Truro Senior School

Here at Truro School our purpose is to develop well-rounded, sociable and unpretentious young people.

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Welcome to Truro School

In today’s society young people can leave school with straight A grades and still struggle in the real world; which is why we firmly believe in nurturing students wholeheartedly, both in and out of the classroom, in order to raise affable young girls and boys who are ready to make a difference when they move on.

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Wide and Varied Curriculum

From Computer Science to Geology, Truro School offers an extensive range of subjects. An array of academic opportunities like ours allows for pupils to find their individual forte, their abilities and their passion.

In addition to the wide subject variety on offer, the weekly timetable stops at lunchtime every Wednesday afternoon allowing students to pursue any number of extra-curricular activities at the school. We currently run over 20 Wednesday afternoon activities per term, giving students the opportunity to develop an interest in a hobby, mix with other year groups and find a sense of purpose.

To find out more about the curriculum at Truro School, please visit our department pages.

Small Class Sizes

Class sizes are never greater than 24 and, in Design & Technology, we limit set sizes to around 15 pupils. In practice, most 1st Year – 3rd Year classes are closer to 20 – 22 per teaching group, and as we approach GCSEs, English, Science and Mathematics aim to have smaller sets to enable a more individualised approach to the teaching and learning.

Outstanding Results

Whilst our key focus is around developing well-rounded young people, we understand that results are hugely important.

Here at Truro School we are pleased to boast incredible exam results. In our most recent GCSE results, over half of all grades awarded were A* or A. A full report on Truro School’s results can be found on our GCSE results page.

First Class Facilities

In addition to our excellent classrooms, laboratories and social spaces, we have a number of first class facilities here at Truro School. A 200-seat theatre, a bespoke gallery, one of the largest sports centres in Cornwall, an Astroturf, a dedicated fencing salle, a swimming pool and newly refurbished boarding houses enable us to deliver outstanding teaching.

Students are actively encouraged to make the most of the school’s facilities on a day to day basis, helping to enrich their learning whilst empowering them to perform at the highest standard in whichever subjects they choose to specialise in.

Senior School News

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Discover Truro School – Open Events in September and October

I hope you have all had the opportunity to enjoy some Cornish sunshine, or even some from further afield. Most importantly, I hope that all the children managed to recharge their batteries, ready for the school year ahead, and that memories of sunny days on the beach will stay with them as the dark nights draw in and the excitement for Christmas takes...
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Uganda Trip 2017 – Days Nine to Twelve

After a slight shock to the system with the early breakfast and departure, we set off from Kampala for our 3-day safari in and around Murchison Falls and the national park. After what seemed like hours (and literally was hours), we arrived at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for an amazing opportunity to walk with the rhinos who are being cared for in the sanctuary. Sadly there are no rhinos in the wild in Uganda due to decades of poaching, but the Ziwa sanctuary is seeking to increase the number of rhinos in the country before progressively releasing them into the national...
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Truro School students take Stargaze Theatre back to Edinburgh Fringe

The popular Stargaze Theatre is returning to Ed­inburgh Fringe Festival this year as a group of students prepare their new production, ‘Boy in a Bottle’. Described as a ‘comedy with an edge’; it is a production about a young boy who washes up on a beach in a life-sized glass bottle in a small, secluded coastal town. As the bottle is found, the locals argue what to do but when he starts to sink into the sand and the sea starts to rise, can they save him – or even...
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Uganda Trip 2017 – Days Five to Eight

Following two very enjoyable days outside of Kampala working with VAD, it was time to return to the capital and get up close and personal with the people, the streets, the sights and the smells. Designed exclusively for Truro School’s visit to Uganda, the Kampala Challenge is an opportunity for students to complete a range of tasks under the guidance of local guides, ranging from the educational, to the sublime and, quite frankly, the...

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