Trinity School is able to attract and retain a staff of very high quality as a result of the fine reputation of the school and of the professional opportunities it can offer. Most teachers are graduates in their teaching subjects, some with wide experience including teaching abroad, and all have a real commitment to their work. All of our staff are involved in continuing professional development to enrich their professional knowledge and to ensure best practice in improving student learning. Additionally, many are active in the local community, whether as preachers or councillors, or in sport, the Church and fund-raising for charities. Our PE staff are active participants in sport themselves, and our musicians have considerable reputations locally.
Many staff bring wide experience to bear in their work, having come from a background of industry, commerce or the arts. It is worth noting that many staff are themselves parents of children attending Trinity. As well as our teaching staff, we have a team of knowledgeable and experienced support staff, fulfilling an increasing variety of roles, including House Tutors, Curriculum Support and Cover Supervisors.
All staff are represented on ‘Team Trinity’, a group which works hard to improve the working environment and organise social events.
If you would be interested in bringing your experience and skills to work for the school community, please watch out for advertisements on our Job Vacancies Page and in the local press.
Pastoral Care at Trinity School
Pastoral Care at
As you know we take pride in the high quality of pastoral care that we offer to our students; this has been validated in many inspection reports, including the most recent SIAMs report 18 months ago. As this is such an important part of our work we constantly strive to review and improve the care we give to students.
Read the letter below for our plans to change the way we organise pastoral care in the 11-16 school for September 2018:
GDPR - Privacy Notice
Trinity School is committed to protecting the rights and privacy of individuals in accordance with its legal obligations under the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which came into force on 25 May 2018. Please find below Trinity Schools Privacy Statement in relation to this new regulation.
PiXL Pre Papers - Yr 11
Please download the Practice Papers below for GCSE Mathematics:
Summer Exam Timetables
Exam timetables are available below:
Marking Forms available below:
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:
Berlin & Krakow Trip 2020 - Current Yr 7 & Yr 8 Students
WWII & THE HOLOCAUST BERLIN & KRAKOW TRIP
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:
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:
GUIDED HISTORY WW1 TOUR - France and Belgium
GUIDED HISTORY WW1 TOUR
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:
GUIDED HISTORY WW1 TOUR (pdf)
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:
YEAR 11 PROM
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)
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:
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.
Mr D Kay
Mrs S Johnston
GCSE and A Level Results
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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)
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:
Year 7 Catch-Up
Sixth Form - Parents' Online Booking
Sixth Form Parents' Evening Booking SystemPlease 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
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)
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)
Uniform Changes - Trutex Direct
Changes to Uniforms for 2015-16 are as follows;
- A clip on school tie for all girls.
- A white collared shirt capable of being worn with a tie, for girls.
- An additional ‘flash’ of colour to add to V neck jumpers, for Year 11 students.
- 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/
Please 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.
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:
Please visit the RAISEonline website for information from the Department of Education for interactive analysis of school and pupil performance data.
For information about our new behaviour report system please view the pdf document below:
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.
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.