<p>Truro High School is an independent day and boarding school for girls in Truro, Cornwall. The school consists of a co-educational Nursery school and girls-only Prep School, Senior School and Sixth Form. It is a member of the Girls' Schools Association and MyDaughter.
The school was founded in 1880 by the future archbishop Edward White Benson, then Bishop of Truro. As well as establishing Truro High School, Bishop Benson also oversaw the building of Truro Cathedral before moving on to become Archbishop of Canterbury.
The school was started as an all girls' school with just seven pupils and moved to its present site in 1896. By the 1950s, pupil numbers were up to almost 500. During the early 1970s it was a direct grant grammar school before becoming independent when the system was abolished in 1976. Both boys and girls were welcome in both its Pre-Prep and Sixth Form at various stages in its development. It continues to welcome boys in the Nursery and they currently make up about 33% of the nursery children.
Its first headmistress was Amy Key. A history of the school has been written by her daughter Amy Key Clarke.
The school celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2005.
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