Keeping Connected

Number 22 - September 2021

Employment Opportunity!

We are seeking a Development and Alumni Relations Manager to become part to the Truro School team.

This is an exciting and positive opportunity to become part of the team that binds together the current School pupils and staff with the wider community and alumni. This role is responsible for building a dynamic community whilst creating opportunities for support of our development including raising funds for the Truro School Foundation and for developing strategy and tactics to launch and manage fundraising activities and the highest standards of donor stewardship.

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Chapel 94th Anniversary

Join us on Sunday 3 October at 12 midday to celebrate the 94th anniversary since the School Chapel Foundation stone was laid.

The Truro School Chapel Foundation Stone was laid on 8 June 1927 by the Prince of Wales. Some years back the date of this annual celebration was moved to the beginning of the academic year because the June date meant 5th Year and Upper Sixth had either left or were on study leave. Holding the service earlier meant that sometimes former students could sing in the choir before going off to university

This year the Canon Chancellor Revd Alan Bashforth from the Cathedral will be our guest preacher and the Chamber Choir (which includes the girl choristers) will be singing. Former pupils are invited to attend as are the Friends of Truro School and there is an open invite to staff, pupils and parents. 

Fran Brown CO03

On Saturday, 28 August 2021, Old Truronian 
Fran Brown CO03 narrowly missed out on a medal after placing fourth in the Women's PTS2 Triathlon Event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Click the link below to read the Falmouth Packet's report.

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Read Fran's story 'from Truronian to Triathlete' in the December Truronian.

School News:
Truro School Golf Society

We are delighted to announce the second Truro School Golf Society event will be held on Monday
1st November at Carlyon Bay Golf Club.

Meet: 11:15am
Format: Texas Scramble
First tee: 12:07
Cost: Golf and a meal £40

There is no requirement to have a handicap or to have ever played before and Mr Glynn Hooper would love to get a few new faces along!

If you are interested in joining us for the day, please email Glynn -

Email Mr Glynn Hooper

Old Truronian Feature: 
John Clymo CO46

John Clymo CO46 was one of several scholarship recipients who began their time at Truro School in the year World War II started. He was relieved to find the war didn’t have much effect on his school experience. John’s Truro School education enabled him to secure a rare ‘straight from school’ place to read Economics at University College London before pursuing a career with British Electric Traction. His jobs in the transport industry lead to him working abroad in Jamaica and Kenya with his family before moving back to Cornwall in retirement.

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School News:
Introducing the New Head Girl and Head Boy and our Senior Prefect Team for 2021/22

Congratulations to Lara and Ben S as they begin their Head Girl and Head Boy roles for the 2021-22 academic year along with Deputy Head Girl Lulu, Deputy Head Boy Seb and their Senior Prefect Team.


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Old Truronian Feature: 
Veronica Chow CO16

Veronica Chow CO16 found her experience as an international boarder at Truro School ‘unforgettable’. She enjoyed meeting friends from all over the world and values the support she received from Miss Thompson (TS 2012 - 2017) during the UCAS process, which led to her undertaking a bachelor’s degree in Engineering at the University of Manchester. After completing her degree, Veronica moved back to Hong Kong where she is now pursuing a career in engineering whilst studying for her Civil Infrastructure Engineering and Management Masters.

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Join us on LinkedIn

Maintain your connection with the Truro School network via our Truro School Connected LinkedIn Group.

Reconnect with Old Truronians in your industry and across the globe and keep up to date with news and reunions.

Find us now at Truro School Connected on LinkedIn.


In the Garden

Can you name the wildlife found on the Truro School site?


Found by the greenhouses.


Found on the Prep site.


Found in the wild flower meadow by the orchard.

Scroll to the bottom to find the answers.

School News:
Pupils receive an excellent set of GCSE results

On 12 August 2021, girls and boys, day and boarding, at Truro School, received an excellent set of GCSE and iGCSE results. In a unique year, 67% of all results were graded 9-7, with 47% at 9-8 and 28% at grade 9. More important is that each individual pupil has faced and overcome their own personal challenges during the pandemic.

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Old Truronian Feature: 
Bert Biscoe CO71

Bert (Martin Montagu) Biscoe CO71 was the eldest of five Biscoe brothers to have attended Truro School between 1961 and 1980. He spent many years as a musician before moving into politics and later becoming the Mayor of Truro in 2019. Bert’s latest venture entails leading guided walks around Truro on the history and characters of Cornwall's capital.

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Archive Attic: 
September 1921 - A new era dawns

The summer of 1921 saw a changing of the guard at Truro School. Long-time headmaster H.W. Vinter (TS 1883-1921, Head from 1890) retired, as did several other members of staff, so the new Autumn Term saw the introduction of some new faces at the school. Take a look to find out who they were.

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Read Tributes

Maria's Recipe:
Apple Crumble Traybake
"Time for a nice family bake, so this month our recipe is for a lovely Apple Crumble Traybake, perfect for using up a glut of early Autumn apples! This is lovely served warm as a dessert with cream, or cut up and stored in an airtight tin to tuck into at coffee or tea time."
Maria Taylor CO86
Head of Truro Cookery School

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Kim's Comment:
A View from the Chamber

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Local to Truro?

Truro Brass Band are looking to recruit new members.
The Band meet every Thursday evening at 7pm – 9pm in the Truro Cemetery Chapel, St Clements Hill, Truro. For more information or if you are interested in joining please contact Mr Chris Medlin at

Discounted Gym Membership
Old Truronians (under 25) and parents of current Truro School pupils can take advantage of discounted Associate Membership for the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre gym and swimming pool.

A 12 month membership is just £130
(equivalent of £10.83 per month)
A no contract monthly membership
(Direct Debit) costs £15 per month.

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: 01872 246050

In the Garden Answers

1. Slow worm - 'Anguis fragilis'
2. Southern marsh orchid - 'Dactylorhiza praetermissa'
3. Oak bush cricket - 'Meconema thalassinum'

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Development and Alumni Relations
Amanda Forde (Development & Alumni Relations Officer)
Jo Wood (School Archivist) |
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