Welcome to Truro High School Old Girls

Hello everyone!

The site is a place for past pupils to keep in touch and up-to-date with everyone's latest news.

So if you've moved on to pastures new, started a new job, graduated, retired, got married, got into uni, had a baby, had a grandchild or perhaps just climbed Mount Everest then we want to hear from you!

Membership is open to all former pupils of Truro High School and we have members of all ages from recent leavers to those much older! 

There is no charge for joining so please go to the 'register' tab above and fill in your details.

Coming up:

Old Girls are welcome at all school events, our next events are:

Reunion on Saturday 27 June for Leavers from 1976 to 1980

THSOGA is pleased to announce a reunion, at the School, of the above year groups: to include 5th year leavers who left in 1974 and 1975, and Lower 6th leavers who left in 1975.  These have proved to be extremely successful in the past, with friendships rekindled and many memories provoked.  A lunch will be held in the Dining Room (for which there will be a nominal charge) and tours of the School organised for those interested.  Full details of this event will follow in future newsletters, and also via email for Old Girls already registered with us.

If you would like to attend this reunion, and put your name on the list for catering purposes, please let Marianne Inskip know by e-mailing or writing to 19 Tara Vale, Crantock, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 5SR or phoning 01637-830092.

The plan is to meet at 11.00am for tours of the school followed by lunch at 1.00pm in the Rashleigh/Dalvenie Dining Room.    Please pass on this information to others from your year.    If they wish to register onto the database they can do so online at and this will ensure they receive updates regarding the reunion and other THSOGA events.   If they do not have access to a computer Marianne Inskip, OGA Secretary, (details below) can arrange for them to receive newsletters by post.

Anniversary reunions

We are happy to host  anniversary reunions for different year groups.  Recently we have had ladies who returned to celebrate 20, 30 and 40 years since leaving Truro High School.  Please contact our Development Officer, Fiona Osman if you are planning a special celebration by emailing or calling 01872 272830.

About our most recent reunions:

In November 2013 we held a 40th anniversary reunion for those who left between 1971-75.  42 Old Girls and 8 former members of staff attended for tours of the school and lunch.   More recently the Class of '84 held their 30th anniversary reunion on 28 June 2014 with 25 ladies attending, and in August 2014, Upper Sixth leavers from 1994 held a lunch and reunion at the School.  In November 2014 we held a reunion lunch for those who left between 1955-65, which was well attended and enjoyed by all.  Take a look at our facebook page (Truro  High Old Girls' - link at the top of this page) to see the photos and who has been back to School for these reunions!

'Back to School Day' - Autumn Term 2015

If you would like to come to an Old Girls' 'Back to School Day' please let us know.  This is your chance to return to Truro High for coffee, two lessons and lunch.  Details of subjects will be available nearer the time, so please let us know if you would like to register for this and confirm that we have your correct contact details. If we don't have them, please fill in an OGA contact information form (go to the 'register' tab above) and we will contact you by email or post, whichever you request.  Please let Clare Harris know if you would like to attend this popular event:

Feedback from our last event...

"Just a quick email to thank you so much for all your wonderful organising skills for the recent 'Back to School day'. Both Ann and I really enjoyed it. It was so relaxing and it was such a pleasure to meet everyone, even if they weren't necessarily in our school year group. Please thank everyone involved, including all the teachers and pupils involved. I think you have struck a winning format here!" Jennie Thomas (nee Tinney)

"Thank you so much for helping to arrange the Back to School Day. It was so well organised and everyone was so welcoming. I know I can speak for my sister Jennie Thomas, and Carolyn Hendra, and say that we had a really lovely day - so much reminiscing as well as some excellent lesson experiences. We may well be back next year if the Day is repeated!" Ann Werry (nee Tinney)

"Thank you a most enjoyable day at school. Jan and I talked a lot about our day, our lessons and the other old girls that we met. It was wonderful to see how the school has moved ahead. We would like to return again at some point to meet some more familiar faces from our school years.  Thank you for your part in organising this event. It was a great opportunity, and one which we shall encourage other old girls to experience. Joanna West (nee Sly) and Jan Hounsell (nee Sly)

"Thank you so much for arranging such a super visit.  I did appreciate your efforts on my behalf and the two lessons I finished up with were fascinating.  I was particularly interested to see how RE is taught nowadays and also had the opportunity to chat to Mr. Mothersole over lunch.  The staff are always so welcoming on what must actually prove to be quite a disruptive day so I should be grateful if you would thank Fiona and all her colleagues on my behalf. " Judith Mott (nee Millington).

Keeping in touch: if you would prefer not to register online and have not already completed an Old Girls' Contact Information Form, please download a form here and return it to: THSOGA c/o Marianne Inskip, 19 Tara Vale, Crantock, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5SR (or email it to:  If you have any queries regarding THSOGA please do feel free to contact Marianne direct. 

Do please let us know if your details (name, address, email, etc) change so that we can keep our records up-to-date and relevant!

Are you on Facebook?

We have a Facebook page for those of you who enjoy social media: Truro High Old Girls' or see link above.  Please 'like' it and tell all your school friends,  sisters, mums, aunties, daughters, grand-daughters, cousins, god-mothers, etc. who came here and are part of our community!

And now a message from your Chairman Sue Dowding:

Having been a past Secretary and Committee Member of the Old Girls' Committee for many years I was delighted to be asked to be Chairman of the Old Girls' Association. I was duly elected at the AGM in September and will endeavour to carry on in the Old Girls' tradition of supporting the school and its pupils.

I came to the school in October 1957 when Miss Engledow was still Headmistress. My early schooling had been in Ghana, West Africa where by father was working for the Ashanti Gold Fields Company who were involved in gold mining. In the eleven happy years I spent at Truro High School I made lifelong friends, who although far flung, I still see today and I am sure this has much to do with the atmosphere created within the School.

My main aim whilst I am Chairman is to try to persuade as many Old Girls who live locally to support me by coming back to school, not as Committee members but just by attending some of the Old Girls' events, as well as the many organised by the School. The websites will be our greatest assets in this aim and I look forward to working with the Headmistress and her staff as well as the hardworking members of the Old Girls' Committee.

Aim and Objectives of the Old Girls' Association

The aim of the Association is to keep alive the special spirit and ethos of the school.

To meet this aim the objectives are:
- to encourage former pupils and teachers to keep in touch with each other and to establish and maintain links with the school.
- to maintain a list of former pupils, their addresses and other appropriate details.
- to raise funds and invite and receive contributions by way of loans, subscription, donation or otherwise.
- to hold reunions and social events at the school and elsewhere.
- to provide support and assistance to the school.

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