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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 16 April 2018
Half Term Holiday Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June 2018
Ends Friday 20th July 2018
Early May Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018

To view Term Dates for beyond 2017-18 please visit Cumbria County Council’s Term and Holiday Dates page here


Summer Exam Timetables

Exam timetables are available below: 

A level June 2018

GCSE May-June 2018

Marking Forms available below:

Reviews of Exam Marking form (002) (.docx)

Reviews of marking Candidate policy (WH002) (.docx)

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KS3 Diploma

KS3 Diploma

Dear Parents/Carers,

As you will be aware, all Year 9 students are undertaking the KS3 Diploma this year and have recently had an assembly to inform them of the next stage in the process.

Please read the letter and activity sheet below for more information:

Y9 Diploma (pdf)

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Berlin & Krakow Trip 2020 - Current Yr 7 & Yr 8 Students

25/03/2020 – 31/03/2020

Open to current Year 7s and Year 8s only

We are excited to be proposing a school tour to Germany and Poland to enhance our History curriculum for students.
Here are the key details about the planned trip:
• 7 days and 6 night(s)
• Departs on 25 March 2020
• Returns on 31 March 2020
• The purpose of the trip is to enhance the learning experience of students; to visit historic sites; to enhance their understanding of the Holocaust and to pay their respects to the victims

Please read the letter and reply slip below for more information:

Berline Krakow trip - letter (pdf)

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Year 8 Parents’ Evening

Year 8 Parents’ Evening

Thursday 10 May 2018 - 4.30 pm to 7.00 pm

We would like to invite you to attend our Parents’ Evening on Thursday 10 May 2018.
Please discuss with your son or daughter which subject teachers you particularly wish to see. If two of you are attending you may wish to divide the appointment load between you. Any teacher particularly wishing to see you will arrange a time with your son or daughter. Students are welcome to come too.

Please read the letter below for more information:

Yr8-Parents-Evening-Letter (pdf)

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Forthcoming Year 11 Exam Period

As you are aware, our Year 11 students have been working very hard in the lead-up to what are the most important exams of their academic career to date. They have shown maturity, independence and determination in their desire to achieve their best and receive the best possible grades for their future ambitions.
We met with all Year 11 students recently to give them information concerning the forthcoming GCSE exam period.

Please read the letter and reply slip below for more information, including key dates, and an exam timetable:

GCSE Exam timetable letter to parents April 2017 (pdf)

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Year 7 Parents' Evening

Year 7 Parents’ Evening – Wednesday 25 April 2018

We would like to invite you to attend our Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 25 April 2018.

More information in the letter below:

Invitation-parent-evening-yr7 (pdf)

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Yr 9 Options - Design & Technology / Art

During the spring term of the next academic year your son/daughter will be asked to choose the subjects that they would like to continue to study and gain a qualification in at key-stage 4 (year 10/11).

Please visit our Year 9 D&T/Art options page to find out more.

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KS3 Diploma


Dear Parent/Carers

Further to a recent Year 9 assembly, details are below regarding the KS3 Diploma. All Year 9 students have recently had an assembly to explain to them what the Diploma entails, and will soon be given a ‘current’ Diploma standard to see where they are up to at the moment, based on the criteria detailed below. Students will then have the opportunity to work with their tutors to see where they can improve and strive to reach the best standard possible for their KS3 Diploma in the summer.

More info is available below:

KS3 Diploma - Parental Letter (pdf)

diplomaposter2018sm (pdf)

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School Closure During the School Day - Procedures

School Closure During the School Day

The procedures for school closure due to adverse weather were outlined in the February newsletter. On very rare occasions there may be a need to close the school during the school day, due to either adverse weather or other issues related to main services such as water and electricity. School closure is a difficult decision to take and a very last resort; the default position will always be to remain open if possible. However, in circumstances where the site is judged to be unsafe, or if we have insufficient staff in school to safeguard students a full or partial closure may need to take place.

Read the letter below for more information:

KS3 KS4 and KS5 School Closure (pdf)

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GUIDED HISTORY WW1 TOUR - France and Belgium


We are excited to be proposing a school tour to Belgium and France to enhance our History curriculum for students (Yr 7 & 8 Students only).

Please view the information and reply slip below:


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Lunch time arrangements and end of school day

Proposed change to lunch time arrangements and end of school day

As you will be aware the school has grown in size over the last four years due to a high demand for places; successful appeals for admission in 2014 created an extra form of entry which has continued each year since then. The school building was designed for 1500 students and currently we have just over 1700. One of the consequences of this is pressure on our dining facilities; there are lengthy queues to use these and they are crowded. We are very conscious that lunchtimes are not the most pleasant experience for students......

Please read our letter below for more information:

School Day consultation - letter to parents (pdf)

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Year 11 Students, and Parents and Carers,

YEAR 11 PROM - Friday 29th June 2018
7.00 - 11.00pm

As part of the celebrations planned to mark the end of examinations, and the end of year group’s time together in the 11-16 school at Trinity, our Year 11 Prom will take place at The Crown & Mitre Hotel.

More information can be found in the letter below:

Yr 11 Prom Letter (pdf)

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Year 11 Information Evening

Resources and revision information are available below from our recent Yr 11 Information Evening:

Y11 parent booklet (doc)

Y11 info evening intro talk 2018 (pptx)

Revision timetable template (xltx)

Revision Guide Information (docx)

Revising English (pptx)


More information, including subject revision calendars are available on our Supporting Success page.

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Health & Safety Notices for Parents

Health & Safety Notices for Parents

Dear parents/carers and guardians,

Measles Outbreaks

There is an increase in measles affecting young unimmunised children. Measles is highly infectious. It can cause serious illness and can sometimes be fatal. Vaccination with 2 doses of MMR is the safest way to protect children and young people.

Please read the letter below for more information:

Measles Brief Schools Letter (pdf)

County Lines

The North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (TITAN) are launching a regional campaign to publicise the issue of ‘County Lines’, a tactic in which organised crime groups from large urban areas recruit others to travel to rural or coastal towns to sell Class A drugs for them.

Please read the letter below for more information:

Letter -Safeguarding Lead - County Lines (pdf)

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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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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

Pupil premium strategy and catch-up funding statement (secondary) 2017-2018 (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. 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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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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