with:

  • Our Terms and Conditions – please read these carefully to ensure you understand your obligations as the fee-payer.
  • An Entry Acceptance Form – this is the formal contract, which you sign with the school.
  • Fee payment options (e.g. direct debit schemes).
  • Information about uniform, sports kit, school bags and classroom equipment.
  • Please return the Entry Acceptance Form along with the Guarantee Fee of £500.

Further Information

More information can be found in our Admissions Policy (PDF)