Truro Prep School A GSG School
- Truro Prep School
- Head: Ms Sarah Patterson
- T 01872 272616
- E Prepenquiries@truroschool.com
- W www.truroschool.com/prep
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 11 with a linked senior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Cornwall
- Pupils: 260
- Religion: Methodist
- Fees: £8,550 - £12,225 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Truro School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
As you’d expect, children spend lots of time outdoors here – playing in the woods, working in an outdoor classroom designed and built by the DT teacher and growing fruit and vegetables at the gardening club. School brims with imaginative and creative ideas – a groups of pupils recently made a racing car and raced it at Newquay Airport...
What the school says...
Truro Prep is located on its own discrete campus, surrounded by woods and open countryside. It has an excellent range of facilities for sport and other activities reflecting the school's ethos of broadening horizons through a wide range of activities and diversity of opportunity. Potential parents are more than welcome to visit and tour the school with the Headmaster. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since September 2016 Ms Sarah Patterson BEd, previously deputy head at The King's School, Canterbury since 2012. Degree from Birmingham; has taught in a variety of schools including prep schools in Kenya and Chile. She has been head of English and director of studies as well as class teacher and deputy head.
Pupils join nursery in the autumn term after their third birthday. Entry to nursery is first come, first served but school emphasises from the start that it is ‘education, not childcare,’ with children encouraged to do two full days and gradually build up to four or five. School likes parents and children to visit first. ‘We don’t like to offer places to people who have not been to see us.'
For entry into reception, year 1 and year 2, admission...
Special Education Needs
Pupils who are identified as requiring assistance from our Educational Support team are informally assessed by our SENCO. An IEP is prepared and assistance is then offered as appropriate and may include classroom differentiation by the teacher, working in small groups with one of the Educational Support team either within the class or separately, or in the cases of greatest need working on a one to one basis with a specialist teacher.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|