Truro High School for Girls

Truro High School is Cornwall's leading independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3 to 18. Outstanding academic results are complemented by small classes, great facilities and a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Located in the heart of Cornwall s cathedral city and close to the beaches, Truro High provides girls with a happy, healthy and confident start in life.

Falmouth Road

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ISC associations: GSA, AGBIS, ISBA, IAPS

Religious affiliation: Church of England

Day/boarding type: Day, Weekly/Flexible Boarding and Full Boarding

Gender profile: Girls only

Size: 385

Truro High School for Girls fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£10,160 to £11,230

Day fees per term:
£3,069 to £5,466

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
908 / 6080

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 4 to 18 (348)

Boarding: 9 to 18 (37)

Sixth Form: (43)

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Scholars are expected to show an engagement with their studies or talent over and above that of their peers and show considerable commitment to their relevant area of school life – whether academic, music, sport, art or drama. They will act as ambassadors for the School.

Scholarships are not tenable against boarding fees and are not available to girls entering the Prep School but are available to those girls going into the Senior School from our own Prep 6.

Scholarships can be supplemented by a means-tested Bursary up to (ordinarily) a maximum of 50% tuition fee remission. Joint scholarships/bursaries are reviewed annually.

Isles of Scilly Award

Truro High School has a strong tradition of welcoming Isles of Scilly girls into the Sixth Form as boarders for A level study. In recognition of the fact that no post-16 education is available to these students on the islands, we offer an Isles of Scilly Award which can go up to a maximum of 50% fee remission against BOTH tuition AND boarding fees.

Candidates are required to sit the Sixth Form Numeracy and Literacy examination papers and parents are required to complete a means-tested Bursary form.


Bursaries are available for those from Prep 3 – Year 12. They are means-tested and available to girls who have been offered a place but whose families cannot afford full fees. The Bursary Application Form is assessed very carefully and the Bursar adheres strictly to the guidelines laid down by the Independent Schools’ Bursars’ Association. A recommendation is then made to the Headmaster on the amount of financial help the school can offer based on parental need and the level of funds available. A Bursary award would not normally exceed 50% of standard tuition fees but can, on occasion, cover 100% of fees.

Bursaries are tenable against tuition fees but not boarding fees. They are reviewed annually.

Bursary recipients are expected to make a full contribution to school life and show considerable commitment to our community. They act as ambassadors for the School.

Bursaries are also available to current pupils whose family circumstances have drastically changed and the payment of fees has become extraordinarily difficult.

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Design scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Science/Technology scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, ISC is not responsible for inaccuracies