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Truro High School ranks in UK’s top 10 best value boarding schools

The summer has got off to a flying start for Cornwall’s top school, Truro High, which has been ranked in the top 10 best value boarding schools in the UK by the Telegraph.

With a boarding school education now estimated to cost half a million pounds, the Telegraph featured its pick of the best UK boarding schools which needn’t break the bank and cost under £30,000 a year. 

One of the elite few to be selected by the national newspaper, Truro High School was praised for the individual attention it offers pupils and the “impressive” results they achieve.

This year saw 82% of all passes at A Level graded A* – B compared to a national average of 53%. 42% of these grades were an A* or A whilst at GCSE, 47% were graded A*-A or equivalent.

Superb exam results again paid dividends for the top performing school this year with government league tables ranking Truro High in the top 5% nationally for value added at A Level. The school is also ranked top in Cornwall and well within the top 200 independent schools in the country for GCSE and A Level in the Sunday Times Schools Guide.

Head of Boarding Dr Liz Dollins, who joined the school last September from Cheltenham Ladies College, said: “Not only are we dedicated to high-quality education for girls, but believe that this, and a wide range of extra-curricular activities, should be accessible to as many girls as possible, so I am delighted to see our ethos reflected in our being placed within the Telegraph’s top ten best value boarding schools. We have girls joining us from all around the world as well as the UK to be part of the Truro High family and it’s really lovely to see their hard work and successes recognised – it goes to show that happy girls really can and do achieve.” 

The school was also praised for its “strong emphasis… on STEM subjects”, sports facilities, encouragement of music and leavers’ destinations which have recently included Imperial, Exeter, Bristol and Manchester.

Take a look at the article in full here

Want to be part of the success? Find out more about Cornwall’s top school for GCSE and A Level by contacting the Registrar, Miss Catie Shaw, on 01872 242904 or email

Published by: Grace Kennard
Categorised in: News

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