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.


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Trinity School has a long history: in 685 there was a school in Carlisle for Christians founded by St Cuthbert. It wasn’t Trinity, of course, but the plaque by the door of the Carliol building notes the tradition of learning, based on Christian teaching, which was established all those years ago.

Trinity also has a short history: in 1968, it was formed when the Creighton and Margaret Sewell School joined with the Carlisle Grammar School. Even since then, there have been substantial changes to the buildings, and to our character, as we have become an Academy and the focus for Adult Education in the city.

Although Trinity School is a relatively large school this brings with it great opportunities, for the range of subjects and activities that we can offer. It also brings home to us the importance of looking after each individual student, from the day of arrival. We do a great deal to make sure that each student does really well.

This means that we monitor and encourage progress closely, and make sure that the partnership between the school and home works effectively. It is the cornerstone of our work. We see it as a privilege to look after and to educate the young people in our care.

We are committed to simple policies – for example, there should be no bullying whatsoever in the school. If there is, we shall act quickly to put it right. We aim to be a happy and safe environment for all.

We are proud of what we have achieved so far. We know how important it is that we continue to provide the best possible service that we can. We look forward to our partnership with you in the coming years.


Moodle is Trinity School’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Visit Trinity School Moodle and go to the my courses link on the left of the screen. In most cases you will need a valid Trinity School username and password to access resources. You will also need to be assigned to your course by your course teacher.

When visiting Moodle from within the school network environment you should be automatically logged in.

If you do not see your course, check with your teacher to find out if the course has been made available to students. Please ask your teacher to assign you to any course you should have access to. If you have any further login problems please contact the moodle administrator.






Starts Wednesday 3 September 2014
Half Term Holiday Monday 27 October – Friday 31 October 2014
Ends Thursday 18 December 2014

To view Term Dates for 2014-15 and beyond please visit Cumbria County Council’s Term and Holiday Dates page here


You can contact us at Trinity in a number of ways. When contacting the school it is helpful if you know who you wish to speak to. A full list of contacts can be viewed here.

We can also be reached by writing to: Trinity School, Strand Road, Carlisle CA1 1JB. Alternatively you can contact us by telephone on 01228 516 051 or via email at info@trinity.cumbria.sch.uk