About Us

Independent School in Cornwall for Students Aged 3-18

Here at Truro School we believe that education is about so much more than excellent exam results, as important as these are.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a beacon of inclusive excellence developing confident, tolerant and enthusiastic young people who enjoy working with others and are ready to influence the world.

Our Hallmarks

Facts & Figures

Established in 1880, Truro School now stretches across two sites: Truro Prep School, based near Treliske Hospital, and Truro School, just off Trafalgar Roundabout in Truro.

Pupil Numbers

Pupil Roll
Pre-Prep School (Nursery – Year 2) 80 Pupils
Prep School (Years 3 – 6) 160 Pupils
Senior School (Years 7 – 11) 590 Pupils
Sixth Form (Years 12 – 13) 200 Pupils

Stats and Facts

  • 1 in 3 students play a musical instrument.
  • Truro Prep school has a forested area where registered forest school teachers regularly hold lessons.
  • 1 in 7 students compete at regional, national and international level in sport.
  • Biggest Duke of Edinburgh centre in the South-West.
  • With over 60 concerts/ensembles per year, Truro School has one of the most active music departments in the South-West.
  • In 2015, over half of all grades awarded at GCSE were A* or A, with nearly one quarter at the top A* standard.
  • At A-Level, 77% of all exams were graded A*, A or B with an overall pass rate of 99.7%.
  • Vibrant and diverse boarding community with over 10 different nationalities.
  • 4 boarding houses: Pentreve (Junior Boys), Poltisco (Junior Girls), Trennick (Senior Boys) and Malvern (Senior Girls).


Education for Girls and Boys aged 3-18: