Truro School has a fine reputation for its sporting achievements at county, regional and national level, recently being named the sixth best Independent Sports School in the UK. The school takes great pride in offering a broad range of sporting opportunities for all pupils, irrespective of their abilities.

Maximising Sporting Potential

The aim of the school’s sports programme is to cover the needs of all pupils and to provide the opportunity for all our boys and girls to maximise their sporting potential.

Truro School is blessed with outstanding sporting facilities, as well as a group of knowledgeable and enthusiastic coaches. One of the great strengths of the school is that almost half of the teaching staff is involved in the coaching of our pupils, together with a number of peripatetic sports coaches who further enrich the sporting life of the school.

Truro School named sixth best UK Independent School for Sport

Truro School’s sports department were delighted when the school was named the sixth best independent sports school in the UK for the year of 2016.

The ranking, published by School Sports magazine, saw the school climb 14 places on the success of 2014, where it was placed 20th in the list. The annual ranking is based on 20 different sports and covers over 120 national competitions, many of which saw Truro School achieve county, regional and national success during the 2015/16 academic year.


Graham Whitmore, Previous Director of Sport at Truro School, said:

“It is great to see the school continue to build on the success of 2014; we have had some outstanding achievements over the last year and it is important to recognise the efforts of our pupils and the passion and drive of our outstanding team of coaches across the different sports. We offer a real breadth of opportunity here at Truro School, and that is shown in the enthusiasm of our pupils, many of whom are now earning national and international honours across a number of sports”

The school have had a number of sporting successes across multiple events over the year, amounting to this well-deserved placement in School Sport Magazine’s top 30, placing it in the top 3% of Independent Schools for sports in the UK.

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Sporting Opportunities

Comprehensive and competitive fixture lists are run across all major sports and all year groups all year round, augmented by major sporting tours to Canada, South Africa, Australia, Cyprus and the Caribbean.

These have been crucial in exposing our youngsters to higher standards of competition and the benefits have certainly paid off.

Sports Scholarships

Truro School is looking for candidates of exceptional sporting and leadership ability who will be expected to make an outstanding contribution to at least one of the major sporting teams of the school. Sports scholarships are available at Truro School for pupils at 11+, 13+ and 16+.

Sporting achievements from 2015 – 2016

  • 3rd Year student Harris Mier winning the national cross country title.
  • A double gold for Caitlin Maxwell at the Under 17 and Under 20 national fencing championships.
  • The 1st XV rugby team reaching the quarter-finals of the national Natwest Schools’ Cup.
  • The Under 14 girls’ badminton team clinching silver at the south-west badminton finals.
  • All three of our netball teams reaching the regional school finals.

Sporting achievements from 2016-2017

  • Finn Birnie and Harris Mier competed in the inter boys 1500m at the English Schools Athletics Championships.
  • Truro School earned a magnificent 2nd place in the U16 Girls finals of the National Schools Championships at the National Badminton Centre Milton Keynes.
  • The Inter Boys team finished a superb 14th place out of 24 teams in the English Schools Cross Country National Cup in Liverpool. The outstanding achievement was that of Harris Mier who won the individual race.
  • Finn Birnie and Harris Mier were regional champions; they were selected to represent the South-West at the Virgin London Mini-Marathon in April.
  • National Schools Cross Country Championships: Finn Birnie finished 14th and Harris Mier 15th in the Inter Boys age group.
  • 12 of our fencers have had international call ups. These are:Lily Wood, Molly Wood, Keely Rodda, Sam Boorne, Luke Haynes, Bertie Holdsworth, Simon Aydarov and Jenna Bray.
  • Jamie Craze, Nick Howes, Caitlin Maxwell and Maria Chart have all competed for the GB senior sabre teams at numerous events around the globe this year.
  • Truro School were crowned the number 1 public school at sabre fencing in the country at the Public Schools’ Fencing Champs.
  • Cameron Hirst was selected for U14 ISFA England development camp at Harrow.
  • Felix Plunkett won the British Brazilian Jiu Jiujitsu U16 national championships in May
  • Toby Martyn was in the European and British Moto Cross championships. Placed second in the European championship and ranked 6th in the World championship.
  • Evie duCros won an individual bronze medal in her age group at the National Indoor Rowing Championships
  • Dougie Orr was selected for the Scottish Exiles U15 National Rugby Festival
  • Rufus Martin is a member of the Great Britain National Sailing Under 16 Development Squad.
  • Jack Mahon and Louis Murray have both been selected to be part of the England Squash ‘Aspire Programme’ for players in contention to represent England junior squads at European and World events.
  • Max Hudson competed in British Schools Surf Championship representing Truro School and came in 1st place in the under 14s boys.
  • English Surfing Championships: Sixth Former Beth Leighfield won the Under 18 girls’ longboard. Tegan taking the Under 12 girls’ event.
  • Ben Norton and Steven Lewis were selected to go to the World Surf Life Saving Championships in Holland.
  • Dom Goodwin was selected for the Great Britain Lifesaving Senior Squad in preparation for European Championships and International programme for 2017
  • GBR Surf Life Saving squad; Stephen Lewis, Ben Norton, James Drage Hubert.
  • James Drage Hubert is the National Champion of both single and double surf ski. He was also selected for the England team in the surf ski relay
  • The Junior Girls Swimming team qualified for the National Relays Finals at the London Aquatic Centre
  • Emma Nettleton won the womens 12/13 years 50 metre freestyle at Swim England’s National Summer Meet
  • Finn Hawkins 1st place in the RYA National Championship U15 category – wind surfing
  • Finn Hawkins, Max Beaman and Lachlan Ross competed in the World Youth Championships (wind surfing) at Lake Garda, Italy.

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