The Development Office

Esse Quam Videri (To be rather than seem to be)

Captures the essence of the values that underpin our endeavours, calling us to be people of integrity who bring constructive energy, honesty, rigour, humility and generosity to the enthusiastic pursuit of our mission.

The Development Office is a vital link within the School bringing together current parents and pupils, Friends of Truro School (FTS), the Truro School Former Pupils Association (TSFPA) and the Truro School Foundation (TSF). Together these form the Truro School Community, which is at the heart of all we do and is firmly rooted in the Cornish Community.

Strengthening and extending the Truro School Community is the main objective of our Development Office team. Keeping in contact and offering our support whenever and wherever possible is of vital importance to use. Our hope is to create an engaged, vibrant community which offers something for everyone. We respect and value this amazing asset, and by utilising its full potential, hope to build an ever stronger foundation for our school. Our aims are set out in the School Strategic Plan.

Truro School Strategic Plan 2014 – 2020

Truro School Strategic Plan 2014 – 2020 states our mission:

To be celebrated as a socially and environmentally responsible member of the Cornish Community.

Our main objectives are:

  • Working with former pupils, current parents and local enterprise to develop business partnerships to support work experience and careers mentoring programmes.
  • Offer engaging events and communication to former pupils and the Friends of Truro School, strengthening our relationship and creating opportunities for them to support our development.
  • Develop collaborations to enable pupils and staff to engage with people in the wider community and other countries.

“What life have you if you have not life together. There is no life that is not in community.”

TS Eliot

Contact Us

Jayne Grigg

Director of Admissions & Development

I joined Truro School in September 1992 and have been here ever since, welcoming new students to the school through Admissions and, most recently, leading the Development and Alumni Relations Office.  It is such a pleasure to meet more and more of our Alumni bringing their children back to school to follow in their footsteps, although rather disconcerting that I remember so many of the parents as students!  My two children are now Alumni (CO14 and CO16) and have fantastic friendships and memories of their time at Truro School.

Nicky Berridge

Development Office Manager

Since joining Truro School in March 2016 I have had the pleasure of meeting many Alumni and corresponding with many more.  I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I moved to Cornwall in 2003 and have since married a Cornish Farmer, who’s family farms are located on the Roseland Peninsula.  My husband, and (late) father-in law, both attended Truro School as did my son who left sixth form in 2014, completing 7 very happy years at the School.  As a result of my family ties I feel very connected to both the Cornish Farming Community and the Truro School Community.  I have a personal passion for the Foundation, as my son was lucky enough to benefit from a Means Tested Bursary and so I have a great desire to see the Foundation move from strength to strength in order to help more young people gain access to all that a Truro School education has to offer.

Katy Sweeney

Communications & Development Assistant

I joined Truro School in January 2017, so am the newest member of the Development Team. Before my role at Truro School I worked as a fundraiser for the environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage, so bring with me knowledge of the third sector and fundraising in particular. I was born in Cornwall and also went to School in Cornwall so I possess a good understanding of the Cornish Community. Since Starting in the Development office I have been enjoying getting to know our Alumni through finding out all their news to report in the online newsletter every month; it’s a joy to hear how their lives are panning out and what they have gone on to achieve after leaving Truro School.

Jo Wood

School Archivist

I’ve been looking after the school archive since January 2003. I grew up in Cornwall and went to Truro High School before studying History, firstly at Royal Holloway and then at Exeter University. My interest in local history has led to various projects including researching and writing about Trerice and its owners, the Cornwall Music Festival and Truro School.

If you would like to talk to the Development Office about ways of assisting Truro School Foundation in its work, please contact:


Tel: 01872 246010 or 01872 246094

If you would like to get in touch with the Truro School Former Pupil Association, please contact:


Tel: 01872 246010 or 01872 246094