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18 January 2010 / Truro High In Top 200 Nationally

According to league tables published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, a staggering 98 per cent of the 62 pupils who sat their GCSE exams at Truro High last year achieved five A*-Cs, including English and Maths. The national average is around 50 per cent and in Cornwall it is 49 per cent. The outstanding results earned the school 185th place in the table.

Truro High is the only school in Cornwall to have made the top 200 and it is one of only 8 secondarys in the region to have achieved that honour.

As well as topping Cornwall's league table for GCSE results, the school also earned first place for its A level results with an average point score per candidate of 868.8. The school achieved a 100 per cent pass rate in all A level and GCSE exams last summer.

Caroline Pascoe, headmistress of Truro High School, which was first established in 1880, said: "The evidence in support of girls-only education is incontrovertible and growing. At Truro High we create an environment tailored to girls, one that encourages their desire to learn and fosters an increasing confidence in their own judgement and risk taking. We also celebrate female success as being normal, expected and limitless. We have a very strong work ethic and a committed, dedicated staff who have the experience and expertise needed to bring out the very best in everyone.

"The close relationship we have with parents also plays an important part in providing the happy, fun environment in which their daughters thrive."

Truro High is an independent boarding and day school which takes pupils from the age of 3 to 18. Entry is open to boys and girls in the Nursery and then to girls only from Reception through to Sixth Form. Year 6 pupils get automatic entry into the Senior School.

In addition to its latest accolade, Truro High has also been named as one of the top 20 girls' boarding schools in the country and as one of the best schools in the country for AS level Sport results. Two pupils currently top the official UK rankings for athletics.

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