The School has won a gold award for girls taking Home Economics at AS Level after out-performing all other English schools in its category. The prestigious annual awards, which are in their 9th year, are based on a detailed analysis of the most recent examination results, and are designed to highlight consistently good teaching.

Deputy Head, Marcia Smith, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be acknowledged in this way for our excellence in Home Economics. This is a very proud moment for Truro High and we are sure it will inspire and encourage all pupils who are working toward their A Levels.”

Ralph Lucas, Editor of The Good Schools Guide, comments: “Our annual awards scheme is designed to recognise and reward excellence in teaching in every subject area at both GCSE and A Level or equivalent. Our awards give individual teachers and departments where teaching is at its very best the recognition they deserve.”

The Good Schools Guide Awards are based on a series of calculations which take into account relative popularity and performance of the subject, absolute performance, and percentage of pupils taking the subject.

The Good Schools Guide is the largest independent guide to UK schools. The celebratory hard-back 20th Edition is available now and contains 1300 good schools across both the independent and state sectors. It is available from good book shops or on-line at