Truro School

Truro School has a strong reputation for its academic excellence, pastoral care, spiritual strength and a wide range of extra-curricular activities. High quality teaching helps each pupil to realise their academic potential but equally significantly, pupils are encouraged to acquire skills, confidence and leadership qualities through participating in activities and taking on responsibilities.

Trennick Lane

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ISC associations: HMC, AGBIS, ISBA

Religious affiliation: Methodist

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

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 708

Truro School fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£9,535 to £11,099

Day fees per term:

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
908 / 6079

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (397)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (29)

Sixth Form: (84)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 11 to 18 (248)

Boarding: 11 to 18 (34)

Sixth Form: (60)

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Bursary support with school fees

Our bursaries are for pupils who will thrive at the School, but whose family circumstances mean the school fees are otherwise unaffordable. A bursary is means tested reduction in fees. Awards can range from 5% up to 100% of fees depending on assessed need. Through the work and generosity of others, and our staff, we are actively seeking to expand bursary provision and hence widen access to our School. Any family may apply for potential financial assistance by submitting a means-tested bursary application. Bursary applications are reviewed on a case by case basis and outcomes of those reviews will establish whether bursary support is warranted and if so, at what level.

We offer our means-tested bursaries both as a means of financial assistance to support widening access to a Truro School education, and also as a means of supporting continuity of education to current Truro School pupils from families whose personal circumstances change unexpectedly for the worse.

Financial Declaration forms must be completed in full by the age appropriate deadline and returned to the Finance Manager, along with all relevant documentation. 

In order to be fair to everyone, we have a duty to ensure that all bursary awards are well focused and so, as well as current earnings, other factors will be considered in determining the necessary level of bursary. These will include:

The ability to improve the financial position or earning power of the family (where there are two partners both would be expected to be employed unless one is prevented from doing so through incapacity, the need to care for children under school age or other dependants or the requirements of their partner’s work).  If this is not the case, a notional average salary for the area will be included before the assessment is made.

Opportunities to release any capital (significant capital savings and investments would be expected to be used for the payment of  school fees as would significant equity in a house).


Truro School offers Academic, Co-Curricular, Fencing, Choral and Sixth Form Diploma Scholarships.

For Academic and Co-curricular: Truro School scholarships are awarded to pupils who show exceptional ability or potential in their approach to academic studies or in their commitment to co-curricular activities. From September 2023, scholarships for pupils entering the School in Years 7-11 (1st-5th Year) will be awarded in the form of further enhanced educational opportunities for the scholars themselves, and not as reductions in fees for parents. We take this approach because we believe the direct beneficiary of a scholarship should be the pupil. By this approach the school can and will target the budget associated with scholarship into creative scholarship opportunities directly.

For Sixth Form Diploma Scholarships: At 16+ entry into our Sixth Form, for current pupils and those applying from outside Truro School, scholarships will take the form of a Diploma Scholarship Award, which will include 5-10% fee remission as well as similarly enhanced scholarship opportunities.

For Fencing: A small number of Fencing Scholarships are awarded to candidates entering Truro School at 11+, 13+ and 16+. Scholarships awarded at 11+ and 13+ will usually be worth 5-10% of the fees and will be reviewed at 13+ and 16+. At the discretion of the Head, a select number of high value 16+ scholarships may be awarded to students of exceptional talent.

For Girl Choristers: Girls currently in Year 8 can apply to entry into the Choir when they reach Year 9 the following September. Girls from any school can apply, though if they are successful they have to move to Truro School. Girl Chorister Scholarships are worth 25% of the fees. This can be supplemented by a means-tested bursary if appropriate.

All scholars, whatever their discipline, are expected to work hard, contribute positively to the life of the School, to be involved fully in their sphere of school activity, showing enthusiasm and commitment, and to be a credit to the School in their behaviour and attitude to learning.  They have an important role to play in setting an example to others. Continuation of any award is dependent upon pupils fulfilling these expectations in addition to the requirements of their individual award.

For Application Forms and up to date deadlines please see our website by clicking on the link below.

Scholarships at Truro School

Scholarships & Bursaries offered

  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Choral scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Lump sum payment discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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