Truro Prep School has become the only school in Cornwall to obtain the Youth Sports Trust Gold Quality Mark this year.

The Gold Quality Mark has been awarded by the Youth Sports Trust for excellence in the provision of physical education and school sport.

The Gold-level accreditation is held by only 36 schools across England with Truro Prep being the only school in the whole of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset to hold the status at this time. The Youth Sports Trust is a national charity that builds a brighter future for young people through the power of sport.

Sarah Patterson, head of Truro Prep School, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for the Youth Sport Trust, which recognises our commitment to delivering the best possible sporting experiences for the young people at our school.

"There are a whole range of educational, health and well-being benefits from delivering high quality PE and school sport, and we see on a regular basis that when it is delivered well it can transform the lives of all pupils.”

The school encourages all pupils to partake in over four hours of physical activity each week with a high proportion of pupils playing competitive school sport.

Youth Sports Trust report says: “The focus of the school is breadth, balance and health and this is obviously reflected in the PE and sport offer; there is a very broad range of activities on offer, which are enriched by the number of coaches who bring their own expertise. New activities such as bush craft, cycling and archery have added to the variety of opportunities."