A unique learning environment

Welcome to Polwhele House

At Polwhele House we believe that children deserve far more than just a good education. Our school is set in a safe and beautiful 30 acre site on the outskirts of Truro, giving the advantages of learning in both the countryside and the city. This location means that we can deliver a unique curriculum embracing indoor and outdoor education and enhancing every aspect of each child’s life experiences.

We aim to develop responsible, compassionate, dynamic individuals, with secure confidence in their own personal strength and a determination to develop their talents and passions.

Our staff are experienced professionals who believe that the needs of each child must be met both in the classroom and outside. Children have the opportunity to extend their learning, play sport both in-house and against other schools, take part in performances and pursue their interests. Those with a particular ability in the Performing Arts or Equestrianism can develop these skills and even become a Polwhele House Scholar, spending additional time refining their skills and expertise within the school day.

At Polwhele House, children can be children: enjoying the outdoors, playing and developing the skills of co-operation and leadership in a safe, caring environment.

There is no better way of understanding our ethos and unique facilities than coming to visit us and looking around our school. Please do contact the School Office and I shall be delighted to show you the school of which we are all so proud.

Hilary Mann, Head

Performing arts

To support talented young performers in the region, the school, in partnership with ‘Jason Thomas Performing Arts’ offers performing arts scholarships annually from September of each year.

Outdoor learning

Polwhele House is set within 30 acres including woodland, playing fields, our walled garden plus greenhouses for the children to explore and receive a unique learning experience.


At Polwhele House we have a wonderful riding school with excellent facilities where we can offer riding lessons and equestrian events for all children of any age or ability. Children can start riding from the age of three on small, steady ponies and progress all the way to competing in our own dressage, show jumping and gymkhana events.

Latest News

We are so delighted to share our very special edition of ‘The Polwhele House Pupil News’ Magazine, containing articles & pictures created by our amazing pupils from Nursery to Y8. This unique publication presents the children’s work and responses to ‘World Oceans Day 2020’ and we hope our school family and visitors will enjoy reading & looking at it.

Discover more

If you wish to find out more about attending Polwhele House or if you would like to book a school tour, please use the form below and we shall be in contact.

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