Whatever her ability, we believe that ‘this girl can’
We are firm believers in the mantra that ‘this girl can’ and sport plays an important role in the lives of students at Truro High School. Whether they represent their country as part of a national squad or simply relish the thrill of honing their skills at a brand-new sport, our team of top level coaches ensure that getting active and pushing boundaries are seen as both indispensable and enjoyable.
The department is led by Kat Redd, winner of England Hockey’s prestigious national Coach of the Year Award 2019.
We know the value sport adds to every student’s education and offer a wide and varied programme of sporting activity designed to stretch and challenge even the most able.
It all starts right from the age of four years old with hockey, netball, swimming, football and athletics amongst the most popular sports. As the girls progress through the school, the opportunities continue to grow and grow with options ranging from rock climbing, kayaking and surfing to street dance and yoga.
We have our own all-weather astro pitch and a 22.5 metre swimming pool, as well as a sports hall, tennis courts, dance studio, netball courts and football pitch.
We have more than our fair share of sporting stars and our Prep and Senior school teams regularly make it to the regional and national finals, as well as students earning individual places in the South West and, indeed, UK squads. To support the aspirations of these top sportswomen, our Elite Sports Pathway Programme offers one-to-one mentoring in order to help girls manage their busy schedules playing for the country’s top teams.
Our hockey teams have this year excelled on the pitch and we are currently home to one national, one regional and five county champion teams. Students who are part of our brand-new Swim Squad also continue to thrive at regional and national competitions with the support of Cornwall’s leading swim coaches and we are home to give regional champion athletes.