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It’s cool to work hard here – and the pupils do. Homework is pretty sensible – starting at 20 minutes a night per subject (up to three subjects a night) and rising as youngsters get older. Good support for new pupils – sixth form prefects look after younger pupils and maps doled out to help them navigate their way round the site. The only improvements year 7s and 8s could think of would be a mini-buggy or ski lift to transport them around the campus...

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What the school says...

Truro School is a Christian School and we aim to ensure that Christian values permeate school life. We believe a happy and well-ordered atmosphere can best support our pupils against the pressures they will face, and help them to cultivate the self-confidence so crucial in adolescent development.

High quality teaching helps each pupil to realise their academic potential so that they take the best possible results into a qualification-conscious world but, equally significantly, pupils are encouraged to acquire skills, confidence and leadership qualities through participating in a broad range of cultural and physical activities and taking on a variety of responsibilities.
Successful education requires a partnership between school and home, in which the values and aspirations of each reinforce one another.

I am proud of our school and the school is proud of its pupils. I hope that you will come and meet them and the staff. I am certain that you will find a warm welcome
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Sports

Fencing

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Headmaster

Since 2013, Andrew Gordon-Brown BCom MSc QTS (40s). Educated at Hyde Park High School in Johannesburg, read commerce at University of Cape Town and then qualified as a chartered accountant. He rowed for South Africa in the 1992 Olympic Games (team came a creditable eighth) and set his heart on rowing for Oxford or Cambridge. He achieved his dream when he completed an MSc in agricultural economics at Keble College, Oxford and picked up a rowing blue along the way (he rowed for Oxford in the 1994 Boat Race). After 12 years in banking and financial services, working for blue chip companies such as Deloitte, UBS and JPMorgan Chase, he had a ‘Damascene conversion’ and decided to become a teacher. ‘I turned my back on the big bucks,’ he told us with a smile....

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Special Education Needs

Truro School has two part-time, trained SEN teachers who provide support and guidance for those with particular learning difficulties. The school also has links with educational psychologists for testing and assessment.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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

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