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Hairspray - You can’t stop the beat!

Trinity Theatre Company’s production of Hairspray.

Senior Graduation Evening

An Invitation – Monday 9th September at 7.15pm in Carlisle Cathedral

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Student Success Stories

Trinity Students, past and present..

UK Careers Magazine

Get ready for further/higher education/job market.

Supporting Success

Yr 11 Support!

Uniform Guide

Uniform Information

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Vision and Values

A Church of England School

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The Diana Award

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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..


First Day of Term Last Day of Term Half Term Week
Autumn Term 2019
Wednesday 4th September
Friday 20th December Monday 21st October –
Friday 25th October
Spring Term 2020
Tuesday 7th January
Friday 27 March Monday 17th February –
Friday 21 February
Summer Term 2020
Tuesday 14 April
Friday 17 July Good Friday – 10th April
Easter Sunday – 12th April
Easter Monday – 13th April
Half Term:
Monday 25 May – Friday 29th May
Early May Bank Holiday – 4th May




To view future Term Dates please visit Cumbria County Council’s Term and Holiday Dates page here



will be held on Tuesday 17th September.

More information will follow closer to this date.

Exam Results Day

  • Year 11 students can collect their results from 9.00am on Thursday 22 August
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Ski/Snowboarding Trip - Places Available

Dear Parent/Carer

Five skiing places have come up for the ski trip to Italy at Easter 2020.  This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone that has never skied before or skied anything up to advanced level.  All interested entries will be put into a random selection software and notified.  If your child doesn’t get a place straight away, we find with most trips that spaces become available quite often so there is always a chance your child will get a place in the future.  Please see the attached letter: 

Application letter - To recruit more skiiers (pdf)

For more information and any enquiries email:

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MFL: Yr 7 - 11 Dictionaries and Language Booklets


We are very much looking forward to your child being as successful as they can in their language learning in the next academic year. It would be very beneficial that your child attends each language lesson with a dictionary, which would support their learning.

Please read the letter below for more information:

Y7-11 Dictionaries (pdf)

Language Booklets - Yr 11 Revision Guides

As part of your child being as well prepared and as successful as possible in their language GCSE, we would like to inform you about the CGP GCSE French/ Spanish revision guide that is available to purchase.

Please read the letter below for more information:

Y11 Revision Guide (pdf)

Our Language Booklets for Yr 9 & 10 French and Spanish are also available to view and download here: Booklets Folder 


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Music Tuition - Information letter and forms

Dear Parent/Carers

Please find below 2019-20 Music tuition letters and forms to be returned to the finance office:

1 Music YR7 Trial Endangered

2 Music YR 7 Guitar

3 Music Tuition 8-10 12

4 Music tuition 11 13 yrs

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KS3 Diploma Information


Dear Parent/Carers
As you may be aware, all Year 9 students are undertaking the KS3 Diploma this year and have recently had some tutor time meetings to inform them of the next stage in the process – their extracurricular participation. Students were reminded about the categories that we would be looking at, and what they needed to do to achieve the different diploma standards. The categories being used for the diploma are:
1 Attendance
2 Punctuality
3 Achievement Points
4 Behaviour Points
5 Academic Progress
6 Extra-Curricular Participation

Please download the letter and presentation below for more information:

Y9 Diploma Letter (pdf)

KS3 Diploma Year 9 Assembly May (pptx)

KS3 Diploma Evidence Sheet (docx)

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Ofsted Report

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have now received the final report from Ofsted following their visit to the school on Wednesday, 13th March for a section 8, one day inspection. The report is available below and will be published on Ofsted’s own website on Wednesday, 24th April. We are pleased to tell you that the school continues to be graded as a good school.

Please read the information below:

Ofsted Letter (pdf)

Ofsted Final Report (pdf)

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History - London Trip - Current Y12 students

London trip - for current Yr 12 Students

Dear Parent/Carer

We are excited to be proposing a trip to London to enhance our History Curriculum for students and to enrich our learning.

Here are the key details about the planned trip:

  • 3 days and 2 nights
  • Departs on 27 September 2019
  • Returns on 29 September 2019
  • The purpose of the trip is to enhance the curriculum and enrich learning

The itinerary for the trip will include a visit to the Houses of Parliament to meet our local MP and take a tour of Westminster, a West End Show, visits to museums such as the British Museum, the Imperial War Museum and if time, the Natural History Museum. There will also be time for shopping in Covent Garden and Camden Market and a walking tour of key sites, such as Whitehall, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square and the Horse Guards Parade.

For more details and a reply slip please download the word document below:

London trip letter / reply slip (.docx)

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School Funding

Dear Parent/Carer,

There has been much in the news recently about school funding, both locally and nationally; we wanted to write to you to provide an update on how the pressures faced nationally in relation to school funding are affecting Trinity School.

Please read the letter below for more information:

School Funding letter March 2019 (pdf)

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SEND inspection – Ofsted

Dear Parents/Carers,
Please read the letter below concerning Inspection of Cumbria County Council local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

SEND inspection letter (pdf)

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Non-examination Assessments (NEAs).

Please read the word documents below for information on Non-Examination Assessments (NEAs).

Information for candidates ~ NEA 1819

Information for cands~cswk.1819

Reviews of Exam Marking form

Reviews of marking Candidate policy

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Headteacher Appointment

Headteacher Appointment

We are pleased to inform you that the Governors have appointed Ms Jo Hawkin to be our new Headteacher from 1 September. This followed a very intensive interview process in which the position was nationally advertised and a two day interview selection held. Ms Hawkin is of course our current Deputy Headteacher and so will be able to ensure a smooth transfer of leadership.

Please read the letter below for more information:

Headteacher appointment (pdf)


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Dear Parents and Carers

Co-Headteachers – Sheila Johnston and Derek Kay

After five years in their position the Co-Heads have decided to retire from the end of the present academic year. They have done a great job and will be sorely missed. We shall therefore be advertising for a new Headteacher as soon as possible. The appointment would be from 1st September but there would be a proper handover before this to ensure continuity.

Please read the letter below for more information:

Co-Headteachers - January 2019 (pdf)

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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.

Trinity School - Privacy Notice (pdf)

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Berlin & Krakow Trip 2020 - Yr 8 Students

25/03/2020 – 31/03/2020

Open to 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:

Berlin Krakow trip - letter (pdf)

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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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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 on

Or visit our Performance visit page.

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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:

PP statement 2018-2019 (docx)

PP statement 2018-2019 (pdf)

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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.

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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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.


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Please visit our Special Educational Needs page here.

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