A newly-published inspection report has awarded an independent school in Cornwall the highest grades possible.

Truro School, a co-ed day and boarding school for pupils aged 3 to 18, achieved ‘Excellent’ status in all areas and at all age groups.

The inspection was performed by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), the official body for periodically assessing independent schools.

Carried out in two stages, Truro Prep School was first scrutinised in the summer with a report made public in July. The senior school inspection then followed in mid-October resulting in this week’s published results, confirming the top possible score at all age groups.

Chair of governors, Kim Conchie, said: “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.”