Falmouth Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2HU
10 reasons to choose Truro High Prep School
Truro High Prep School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 85. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Truro and one of the 3 best primary schools for 5 miles.
Truro High Prep School is an independent prep day and boarding school for girls between the ages of 4 and 11 years. Boarding from Year 3 for the 10% of pupils who board. 90% are full boarders and 10% are weekly or flexi boarders. It is a Church of England school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is the prep school to Truro High School, an all-through school to age 18. Day fees at Truro High Prep School range from £3,069 (Rec) to £5,124 per term (2023/24). Full boarding fees are £10,998 per term.
Average class size
Truro High Prep School has one class per year and an average class size of 16 pupils.
At the end of Year 6, most Prep pupils move up to Truro High School.
The Truro High Prep School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and also includes PSHEE, STEM, ‘Big Thinking’ (philosophy, critical thinking), French, Spanish, Latin. As part of the whole school mission to make girls ‘Future Ready’, the ‘Learn Challenge Curriculum’ promotes enquiry-based learning, and personal responsibility for learning. Homework, other than maths and English, is a long term ‘Curiosity Project’, a child-led enquiry-based research project. The school offers each pupil between 5 and 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 3 sometimes using the school’s Outdoor Learning Centre.
Specialist teachers for sport, music and languages throughout, science from Year 5, and for most subjects in Year 6.
Sport at Truro High Prep School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Truro High Prep School
Art and music are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. Drama and dance from Year 5. All pupils learn an instrument in class and half take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Choir and orchestra. The choir has a strong track record in national choral competitions. Each pupil may participate in up to 10 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 6.00pm. Facility for occasional boarding.
Find another school near Truro High Prep School
Truro High School (0 miles); Truro School (1.5 miles); St Piran’s School, Hayle (20.2 miles); Plymouth College (53.3 miles).
Truro and Penwith College (2.7 miles); Treviglas Community College (13.7 miles); Camborne Science and International Academy (13.8 miles).