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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..

TERM DATES

AUTUMN TERM 2017
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

 

Year 7 Information Evening

Year 7 Information Evening

We wish to invite you and your son/daughter to our Year 7 Information Evening on Monday 25 September.
The evening is an opportunity for you to hear key messages from senior staff about how students, staff and parents/carers can work together to help students make the most out of their time at Trinity.

For more information please read the letter below:

Info Evening Letter (pdf)

Please complete the reply slip by following the link below before Friday 22 September.
Year 7 Information Evening Reply.

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Year 12 & 13 Information and Tutor Evening

Year 12 & 13 Information and Tutor Evening Thursday 21 September 4:30pm - 7pm

I hope that you will be able to attend the Year 12 & 13 Information and Tutor Evening to speak with your son/daughter’s Form Tutor. This meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss how your son/daughter has settled in to the Sixth Form, preparation for the internal and external exams and his/her post Sixth Form options. All students are invited to attend and meetings will be held in the students’ usual form rooms.

For more information please read the letter below:

Year 12 & 13 Info & Tutor Evening parent letter (pdf)

Please visit the parents evening system to book your appointment. Appointments can be made between 10:00am on Wednesday 13 September and 11:55pm on Sunday 17 September.

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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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Year 7 Cathedral Visit and Service of Welcome

Year 7 Cathedral Visit and Service of Welcome

On Wednesday 13th and 27th September and 11th October Year 7 will be going, in their forms, on an educational visit to Carlisle Cathedral. As a Church School, our link with the Cathedral is important. This is where we hold our Carol Service and our Graduation Evenings at the end of Years 11 and 13. It is a place we encourage our students to get to know and to use for themselves as they grow and develop. The Year 7 visit provides some background to the history of the Cathedral as well as an introduction to the idea of prayer. We try to make it an interactive and accessible experience and students will have the chance to try on robes and learn something of the lives of people who lived and worked there in the past.

Read our letter for more information:

Year 7 letter (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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MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES - DICTIONARIES

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.

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Co-Headteachers
Mr D Kay
Mrs S Johnston

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SCHOOL LOCKERS

Lockers

Please remind your child(ren) to empty their lockers by the end of term, any contents that are left in the lockers after 20 July will be destroyed.

If you wish to rent a locker next year the annual charge remains at only £5, payment can be made now through Parent Pay, however if you wish to make a cash payment we will make arrangements to collect during the first week of the academic year.

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

Student 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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Prospectus

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

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. 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
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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: http://trinity.cumbria.sch.uk/uniform/

trutexdirectPlease 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.

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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RAISEonline

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

https://www.raiseonline.org/

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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.

Amen

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SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

Please visit our Special Educational Needs page here.

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