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.
Year Eleven Lunchtime Arrangements
There will be changes to the Year Eleven lunchtime arrangements from Monday 20th March 2017. More info is available below:
Further to the recent Year 9 Parent’s Evening, details are below regarding the KS3 Diploma:
All Year 9 students have recently had an assembly to remind them of what the Diploma entails, and have been given a ‘current’ Diploma standard to see where they are up to at the moment, based on the criteria detailed below. All students are working hard with their tutors to look at where they can improve and strive to reach the best standard possible for their KS3 Diploma in the summer.
This is a relatively new initiative that we have developed at Trinity and intends to give recognition to all students for their efforts during Year 9. The Diploma is an award for students fulfilling a range of different criteria across KS3 to include the following:
Key Features of the KS3 Diploma
- Achievement Points;
- Behaviour Points;
- Academic Performance;
- Extra-Curricular Participation (eg Cadets, Football, Dance, Drama).
More info is available below:
Y9 Diploma Letter (pdf)
KS3 Diploma Poster (pdf)
Year 9 Options Information
Year 9 Options information for Design and Technology and Art and Design is available below:
Religious Studies Revision Sessions
Religious Studies Revision Sessions
Every Monday (Mrs Shore and Mrs Dutton) Every Tuesday (Ms Smith)
I am writing to inform you about the RS revision sessions in the run up to the GCSE exams later in the year, and the help available from the staff in the RS Department. In order for your son/daughter to keep on top of his/her revision we recommend that she/he comes along to the Revision Sessions which run every Monday or Tuesday after school. These are designed to support students in their learning and help them to keep on top of their revision. The sessions provide an opportunity for students to go through areas of the work in a less formal setting, allowing for one-to-one help.
Read more in the letter below:
YEAR 11 PROM
Dear Year 11 Students, and Parents and Carers,
YEAR 11 PROM – Friday 30th June 2017 7.00pm – 11.00pm
As we are now approaching half way through the school year it is time to firm up arrangements for the Year 11 Prom. As part of the celebrations planned to mark the end of your examinations, and the end of your year group’s time together in the 11-16 school at Trinity, we can confirm that the booking has now been made for the Year 11 Prom at The Crown & Mitre Hotel.
Read more for information and a reply slip below:
Yr 11 Prom-letter/reply-slip (doc.x)
All exam certificates for exams held in Summer 2016 are now available to be collected from the Sixth Form Reception. These must be collected and signed by the student only.
Yr 9 French/Spanish Homework Support Booklet
French/Spanish Homework Support Booklet
Please view the letter below for more information on accessing the French/Spanish Homework Support Booklet:
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:
Year 9 Personal Development
Year 9 Personal Development
As part of our ongoing commitment to the Personal Development of our students we are engaging with the Youth Team from the Cumbria County Council to provide a carousel of activities for our Year 9 students during our Rolling Tutor Period.
View the letter below for more information:
Year-9 - PDV (pdf)
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
Yr 8 Young Leaders Award
Year 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)
YR10 information evening 2016
Dear Parents and Carers,
Please view the powerpoint presentation below for slides from our Year 10 Information Evening:
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.
For information on our locker allocation system please read the letter and reply slip below:
GCSE and A Level Results
Music Tuition - Information letter and forms
Please find below Music tuition letters and forms to be returned to the finance office:
Please Download our Prospectus
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 SystemPlease 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
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: