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Familiarity with the senior school is slowly enhanced from year 2 science days in the ‘big labs’ to year 5 and 6 who have swimming lessons in the larger school pool. Plus the full official transition day - last one was a murder mystery to hunt down the poisoner of the head! A good blend of male and female staff, with subject specialist teaching from year 4. Year 6 ‘is a fantastic year,’ we heard, with all taking the Truro Prep Diploma. The art studio perches in a light filled atrium overlooking the playing fields, full to the brim with explosions of colourful creations. The distance between the prep and senior school is only a few miles but…

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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 Head. ...Read more

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

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




What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of Prep

Since September 2016, Sarah Patterson BEd (50s), previously deputy head at The Junior King's School, Canterbury. Exudes warmth. Her office is an eclectic ‘life’s path’ gallery to her impressive global teaching experience, the inspiration from which she professes to ‘continually tap into’. A soft welsh lilt alludes to her early childhood in Wales followed by two year ‘junior high’ education in the USA. One of four siblings, her father was a teacher and, with her family’s move across the Atlantic, she saw from an early age the vast difference between schools around the globe. Immediately after her teacher training in Birmingham, she made it her mission to experience as many schools as possible to inspire her own approach.

First stop was Bournville Junior School, known for opening up...

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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 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
HI - Hearing Impairment
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 Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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