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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 5 September 2016
Half Term Holiday Monday 24 October - Friday 28 October 2016
Ends Friday 16 December 2016

To view Term Dates for 2016-17 and beyond please visit Cumbria County Council's Term and Holiday Dates page here


Interested in teaching?

Interested in teaching?

School Direct Information Evening: Thursday 10th November 2016

Carlisle School Direct partnership, for which Trinity is the lead school, is holding an Information Evening at Trinity School on Thursday 10th November, from 5.30 to 7.30pm. The Carlisle School Direct training programme offers a school based PGCE for both primary and secondary teaching, in conjunction with the University of Cumbria. Our partnership includes seven secondary and twenty seven primary schools and offers a high quality training programme with excellent recruitment rates at the end of the course. At this event we will provide information on our courses as well as support and advice on how to apply. Anyone with an interest in teaching as a career is welcome to attend. You can register your interest in attending by emailing

This event will give attendees the opportunity to:

  • * Attend a presentation on our School Direct programme (Primary: 5.45pm and 6.15pm; Secondary: 6.00pm and 6.30pm)
  • * Hear from current trainees about their experiences with us
  • * Talk to Newly Qualified Teachers who trained with us and are now working in our schools
  • * Talk to our Programme Leaders for both primary and secondary courses
  • * Gain support and advice on how to apply
  • * Drop in for as long as you wish

More information on our courses is available on the School Direct section of our website.

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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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Year 11 Parents' Evening

Year 11 Parents’ Evening
Tuesday 1 November 2016, 4.30 pm - 7 pm
We would like to invite you to attend our Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 1 November 2016 in Trinity School.
Please view the letter below for more information:

Invitation-Letter (pdf)

Appointments can be made between 10.00 am on Tuesday 11 October 2016 and midnight on Monday 17 October 2016.

Please visit our Parents Evening System to book your appointments.

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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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Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

For information on our Special Consideration status with Exam Boards please read the letter below:

Exam Letter (pdf)

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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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Dear Parent/Carer,

Please read the information below about equipment necessary for language learning:

Y7 8 9 French Dictionary (pdf)

Y7 8 9 Spanish Dictionary (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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KS3 Diploma


Dear Parent/Carers
As you may be aware this year has been the first year that we have introduced the KS3 diploma – for students in Year 9. Earlier in the year students were told about the standards that we would be looking at, and what they needed to do to achieve the different Diploma standards.
The categories that are being used for the Diploma are:

  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Achievement Points
  • Behaviour Points
  • Academic Progress
  • Extra-Curricular Participation

More info is available below: 
KS3 Diploma (pdf)

KS3 Diploma Evidence Sheet (pdf)

KS3 Diploma Poster (pdf)

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Please Download our Prospectus

Trinity Prospectus 2016-2017 (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

Trinity School receives additional funding to support those students eligible for Free School meals as a way of addressing inequalities in educational outcomes and in ensuring that all students can achieve academically. 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).


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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Performance Tables

View our Performance Tables here.

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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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