Truro High School for Girls

An exciting journey awaits girls as they enter our school; a vibrant community where intellectual curiosity, collaboration and creativity are encouraged and celebrated.

We are a school where ambitious goals are realised and students are encouraged to be the best they can be.

A place where even the most able students are stretched and challenged, we are extremely proud that our students consistently attain high standards academically in all disciplines. This year, 85% of all grades at A Level were at A*/A – three times the national average. 97% of all passes were at grades A*-B, the overall pass rate was 100% and all girls were accepted to their first choice universities. Results like this mean we are considered one of the best schools in the country but it’s about so much more than incredible academics.

Unparalleled extra curricular, academic enrichment and leadership opportunities combined with an ethos that places wellbeing at the heart of the curriculum, prepares our girls for the future and equips them with the skills they need to make their bold and ambitious dreams a reality. The girls view their teachers as mentors and benefit from the equipment and resources in every subject to stretch far beyond the syllabus and up to undergraduate level if that is where their intellectual curiosity leads them.

When they eventually leave us for the world’s top universities, every student is confident that she has the skills to succeed in whatever she chooses to do and that she is absolutely ready for the exciting challenges that lie ahead.

Truro High School is a finalist in the the Independent Schools of the Year Awards. It is the only school in Cornwall to be shortlisted for the awards and reaching the finals now places it in the top 5 schools in the UK.

At Truro High School, every girl is individually known and nurtured with bespoke support and mentoring. Within our halls, girls flourish into confident, resilient and articulate young adults, ready to embrace the challenge of life beyond school with courage and compassion.

Truro High School for Girls is a leading independent day and boarding school for girls aged 4 to 18. Founded in 1880, it continues to be regarded as one of the top girls’ schools in the UK providing a vibrant and holistic first-class education to girls for 140 years.

Essentials

  • Head Mrs Sarah Matthews
  • Mrs Sarah Matthews
  • Age range 4 - 18
  • Day / Boarding
    • Day
    • Full Boarding
    • Weekly Boarding
    • Flexi Boarding
  • Religious affiliation Church of England
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
  • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Other exams WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition, Bronze Arts Award: Level 1 Award in the Arts, Silver Arts Award: Level 2 Award in the Arts, Gold Arts Award: Level 3 Certificate in the Arts, First Aid at Work Qualification, RLSA National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, Teach English as a Foreign Language Qualification
  • Fees (per term) September 2020 - July 2021
  • Prep/Junior School
    • Day: £2,717 - £4,535
    • Boarding: £8,906 - £9,641
  • Senior School
    • Day: £4,838
    • Boarding: £9,186 - £9,890
  • Sixth Form
    • Day: £4.838
    • Boarding: £9,186 - £9,890
  • Find out more about fees >
  • Exams
    • Exams
    • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
    • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
    • Other exams WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Food Science and Nutrition, Bronze Arts Award: Level 1 Award in the Arts, Silver Arts Award: Level 2 Award in the Arts, Gold Arts Award: Level 3 Certificate in the Arts, First Aid at Work Qualification, RLSA National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, Teach English as a Foreign Language Qualification
  • Fees (per term)
    • Fees (per term) September 2020 - July 2021
    • Prep/Junior School
      • Day: £2,717 - £4,535
      • Boarding: £8,906 - £9,641
    • Senior School
      • Day: £4,838
      • Boarding: £9,186 - £9,890
    • Sixth Form
      • Day: £4.838
      • Boarding: £9,186 - £9,890
    • Find out more about fees >

Bursaries & Scholarships

Scholarships

Academic, music, sport, art and drama scholarships are based on talent and potential. They are awarded on entry to Year 7 and Year 9. On occasion they may be offered for entry to Year 8 and Year 10. They are capped at 5% of standard tuition fees and are reviewed annually.

Scholarships are noted on all applications to university.

Please note that pupils seeking a music, sport, art or drama scholarship must perform competently in entrance examinations.

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.

Sixth Form

Sixth Form Academic Scholarships are based on Numeracy and Literacy papers and are capped at a maximum of 10% against standard tuition fees.

Bursaries

Bursaries 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 Headmistress 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.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • HM Forces discounts
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Lump-sum payment discounts
  • Music scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sport scholarships

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Truro High School for Girls in action

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

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