A warm welcome from all of us at Truro School. Normally we would be inviting you to view our busy, happy school full of pupils and staff in classrooms and around the campus to talk to. This is our virtual tour but we hope that by seeing what we have here you will get a bit of an insight into life at Truro School. We have also included some useful resources and downloads to help you find out more about Truro School.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss next steps or arrange a virtual meeting, please contact us at [email protected]
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We interviewed some of our current 1st and 2nd Years, and Mrs Duke, their Head of Year, about life at Truro School, including how they felt when they started, their favourite subjects and what activities they like to do in their free time.
*Virtual tour update: From September 2020 the First Year pupils will follow a Language Carousel during the first term, in which they will gain exposure to French, German and Spanish on rotation. They will select their preferred two languages to continue from January and pick up their second language in Second Year, where they will study both languages.
Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem to be), captures the essence of our identity and is defined by the 5 C's below. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual.
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Curiosity to always want to discover and learn more, academically and more widely too.
Because we believe that academic excellence is an important part of human excellence. Every child is an individual and we celebrate and develop their uniqueness, helping them to become an independent learner and encouraging each child to explore, understand and cultivate their talent and abilities, whatever they may be.
Compassion to understand and champion the needs of others, in our community and beyond.
Because our mission challenges us to be a vibrant community which enables people to live their lives to the full and transform society for the better. Located in the heart of Cornwall, our distinctive, serene location supports the development of balanced, unpretentious and reflective children who understand their role as global citizens.
Confidence to build resilience by learning from both successes and failures alike.
Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, presenting and public speaking opportunities, as well as appearing in productions and concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
Creativity to be imaginative in how we express ourselves and approach new challenges.
Because we value the development of pupils’ imaginative and creative dimensions as well as their characters. Through a broad curriculum and wide range of co-curricular activities, pupils discover the important balance between creative and logical thinking. These opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter discovers their hidden gifts, developing a sense of individuality and a confidence in their own abilities.
Courage to enjoy becoming the very best of who we are, with integrity and ambition.
Because we believe that essential life skills are often best taught outside of the classroom, balancing an academic education. Through a wide-ranging co-curricular programme, we offer every child the chance to participate, perform and lead in the fields of their choice. In a competitive world these opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter develops essential life skills and an ambition for life.