Meet our Headmaster

Truro High School is a very special place.

I am extremely proud to be Headmaster after 14 years’ experience in independent education, including the last five as a senior leader at a girls’ school in Buckinghamshire. My daughter joined me at the School when we made the move to Cornwall and so I have been lucky enough to experience the welcoming atmosphere which surrounds this place as both a member of staff and parent.

We have a long tradition, dating back to 1880, of providing an all-round education to girls from a wide range of backgrounds. Each person is different and making the most of that individuality and maximising potential is what we’re all about. As a small school there is a warm sense of community here that is clearly visible around our campus. Pupils of all ages mix and interact freely and with confidence – supported and guided by an experienced and very dedicated body of staff. Perhaps it’s the Cornish air, or the friendly yet purposeful approach, but the buzz about the campus is one of happy girls and staff working together to make things happen.

Our aim is to make the most of the advantages of independent education and our single sex environment. As the only girls’ school in Cornwall, we firmly believe that girls develop and perform better when taught separately from boys. We can give them the space and opportunity to grow in confidence, to take on leadership roles and to learn the value of risk taking, perseverance and even making mistakes in an environment free from some of the societal and social pressures which our young people face in this fast-paced and demanding world. At Truro High we aim to nurture and equip young women to face the challenges of the future where a global perspective is needed, digital fluency is essential, and where adaptability, creativity, resilience and critical self-reflection are key.

Our pupils’ happiness is central to what we do; we firmly believe that happy girls achieve. We’re truly proud of our community – girls, staff, parents and Governors – we work together well.

Come and visit the School to see it in action. I would be delighted to meet with you and discuss your daughter’s future.



Glenn Moodie