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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 and Full boarding

Gender profile: Coeducational

Size: 759

Truro School fees:

Boarding fees per term:
£8,040 to £10,205

Day fees per term:

Scholarships & bursaries:

ISC reference number:

DfE reference number:
908 / 6079

Boys - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 10 to 19 (416)

Boarding: 10 to 19 (44)

Sixth form: (100)

Girls - age range & pupil numbers:

Day: 10 to 19 (271)

Boarding: 10 to 19 (28)

Sixth form: (66)

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Breakdown showing fee assistance for September 2020 into Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form

At 11+, 13+ and 16+ (Years 7, 9 and 12), approximately 10% of the students joining receive means-tested assistance with fees, ranging from 30% to 100%. A further 15% of students receive non-means-tested scholarship awards of 5-10%. 

Bursary support with school fees

Means-Tested Bursaries provide assistance for some families up to the value of the full fees. These awards are given to those who will contribute greatly to the life of Truro School and benefit from it. We would like to be in a position to help all those who apply but the Truro School Foundation has a relatively small fund which means that financial assistance has to come mostly from general income. We therefore have to be stringent to be fair to all parents and all applicants must adhere carefully to the application process.

Awards are made at the same time and in the same way as 11+, 13+ and 16+ Scholarships. However, those who wish to apply should complete a financial declaration form and arrange for their son or daughter to have an interview with the Headmaster or Director of Admissions in advance of the entrance examination.

Truro School Foundation Awards are awarded at the same time, and in the same way, as Truro School Bursaries.

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 value in a house).

The Bursary application form can be found at https://www.truroschool.com/joining-truro-school/financial-assistance/ along with details of age age-specific deadlines.


The principle behind scholarships is that they enable the school to attract pupils who will be front-runners in academic, musical, artistic or sporting areas of activity. These pupils benefit the whole community by setting high standards.

Scholarships are awarded at 11+, 13+ and 16+ and are usually worth 5-10% of the fees. They are awarded in a variety of subjects by way of current school reports, auditions, assessments, interviews and portfolios:  Academic, Drama, Music, Art, Sport, Fencing, Modern Languages (Sixth Form only) in addition to our Boy Choristers (into Prep Year 4) and Girl Choristers (into 3rd Year of senior school) (in conjunction with Truro Cathedral).

All Scholarships are awarded on the understanding that the recipients maintain their good efforts and excellence in the field of choice.

There is also the opportunity for students within the school to apply for scholarship as they move into the 3rd Year and the Sixth Form.

Assessment Dates for 2020 intake

The closing date for Sixth Form scholarship and bursary applications is Friday, 8 November. The closing date for 11+/13+ scholarship and bursary applications is Friday, 13 December. Further details and application forms for each scholarship are available on our website.


Scholarships & Bursaries offered

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

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