At Truro High School we believe in ‘Girls First’. There should be no such thing as a typical Truro High School pupil, however, as one of the leading schools in Cornwall, our Mission Statement is:
To provide a personalised and happy all-round education that enables every girl to achieve her life and career aspirations.
We will achieve our Mission by:
In pursuit of these aims, the School will combine consultation and modern innovation; encourage a partnership between School and parents; develop the professional capacities of its staff; invest in first-class facilities, continue its strong association with the local community and maximise our capacity as the leading school in Cornwall.
Truro High School was founded as a Church of England school by the Bishop of Truro in 1880 and Anglican morals and ethics remain important to us. However, within this setting we welcome pupils of all faiths and none.
In November 2015 Truro High School joined the Methodist Independent Schools Trust (MIST). We believe that the aims and ethos of MIST naturally align with those of our School. MIST sets out its principles as follows:
The Methodist Church is engaged in education as part of its Christian mission in the world. Its schools will seek to extend the Methodist ethos and character and contribute to diversity in education.
The schools aim:
Methodist Schools are inclusive and unpretentious communities where individuals are valued, good order is respected, relationships cherished, and where excellence in its widest sense (academic, extra- curricular, lifestyle) is pursued. Methodist Schools encourage a sense of belonging, seek to improve lives and boldly expect the impossible. In Methodist Schools educational experiences and activities bring mind and heart, intellect and passion together. Methodist Schools work in mutually beneficial partnerships with each other and the wider Methodist Church.
During 2015 the Governors and the Senior Leadership Team of Truro High School spent a great deal of time reviewing our current direction and developing targets which will allow us to achieve this vision.
We have five core, strategic goals to achieve our 2020 Vision:
If you would like to find out more, please click here to read the Truro High School Strategic Plan 2015. Please contact our Headmistress, Mrs Sarah Matthews, by emailing headsPA@trurohigh.co.uk if you have any further questions.