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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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Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.



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Since September 2020, Andrew (Andy) Johnson, formerly deputy head (academic) at St Dunstan’s College, London. Previously founding deputy head of the London Academy of Excellence and before that, Westminster School, where he worked for 11 years, including as housemaster – also his alma mater. Degree in history from Downing College, Cambridge; PGCE from Leeds. History (and the teaching of it) remain a passion alongside art, music, sport, charitable engagement, travel and the outdoors. Married to Pamela, with whom he has two young children.


Around 40 per cent of the pupils come from the school’s own prep, the rest from a host of state and prep schools. School is moderately selective (around 140 applications for 110 year 7 places) and main entry points are at 11+, 13+ and 16+. Admission before sixth form is by entrance...

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Special Education Needs

Truro School has a full-time SENCo and 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
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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