School stalwarts honoured at Truro Prep

Former Heads Matthew Lovett and Jane Grassby were on hand to see the unveiling of new buildings bearing their names

The Head of Prep, the Mayor of Truro, parents, governors and staff members were among those who gathered earlier this month to celebrate the opening of Truro Prep School’s Lovett and Grassby buildings.

The event included an official opening by the building’s namesakes Matthew Lovett and Jane Grassby a former deputy head.

Matthew Lovett was Headmaster of Truro Prep School for 13 years, while Jane Grassby was Head of the Truro School Pre-Prep from 1991 to 2000, before taking on the role of Deputy Head at the Prep for 11 years.

Talking about the new buildings, Matthew Lovett said: “A good school, full of brilliant and wonderful children, just like this one, needs a building to help them realise their full potential. This is a fabulous building that will frame many of the memories that parents, pupils and teachers will have of the school, many years after they have left.

“It is such a privilege and honour that the Lovett name shall remain connected in some small way with this wonderful endeavour.”

The development, which has taken just over 12 months to complete, includes a set of six classrooms, an assembly hall and a separate studio.

The buildings are designed to complement their historic surroundings while at the same time providing bright and inviting teaching spaces, incorporating the latest technology, sustainable energy features and solar power.

The new development sits at the rear of Treliske House, which remains the central focal point of the school. A new landscaping scheme has also enhanced the parking facilities at the school.