Truro High School shortlisted for Independent Schools of the Year Awards

Pupils and staff are celebrating at Truro High School which has just been shortlisted for a national award for educational excellence.

One of only a handful of schools in the South West to be selected, Truro High School has been shortlisted for the Independent Schools of the Year Awards 2018.

The all-girls independent school is the only educational establishment in Cornwall to make the cut.

Whittled down from the hundreds of schools from across the country in 17 different categories, the shortlist includes schools such as Roedean, Benenden, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Eton and Rugby. 

The national awards aim to highlight the quality of the student experience in independent schools and celebrate the varied and innovative ways in which the winning institutions prepare pupils for their future lives.

Headmistress Mrs Sarah Matthews said: “It is incredibly exciting to be shortlisted. There is tough competition for the awards and this is truly a reflection of the wonderful enthusiasm of the girls and the hard work put in by their teachers, and indeed all our staff, to make sure that everyone makes the most of every day at Truro High. We want all our girls to think big and have bold ambitions and I think it is this energy and appetite for learning that has caught the eye of the competition’s judges.”

The winners of all categories in the annual Independent Schools of the Year Awards 2018 will be announced later in the autumn.

The news follows an exciting start to the term at the School which has just been ranked 68th in the UK and top in Devon and Cornwall for A Level results. It’s understood to be the first time a school from Cornwall has broken into the exclusive Top 100 Independent Schools league table which considers the results of more than 2,500 private schools around the UK.

Truro High is ranked in the top 5% of schools and colleges in the country for value-added at A Level and is Cornwall’s top school for A Level and GCSE results in the Sunday Times Schools Guide. The School has also recently been listed by the Telegraph in the Top 10 Best Value Boarding Schools in the UK.

Those interested in joining Truro High can take a closer look around at Prep & Senior Open Morning in Saturday 13 October and Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday 9 October. For more information please contact the Registrar, Miss Catie Shaw, on 01872 242904.

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