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Welcome to Trinity School’s website; thank you for visiting us. We hope that this website helps you to gain a clear picture of life and work in our school. We think that what you will see is a vibrant and thriving community, with a strong sense of common purpose and a consistent focus on high standards.

Although we are a large school, which allows us to offer a wide range of courses and activities, we try to behave as if we were a very small one, with a ‘village’ feel and a big emphasis on the unique importance of each individual. We make no apology for our focus on high standards as we want the best for every one of our students: we insist on high standards in approach to learning and in behaviour. We work to offer a high standard of education and of pastoral care. We encourage responsibility, both for self and for others. Each student is encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning, and to be responsible in the way they treat others, both in school and in the world beyond school. Responsibility and care for others reflects the Christian ethos of our school.

We also seek to provide wide ranging opportunities both within the curriculum we offer and in activities beyond the curriculum so that we educate the whole person and prepare our students well for life..



Starts Monday 24 April 2017
Half Term Holiday Monday 29 May - Friday 2 June 2017
Ends Thursday 20 July 2017
Early May Bank Holiday Monday 1 May 2017

Term Dates for 2016-17

Term Dates for 2017-18

To view Term Dates for beyond 2017-18 please visit Cumbria County Council's Term and Holiday Dates page here


Year 7 Parents’ Evening – Tuesday 25 April 2017

We would like to invite you to attend our Year 7 Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 25 April 2017. More information is available below:

Y7 Parents' Evening Invitation Letter (pdf)

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Exam Timetables

Exam timetables are available below: 

A Level May-June 2017 Timetable

GCSE May-June 2017 Timetable

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Year Eleven Lunchtime Arrangements

There will be changes to the Year Eleven lunchtime arrangements from Monday 20th March 2017. More info is available below:

Year Eleven Lunchtimes - March 2017 (pdf)

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KS3 Diploma


Dear Parent/Carers

Further to the recent Year 9 Parent’s Evening, details are below regarding the KS3 Diploma:

All Year 9 students have recently had an assembly to remind them of what the Diploma entails, and have been given a ‘current’ Diploma standard to see where they are up to at the moment, based on the criteria detailed below. All students are working hard with their tutors to look at where they can improve and strive to reach the best standard possible for their KS3 Diploma in the summer.
This is a relatively new initiative that we have developed at Trinity and intends to give recognition to all students for their efforts during Year 9. The Diploma is an award for students fulfilling a range of different criteria across KS3 to include the following:
Key Features of the KS3 Diploma

  1. Attendance;
  2. Punctuality;
  3. Achievement Points;
  4. Behaviour Points;
  5. Academic Performance;
  6. Extra-Curricular Participation (eg Cadets, Football, Dance, Drama).

More info is available below:

Y9 Diploma Letter (pdf)

KS3 Diploma Evidence Sheet (pdf)

KS3 Diploma Poster (pdf)

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Religious Studies Revision Sessions

Religious Studies Revision Sessions

Every Monday (Mrs Shore and Mrs Dutton) Every Tuesday (Ms Smith)

I am writing to inform you about the RS revision sessions in the run up to the GCSE exams later in the year, and the help available from the staff in the RS Department. In order for your son/daughter to keep on top of his/her revision we recommend that she/he comes along to the Revision Sessions which run every Monday or Tuesday after school. These are designed to support students in their learning and help them to keep on top of their revision. The sessions provide an opportunity for students to go through areas of the work in a less formal setting, allowing for one-to-one help.

Read more in the letter below:

Y11 Exam Support Sessions (pdf)

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Dear Year 11 Students, and Parents and Carers,

YEAR 11 PROM – Friday 30th June 2017 7.00pm – 11.00pm

As we are now approaching half way through the school year it is time to firm up arrangements for the Year 11 Prom. As part of the celebrations planned to mark the end of your examinations, and the end of your year group’s time together in the 11-16 school at Trinity, we can confirm that the booking has now been made for the Year 11 Prom at The Crown & Mitre Hotel.

Read more for information and a reply slip below:

Yr 11 Prom-letter/reply-slip (doc.x)

Yr 11 Prom letter/reply-slip (pdf)

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All exam certificates for exams held in Summer 2016 are now available to be collected from the Sixth Form Reception.  These must be collected and signed by the student only.

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Yr 9 French/Spanish Homework Support Booklet

French/Spanish Homework Support Booklet

Please view the letter below for more information on accessing the French/Spanish Homework Support Booklet:

Y9 Languages Support Booklet (pdf)

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SIAMS Report

Dear parents and carers,
In addition to the visits we get from Ofsted, as a Church of England school we are subject to an additional inspection: the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMs). This takes place every five years and Trinity was inspected on 18th and 19th October 2016....

Letter and full report below:

SIAMS letter to parent/carers (pdf)

Trinity SIAMS Report - 2016 (pdf)

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Year 9 Personal Development

Year 9 Personal Development

As part of our ongoing commitment to the Personal Development of our students we are engaging with the Youth Team from the Cumbria County Council to provide a carousel of activities for our Year 9 students during our Rolling Tutor Period.

