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Truro School

Address: Trennick Lane, Truro TR1 1TH, United Kingdom
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Description Truro School

  • Founded: in 1880
  • Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK
  • Age of students: 3-18 years
  • Total number of students: 1050 people
  • Type of accommodation: full-board or full board (residence, available from 11 years old)
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • Language of instruction: English.

Truro School (private school Truro School) has a rich history (founded in 1880) and an excellent reputation, which allows it to provide full-cycle educational services of the highest quality: there are about thousand boys and girls from 3 to 18 years old. The guesthouse deservedly is considered one of the best in the UK: all without exception guests, students and graduates celebrate a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, an excellent teaching staff, a comfortable and beautiful campus, extensive opportunities for self-development and education. How else can there be in school, the motto of which is "To be, not to appear"?

The structure of Truro School includes three units - each with its own building, territory, educational facilities and infrastructure:

  • Prep School (primary school, 3-11)
  • Senior School (middle class, 11-16)
  • Sixth Form (senior, graduating classes, 16-18).

About 40% of students are foreigners, which forms an international, intercultural atmosphere and opportunities for additional education. Foreigners are provided with an adaptation program and an additional supporting English course (EAL), which they can attend throughout the entire study cycle.

The school is famous for the academic successes of its students, not least thanks to the individual, personal approach: classes include no more than 24 people, and thematic and creative groups and up to 15 children. Data on academic performance for 2013 are more than eloquent:

  • GCSE: 99% of students earned passing grades A * -C in 5 subjects or more, and 30% achieved the highest score A * -A (passing 10 or more disciplines!)
  • A-level: 28% of graduates received high scores (А *, А, В), and in the certificate at 77% there is at least one mark А
  • All applicants for seats in Cambridge and Oxford (6 people) were successfully enrolled.

The school is regularly checked by independent and respected supervisory bodies - for example, the commission of the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in 2015 noted the following successes:

  • "Excellent": the level of children's upbringing, the quality of childcare
  • "Good": academic successes of children, work with parents, quality and organization of the curriculum, learning conditions, childcare and safety, organization of out-of-class education, quality of school management, living conditions and quality of teaching.

Officially the school belongs to the Methodist church, but children of any confession and religion can study here.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Truro School

Program name
from 10 615 £ / term


A two-year program that leads children aged 14-16 to receive a certificate of incomplete secondary education (General Certificate of Secondary Education). Students are engaged in a fairly extensive curriculum and pass on final examinations 8-10 directions:

1) Mandatory for all (required):

  • English
  • English literature
  • mathematics
  • natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology)
  • sport and physical development
  • computer science.

2) Electives:

  • business fundamentals
  • foreign languages ​​(modern and classical)
  • history
  • drama and theatrical art
  • Religious Studies (Theology)
  • art and design
  • geography
  • music and others.

The cost of schooling is (for 1 person / term, day / full board, respectively):

  • 1-5 classes = 4190 £ / 7900 £
  • Senior classes (Sixth Form) = 4075 £ / 7900 £.
from 10 615 £ / term


The program for students of 16-18 years (Sixth Form), occupying 2 years and specializing in preparation for the university. The complexity and the balance of the course allow holders of the certificate with high scores not to pass additional entrance examinations and tests.

Students can fully concentrate on the most priority areas of knowledge and subjects: in the first year (AS-level) they are studied 4-5, on the second - only 3-4, on which exams are taken. However, the possibilities for selection are broad:

  • English Language and Literature
  • Economy
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Basics of Business
  • Accounting
  • Technology & Design
  • Higher Mathematics
  • Theatrical and dramatic art
  • Modern foreign languages ​​(to choose from)
  • Media and Media
  • Music
  • Mathematics
  • Art
  • History
  • Geography
  • Information and communication technologies.

The cost of schooling is (for 1 person / term, day / full board, respectively):

  • 1-5 classes = 4190 £ / 7900 £
  • Senior classes (Sixth Form) = 4075 £ / 7900 £.

Accommodation and food

At Truro School there are several options for the boardinghouse: partial, weekly and full. For children 4 spacious, comfortable residences are organized (2 men and 2 women, with accommodation taking into account the age principle) with cozy double rooms, sitting rooms and kitchens. In each house there lives a caretaker who, with his team, provides care and care for children, helps with solving any problems.

For boarders on weekends, some fun and exciting activities are arranged: searching for Indiana Jones-style treasures, quad biking, team games and sports days, riding lessons, parties, joint screenings.

Board meals in the common dining room are varied, tasty and nutritious, with lots of fresh fruit (a vegetarian diet is available).

Events Truro School

Almost all students of Truro School are engaged in sports on an ongoing basis:

  • rounders
  • fencing
  • water sports (including surfing)
  • Athletics
  • badminton
  • jujitsu and other martial arts, martial arts
  • tennis
  • cricket
  • squash
  • schachmaty
  • football
  • sailing
  • rugby
  • netball
  • swimming.

It is worth mentioning the unique for Great Britain Surfing Academy, owned by Truro School. Athletes of the Academy demonstrate impressive results: they regularly compete in competitions even at the world level, they go to Portugal every year for special gatherings, and in 2017 one of the pupils became the best in the UK and four more became a part of the national team for this sport.

Successful athletes in teams and teams regularly protect the honor of the school at regional, national and even international competitions.

The musical direction is very in demand - in this respect it is one of the most developed schools in the southwest of England: pupils of music sections give more than 60 concerts and performances a year, which many visitors from other cities and counties seek to attend.

There are more than 70 clubs, clubs and sections on interests, and on Wednesdays in the afternoon, general events of sports, creative, intellectual or socially useful subjects are organized.

Equipment Truro School

Truro School is located in the homonymous city of Cornwall (about 4 hours drive from London) on a high beautiful hill, just 10 minutes walk from the center of the town and its main attractions (the old Old Year, the majestic cathedral of the XIX century). Truro is considered the southernmost city of Great Britain and is located on the river of the same name. The county of Cornwall is located on the peninsula and is washed by the Celtic Sea (the Atlantic Ocean, the waters of the English Channel): here is the mild, pleasant and sunniest climate in the country, which provides ample opportunities for recreation and water sports.

The campus of the Truro school is superbly equipped with everything necessary for children and schoolchildren:

  • classrooms and classes for classes with modern equipment
  • modern scientific and practical laboratories
  • own theater for 200 seats
  • creative classes and rehearsal workshops
  • School of Music
  • own gallery for exhibitions and creative events
  • A chapel with an excellent Steinway organ
  • two swimming pools (the length of the tracks is 25 meters)
  • spacious gym
  • tennis courts
  • numerous sports fields, grounds for team games / individual training
  • residential residences
  • conference rooms and lecture halls, meeting rooms.

Term dates and fees

The cost of schooling is (for 1 person / term, day / full board, respectively):

  • 1-5 classes = 4190 £ / 7900 £
  • Senior classes (Sixth Form) = 4075 £ / 7900 £.

The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee (non-refundable) = 250 £
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition (= 1 trimester cost)
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents = from £ 100
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 10615 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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