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An outstanding education
Truro High – one of the
AT £3,225 per term, Old Swinford
Hospital also offers exceptional
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Located near Birmingham, within
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TRURO High School for Girls Caroline continues: “In Sixth excels in music, sport, the
11-18 years, with girls admitted as
moves into its 130th anniversary Form, all our students do an creative arts and drama.
day students in the Sixth Form.
year with a long list of fresh extended project as well as A This year alone, two pupils are
Students are supported by a strong
accolades to add to its proud Levels. amongst the top ten athletes for
pastoral care system, combined with
heritage. “The project takes the form their age group in high jump and
an ethos of traditional values and
At the beginning of 2009 it of a university-style dissertation the pentathlon.
high expectations.
received an outstanding report on a personally chosen topic. It Personal tours of the school
A varied programme of outdoor
from the Independent Schools has proved a very useful way for and taster days can be arranged
pursuits, sports and cultural
Inspectorate and was named as top universities to differentiate on request.
activities ensures that there is always
one of the best girls’ boarding between candidates.” For information, call 01872
something to look forward to at the
schools in England. In June In addition to standard 272830 or visit www.trurohigh.
weekend. The popular cadet force
it also won the 2009 Good curriculum subjects, the school
now numbers over 150 recruits.
Schools Award for achieving
the best physical education and
sports results at AS Level in the
Consistently placed at
the top of the South West
academic league tables, Truro
Victoria in
High boasts small class sizes,
a beautiful location, excellent
Education facilities – including a brand new
modern language block – and
a dedicated teaching staff who
are all committed to bringing out
the best in every individual.
New boarding accommodation WITH the new academic year number of pupils, including a visit
was opened last year, boasting beginning on Tuesday 18th August, to Bisley, the world-famous home
spacious rooms with lovely Queen Victoria School looks back
of rifl e shooting, to participate in
views and en-suite shower on a summer of activity, and
the annual schools’ competition
rooms. forward to a busy and rewarding
Girls and boys are accepted new session.
Over 20 members of the pipe
into the nursery from the age of A group of pupils of various
EDUCATIONAL ALLOWANCES band travelled with staff to Basel
three and then it is girls only from ages, and one Queen Victoria
in Switzerland in mid July, to take
reception through to Sixth Form. teacher, undertook an expedition
part in the Tattoo there.
Year 6 pupils get automatic entry ADMISSIONS TO SCHOOLS to Malawi this summer, following
Over several weeks, Queen
into the senior school. a similar trip to Peru three years
Victoria School pipers and
“Girls learn in a different way ago.
drummers played their part in
to boys and we are able to A combination of exploration,
every performance, working
adapt our teaching methods to community help and cultural
alongside professionals from a
take account of that fact,” says experience means that these trips
headmistress Caroline Pascoe,
number of countries including
have a life-changing effect on
a former British Olympian.
adult musicians from the British
those who participate.CEAS is here to help you!
“They have plenty of
Ar my.
They also count towards the
opportunities to interact with
Such experiences are
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme,
invaluable in developing practice
Contact us on:
boys but, in the classroom, they and several pupils are hoping to
are able to concentrate on their
and performance skills, social
complete their gold award this
01980 61 8244 or
studies, developing both their year – a remarkable achievement
maturity and a realisation of what
self-confi dence and their self- for pupils still at school.
professionalism entails!
esteem. Cadet camps have occupied a
Following another crop of good
exam results – Queen Victoria’s
results are consistently above the
national averages – many leavers
are heading for university; others
are going on to colleges or to
Around 40 new pupils began
their time at the school in mid-
They all have at least one parent
who is a Scottish member of the
UK Armed Forces or has served in
Fully funded by the Ministry of
Defence, Queen Victoria School
provides stability and continuity
of education – academically, on
the games fi eld and more widely
– for children whose family
circumstances will typically have
seen them move through four or
fi ve schools, in different education
systems, before coming to Queen
Victoria at the age of ten.
If you would like to know more
about the school, please contact
the admissions secretary on 0131
310 2927 or visit the website






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