View the letter below for more information:

Year-9 - PDV (pdf)

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Co-Headteachers' Message

Welcome to Trinity School.

We are proud to serve as Co-Headteachers of Trinity School and to work in the service of this school community. It is a place of high standards, underpinned by distinctive Christian values. Responsibility for self and others is encouraged, and there are superb opportunities for all of our students to achieve very well indeed. Students are at the heart of all that we do at Trinity: their achievements academically, of course, but also their well-being and their wider development as well rounded individuals.

We offer a broad range of curriculum choices and wider activities and visits, because we are a large and popular school. However, we try to behave as if we were a small village school where every individual is well known, supported and encouraged.

We aim to make a difference to young people’s lives, to develop an awareness and respect for spiritual and moral values, so that they, in turn, can enrich the lives of others. We want our students to leave us with the values, knowledge and skills to lead a full and fulfilling life.

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Mr D Kay
Mrs S Johnston

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Yr 8 Young Leaders Award

Dear Parents/Carers
arch-logoYear 8 Religious Studies students will be taking part in the Young Leaders Award this year. We’re really excited to be involved in this programme which has been designed and written by the Archbishop of York Youth Trust.

For more information please read the letter below:

Archbishop Award Letter (pdf)

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YR10 information evening 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please view the powerpoint presentation below for slides from our Year 10 Information Evening:


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Trinity School Prayer

God of Adventure,

You call us to follow your Son,

in transforming the world:

inspire our minds by your Spirit

and fill our hearts with your love,

that we may grow into the people you intend,

reflect your life in the world

and bring all those we love to you

for the sake of Him

who gave His all

Jesus Christ, Our Lord.


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For information on our locker allocation system please read the letter and reply slip below:

lockers-letter (pdf)

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GCSE and A Level Results

Our GCSE and A Level results can be viewed below:

GCSE + A-Level Results (pdf)

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Music Tuition - Information letter and forms

Dear Parent/Carers

Please find below Music tuition letters and forms to be returned to the finance office:

Standing Order form for Music Tuition

2a Continuing Yrs 8 10 12

2b 3b Consent Form continuing

3a Continuing Yrs 11 13

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Please Download our Prospectus

Trinity-Prospectus-2017 (pdf)

Supp Admission Form 2017-18 intake

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Homework Planners

In a move to ensure that standards of recording homework are consistent across the school, we would appreciate it if you could reinforce the following with your child/children when signing their planners on a weekly basis. All homework must have these key pieces of information recorded in the planners:

  • Subject which set the homework.
  • Details about the task to be completed.
  • Due date for the homework.

For more information read the letter below:

Use of Planners (pdf)

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Pupil Premium

What is Pupil Premium?

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to help raise the attainment of pupil premium pupils and support them in reaching their full potential.

Students are eligible if they meet any of the criteria listed below:

  • They have received Free School Meals at any point in the last 6 years.
  • They are in the care of the Local Authority
  • They are the children of Service Personnel

Read more in the letter below:

PP Letter Yr7-11 (pdf)

Details of how we use this money to support the students in the curriculum are included from the links below:

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Year 7 Catch-Up

Sixth Form - Parents' Online Booking

Sixth Form Parents' Evening Booking System

Please visit:  https://trinity6thform.  to book an online appointment. Parents' Guide for Booking Appointments can also be viewed here - ParentGuide (pdf). A map of our Sixth Form School building is available to view here: Sixth Form Map
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Lower School - Parents' Evening Booking System

Lower School Parents' Evening Booking System

Please visit our Lower School Parents' Evening Booking system here. Parents' Guide for Booking Appointments can also be viewed here - ParentGuide (pdf). A map of our Lower School building is available to view here: Lower School Map  
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School Maps

A map of our lower school layout can be viewed here: Lower School Map (pdf) A map of our Sixth Form layout can be viewed here: Sixth Form Map (pdf)
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Uniform Changes - Trutex Direct

Changes to Uniforms for 2015-16 are as follows;

  1. A clip on school tie for all girls.
  2. A white collared shirt capable of being worn with a tie, for girls.
  3. An additional ‘flash’ of colour to add to V neck jumpers, for Year 11 students.
  4. A specified range of skirts, trousers and shoes (See ‘Uniform Guidance’ in the handbook).

Information on School Uniforms can be found here:

trutexdirectPlease do feel free to take advantage of this service by following the Trutex link You should use the School Code LEA00667SC when making your purchases.

For more information read: Uniform letter July 2015 (pdf) For an example order read: Uniform Order Example-Trutex (pdf)

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Ofsted. Dear Parents and Carers.

Our visitors from Ofsted spent April 15th and 16th 2015 with us. We are pleased to release the full report and letter below:

Ofsted letter (pdf)

Trinity School - Report Published May 2015 (pdf)

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