Daily Routine

Our busy week balances academic work with sport, music, drama, and pastoral development. We operate a one week timetable, with lessons from Monday to Friday.

daily routine at Truro School, Cornwall, SouthWest

School begins at 8.45am for form registration.  This is an important daily pastoral touchpoint for tutors. It also provides a 10 minute buffer at the start of the day for unforeseen travel problems.

Period 1 at 8.55am provides a crisp start to the academic day which breaks up neatly into 3 blocks of 2 x 50 minute lessons.

Chapel/assembly/tutor period at 10.40am followed by break provides a structural incentive for timings to be observed, and gives flexibility when needed that doesn’t eat into academic lessons. Improved tutor time with two dedicated tutor periods each week plus the option to use some Fridays.

Headmaster’s assemblies take place on alternative Fridays, allowing tutor periods to be loaded towards the beginning of the week and also for house assemblies and additional tutor periods as required.

We operate a two weekly timetable, so a student’s lesson timetable in “Week A” will look different from “Week B”. Weeks A and B will be very clearly advertised in the termly calendar, student planners and Friday bulletin.  This allows us to address some key strategic priorities as regards the curriculum. We are now able to offer:

  • Additional teaching of Information Technology in 1st – 3rd Year
  • A taught Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) in each year which includes Careers Guidance and Study Skills
  • The introduction of 3rd Year Options which allow us to offer a curriculum that caters for the individual, including the introduction of Drama

Wednesday Afternoon Activities

Every Wednesday the school goes “off-timetable” allowing students to focus their time on an extra-curricular activity of their choice. There are a whole host of opportunities available to the students at Truro School with over 20 Wednesday afternoon activities to choose from in the areas of sports, arts & crafts, music groups and even wargaming.

Daily Timetable

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Registration 8.45
Period 1 8.55–9.45
Period 2 9.45 – 10.35
Chapel/Tutor Period/Assembly/House* 10.40 – 10.55
Break 10.55 – 11.15
Period 3 11.15 – 12.05
Period 4 12.10 – 1.00
Lunch 1.00 – 2.00
Period 5 2.00 – 2.50
Period 6 2.55 – 3.45


Registration 8.45–8.55
Period 1 8.55-9.45
Period 2 9.45-10.35
Period 3 10.40-11.30
Break 11.30-11.50
Period 4 11.50-12.40
Chapel 1st – 2nd Yr only 12.45 – 1.00
Lunch 1st – 3nd Yr only 1.00-2.15
Period 5 3rd Yr – U6 only 12.45-1.35
Lunch 3rd Yr – U6 only 1.35-2.00
Activities 2.15 – 3.45

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