Polwhele House School

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 13 years

About Polwhele House School

Polwhele House is a co-educational, independent, day and boarding preparatory school in Truro, Cornwall, for children aged 3 to 13. Founded in 1976 as Boscawen Rose School for pupils aged 3 to 8, the school moved to its present site in 1981, when it extended the age range to 13. 

Polwhele House is based in a historic manor house, within 32 acres of gardens, playing fields, park and woodland. 


Mr Alex McCullough   

Values and vision 

Polwhele House aims to provide a friendly, stimulating and caring environment where every pupil feels valued and involved. It offers a thorough and appropriate academic education, enabling children to achieve their potential. 

The preparatory school seeks to provide a wide range of opportunities for pupils, allowing them to discover areas of activity in which they can excel or take pleasure. In addition, it aims to foster strong moral values within a Christian framework and equip pupils in the broadest sense for the next stage of their education.   

ISI report 

Throughout the school, pupils are articulate and composed, displaying very high speaking and listening skills. An established feature of the lessons is that pupils regularly enjoy the challenge of thinking deeply and reasoning with each other, the teacher and with set tasks. From this, they are able to put together a strong case to support their own thoughts as well as to respectfully question others, including the teacher if required.” 

View Polwhele House's latest ISI report

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Address: Truro, Cornwall, TR4 9AE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1872 273011