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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 4 September 2017
Half Term Holiday Monday 23 October – Friday 27 October 2017
Ends Friday 15 December 2017

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


Interested in Teaching?

Information Evening at Trinity School

Thursday, 23rd November 5.00 - 7.00pm

The Carlisle School Direct training programme offers a school based PGCE for both primary and secondary teaching, in conjunction with the University of Cumbria.

Find out more below:

School Direct - Information Evening (pdf)

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Years 7, 8 and 9 Tutor Evening

We would like to invite you to a Tutor Evening on Thursday 30 November. This evening is different from a ‘normal’ Parents’ Evening as it is the opportunity to speak to your child’s Form Tutor about overall performance in school in terms of Attendance, Approach to Learning, Punctuality, Uniform, Rewards and any specific issues that have arisen so far this year. It is also an opportunity for you to raise any issues you may have with any aspect of their school experience.

To find out more please view the letter below:

Tutor Evening Invitation Letter  (pdf)

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Dear Parents/Carers

On behalf of the governors, staff and students of the school we are very pleased to invite you to our Carol Service in Carlisle Cathedral. This service is one of the highlights of the school year in which the school and parents/carers and the Cathedral come together to celebrate the festival of Christmas. We would be delighted if you could join us in the Cathedral on:

MONDAY 11th DECEMBER 2017 at 7.00pm

It would be helpful if everyone could be in their seats by 6.50pm.

Please view the letter and Reply Slip link below for more information:

Parent and Carers Invitation (pdf)

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Year 11 Masterclasses and Support Sessions

As you will be aware Year 11 are fast approaching what is likely to be the most important phase of their school life to date. Preparations for mock exams are well underway, with students having approximately 2 school weeks before the start of their first mock exams.

We are aware that the pressure some students face, and the organisation of their time in preparation for these exams can often be daunting and overwhelming.
To help support our students with this we are offering a number of strategies as part of our ‘Supporting Success’ programme for Year 11
Read more in the letter below:

Y11 Masterclass Information (pdf)


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Yr 11 Mock Exams

Our Yr 11 Mock Exams take place between Monday 20th November - Friday 1st December.

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Yr 10 Information Evening - Presentation

Our presentation from our recent Yr 10 Information evening can be viewed below:

yr10 information evening 2017 (pptx)

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Yr 11 Revision Guide - RS

Revision Guides – CGP Religious Studies 9-1

As part of Key Stage 4 Curriculum, your child if studying GCSE Full course Religious Studies. They are following the Eduqas course Route A which consists of three Components:
Component 1 - Philosophical and Ethical Studies in the Modern World
Component 2 - Christianity
Component 3 - Study of a World Faith

The revision guide has just been published for the new 9-1 courses and so we would like to offer Year 10/11 students the chance to purchase revision books for their course at a reduced rate early in the year so that they can plan ahead. These guides follow the course and cover all three components.
Prices and details are as follows: CGP Religious Studies £2.75 (retail normally at £5.95)

Download the letter and reply slip below for more information:

Y11 Revision Guide (pdf)

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French/Spanish Student Booklets

Yr 9 & 10 Language Booklets

Dear Parent/Carer,

We are very much looking forward to your child being as successful as they can in their language learning this year...

Please read the relevant letter below for more information and for a link to our language booklets:

Y9 Booklets link and letter (pdf)

Y10 Booklets link and letter (pdf)

Note: A Trinity School student login is required to view the booklets.

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Dear Parent/Carer,

We are very much looking forward to your child being as successful as they can in their language learning this year. It would be very beneficial that your child attends each language lesson with a dictionary, which would support their learning. These can be purchased in most book shops or online and ideally should have a verb section.
Should you have any queries or difficulties in sourcing a dictionary please do not hesitate to contact me.

We wish them well in their future language learning.

S McArdle (Mrs)
Curriculum Leader of Modern Languages


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Music Tuition - Information letter and forms

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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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.

.....Read More

Mr D Kay
Mrs S Johnston

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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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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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Performance Tables

View our Performance Tables.

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Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium

2017-2018 Pupil premium strategy and catch-up funding statement (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:

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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.

Parents' Guide for Booking Appointments can also be viewed here - ParentGuide (pdf).

A map of our lower school layout can be viewed here: Lower School Map (pdf)


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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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Please visit the RAISEonline website for information from the Department of Education for  interactive analysis of school and pupil performance data.

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Report System

For information about our new behaviour report system please view the pdf document below:

Report System

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Homework Policies

View our Homework information:

Homework Policies (pdf)

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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.

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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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Please visit our Special Educational Needs page here.

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