Staff, students, parents and governors of Truro School are celebrating this week aft the school was rated excellent in both assessed areas in an inspection report published this week.

The report, from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), was the school’s first full inspection since 2012. Similar to the national state school inspection system led by Ofsted, Truro School was inspected over the course of four days by ISI without prior notice.

ISI award one of four scores to each aspect of school performance: excellent, good, sound or unsatisfactory. Truro School scored excellent ratings for the quality of pupils’ academic and other achievements and the quality of the pupils’ personal development

Headmaster Andrew Gordon-Brown, said: “I am delighted with this inspection report which captures the essence of our school rather beautifully. It highlights just how much there is to celebrate about our pupils, our staff and our place in the community.

"When I walk around school each day I observe boys and girls who love being here, who are happy, who are kind, and who are determined to be the best versions of themselves. The team of inspectors from the ISI who visited us recognised all of these qualities and have judged us to be excellent in all areas. It is very gratifying to be judged as so successful in achieving our aims and the report is a source of renewed determination as we continue our drive to be the leading independent day and boarding school in the South West.”

Kim Conchie, chair of governors at Truro School and Truro Prep, added: “Achieving the best possible inspection results at the Prep School in June, and now again at the senior school, reflects the commitment, devotion and energy our teachers and support staff give to ensuring students have the highest academic achievements and co-curricular opportunities like nowhere else in Cornwall.

"I am thrilled to hear that the inspectors felt that we were entirely successful in our mission of providing students with an education for life - one that prepares boys and girls for the real world.

“On behalf of the governors, I would like to thank the parents, the students, the teachers and all those who play their part in making Truro School this incredibly vibrant and successful community.”