Information for parents and carers
WELCOME TO TRINITY SCHOOL
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..
|SUMMER TERM 2017|
|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|
To view Term Dates for beyond 2017-18 please visit Cumbria County Council's Term and Holiday Dates page here
Community Challenge - Archbishop's Award
Community Challenge Visits for the Archbishop Young Leader Award
As you are aware, Year 8 Students have been following the Archbishop Youth Trust Young Leaders Award this year in Religious Studies.
Students are now completing the final challenge - and will spend time during the day for the Community, on Wednesday 5 July.
In preparation Students will be involved in making up Encouragement Bags, writing messages on cards to accompany the bags which will be delivered to homes around the Carlisle area who were flooded.
Many of whom are still not fully back in their properties 18 months after the flood.
We are asking for donations of biscuits, coffee, tea and any other food goodies please to be brought to the RS office as soon as possible so that the bags can be packed up from 28 June to 4 July.
Please read on for more information in the letter below:
Year 6 Open Evening
The Year 6 Opening Evening will take place on Tuesday 12 September.
More information to follow.
Year 11 Key Dates
A gentle reminder regarding some upcoming dates for Year 11 students and events taking place:
French and Spanish Homework/Support Booklet - Set 1-4 Students
As part of your child's homework there is a course booklet for Module 3 which is this term's work. The booklet, which has been shared with students via Office365 and links below, needs to be saved electronically so that your child can regularly refer to it for grammar/vocabulary and language structure support. The first pages of vocabulary and the translation pages may be printed out at home as they will form part of homework. It is not necessary to print all off the booklet just the vocabulary and translation sections.
Please see the letter below for more information:
Y9 Module 3 letter (pdf)
Exam timetables are available below:
A gentle reminder that the evidence sheet to gather signatures to show extra curricular participation from whoever runs or organises the activity should be returned to Main Reception by Friday 16 June. This could be ANY club, team, group or volunteer work that they have participated in this year, outside of school hours eg sports clubs, cadets, theatre groups. Failure to hand in this form will affect the overall standard awarded for the KS3 Diploma.
Additional sheets can be found on the school website if required.
We are proud to celebrate the success of our students and their achievements in the KS3 Diploma by inviting those who have achieved highly to an Awards Evening on Monday 17 July 2017. Further details and invitations will follow in the next few weeks.
J Leech (Mrs)
Key Features of the KS3 Diploma
- Achievement Points;
- Behaviour Points;
- Academic Performance;
- Extra-Curricular Participation (eg Cadets, Football, Dance, Drama).
More info is available below:
KS3 Diploma Poster (pdf)
YEAR 11 PROM
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)
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:
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.
Mr D Kay
Mrs S Johnston
GCSE and A Level Results
Please Download our Prospectus
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)
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:
Year 7 Catch-Up
Sixth Form - Parents' Online Booking
Sixth Form Parents' Evening Booking SystemPlease visit: https://trinity6thform. parentseveningsystem.co.uk 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
Lower School - Parents' Evening Booking System
Lower School Parents' Evening Booking SystemPlease 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
For information on our locker allocation system please read the letter and reply slip below:
Uniform Changes - Trutex Direct
Changes to Uniforms for 2015-16 are as follows;
- A clip on school tie for all girls.
- A white collared shirt capable of being worn with a tie, for girls.
- An additional ‘flash’ of colour to add to V neck jumpers, for Year 11 students.
- A specified range of skirts, trousers and shoes (See ‘Uniform Guidance’ in the handbook).
Information on School Uniforms can be found here: http://trinity.cumbria.sch.uk/uniform/
Please do feel free to take advantage of this service by following the Trutex link trutexdirect.com. You should use the School Code LEA00667SC when making your purchases.
Music Tuition - Information letter and forms
Please find below Music tuition letters and forms to be returned to the finance office:
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:
Please visit the RAISEonline website for information from the Department of Education for interactive analysis of school and pupil performance data.
For information about our new behaviour report system please view the pdf document below:
Literacy and Progress
Literacy and Progress
It is vitally important for all our students to make progress in English and Mathematics.
To this end, we regularly monitor progress, and use a wide range of intervention strategies to help students achieve their full potential. It is very common for students to have some type of intervention or 'booster' lessons at some point during their time at Trinity School, regardless of their ability level.
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.