A new music project led by Truro School could transform music education in Cornwall, the school has said.
The Truro School Music Project will see the creation of a new multi-million-pound music centre and a refurbished multi-use hall, designed to foster musical participation, excellence, and inclusion within the school and the broader community.
Scheduled for completion at the start of 2026, the Truro School Music Project will create a hub for musical education and aspiration in Cornwall, offering state-of-the-art facilities for pupils, the Truro community, and beyond.
Designs for the project will soon be unveiled to the community during an event celebrating the importance of music.
The project promises significant improvements to existing facilities including:
- An increased number of bespoke practice rooms.
- The bringing together in one building of rehearsal and practice spaces for all genres of music, and music technology, to promote better musical collaboration and innovation.
- Expanded and updated classrooms to enhance music education from Key Stage 3 through to A-level.
- A dedicated orchestra rehearsal space.
- A revamped assembly hall for dynamic, multi-functional use.
- The project also provides opportunities to further enhance site safety and sustainability.
Beyond Truro School, the project aims to widen musical access and musical aspiration, providing a vibrant musical hub for Truro and Cornwall.
It will help the school develop its existing contribution and support for local musical partnerships, including with the Cathedral, the Hall for Cornwall, and the Cornwall Music Service Trust (CMST). The school currently hosts the offices of the CMST, who are also partners in the new project.
The project will also provide increased opportunity and investment in music for local schools and groups and there will be a dedicated space for partner schools and organisations to benefit from Truro School’s musical resources.
Truro School head, Andy Johnson, said: “I am proud to be heading a school that embraces the transformative power of music education, investing with prudence and ambition in the cultural enrichment of the school and Cornwall’s wider community.”
Head of service at Cornwall Music Service Trust (CMST), Gareth Churcher, said, “We are very excited about the tangible opportunities the Music Project will present, providing an efficient and effective environment to facilitate our work as a charity.”
Project updates will be communicated here.