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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 – 8th May





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

Virtual Progress Meetings

9 July 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

Virtual Progress Meetings - 14 - 16 July 2020

In June, you heard from our Teaching and Learning team about how staff and students have been engaging in learning during the period of lockdown. Our approach has been one that has provided regular work and contact with teachers with deliberate variety in the work students have received, with a view to promoting greater levels of engagement. We have also sought to develop the quality of virtual learning by training staff to use new technologies and have found that some students have enjoyed taking up opportunities for ‘live’ sessions during this most unusual school term.

For more information please red the letter below:

Y7-10 Virtual Progress Meetings (pdf)

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New Intake

9 July 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

New Intake

I would first of all like to thank you for your patience and understanding during this very different transition period, I’m sure the step up to secondary school has been the topic of conversation in many households, and I hope that recent communication regarding tutor groups, the virtual parent’s evening discussions and the transition webpage have served to answer some of the many questions you may have had......

For more information please red the letter below:

New Intake - Final (pdf)

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School Update

7th July 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

As you will have undoubtedly heard, the government advice about the reopening of schools from September was published late last week.  We are working through the advice to make sure that we have all safety measures in place and will update you with how this will operate at Trinity school next week. Our risk assessments will be published on the school website soon. It is clear that we will need to spend some time during the first few days of term explaining safety procedures to students.  We will therefore be staggering the start times of year groups and will confirm the start times and entry routes in the details we send next week.

Please read the full letter below for more information:

Covid 24 (pdf)

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Parents - How to attend appointments over video call

Dear Parents/Carers,

Instructions are below for parent/carers who are attending appointments over video call for a virtual event:

Video_ Parents - How to attend appointments over video call - SchoolCloud Parents Evening (pdf)

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Key Stage 3 ‘Read Along’

Dear Parent/Carers,

We hope your child has had the opportunity of being part of our ‘Enrichment Hour’ this week. This will run again next week at the same time: 1:00 to 2:00 every day. Please see the school’s Twitter feed – or the school’s web page – for details of what is on every day. In addition to the variety of learning tasks your child will have had access to this term, we would like to offer another online session to your child. From 2:05 to 2:30 every day we will be running a ‘Read Along’ session; we will be choosing a book from our library’s e-book range and reading it live. Students can follow the session via Microsoft Teams, which is available through their Microsoft 365 access.

Please read the letter and Teams Student Guide below for more information:

Read Along Letter 030720 (pdf)

Teams - Student Guide (pdf)

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New Intake - Virtual Induction Evening

Dear Parent/Carer,

We look forward to your son/daughter joining us, for what is likely to be the most important phase of their education to date. As promised in our previous correspondence, we have now been able to allocate your child to a form group, the details of which are shown above.

Trinity staff have been working hard over the past few weeks, liaising with all the primary schools who know and understand our new students, and we have had extensive discussions to identify their learning characteristics and habits. This process is hugely important and allows our Year 7 students to make the best possible start to life at Trinity School; to make the progress they are capable of and of course to help them with the transition to secondary school.

Please read the letter below for more information:

New Intake - Virtual Induction Evening (pdf)

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Key Stage 3 Enrichment Hour

25 June 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

Key Stage 3 Enrichment Hour

As teachers at Trinity School we are hugely appreciative of the lengths that you have been going to in supporting your children at home with their learning.

In addition to the varied home learning tasks that students have been completing we would like to offer your child access to the ‘Enrichment Hour’. This would be an hour-long session every school day between 1:00 and 2:00, and it would be held using Microsoft Teams. Each day a different subject will take over the session and it will be led by a subject specialist. The ‘Enrichment Hour’ is intended to enthuse students in a subject area and to enrich their understanding. Sometimes there will also be opportunities for students to complete follow-on tasks, or to share projects and learning with other students via Microsoft Teams.

Please read the letter below for more information:

T and L Team 2 Letter 250620 (pdf)

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Remote Learning - KS3 and Year 10

19 June 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

As Trinity School’s Teaching and Learning Team, we are writing this letter to update you about aspects of teaching and learning across the school during lockdown.  We wanted to share our principles as a school about remote learning and give some thoughts about what we plan to do next, should this situation continue in the Autumn term.

Before sharing our aims, I think it is important to reassure parents/carers and students that we will do our utmost to support any student that has fallen behind, for whatever reason.  We have specific plans in place for Year 11 next year, where we have redesigned the tutor team and the school day so that we can fit more catch-up and extra teaching into the school day.  We will retain this model for as many years as necessary so each year group will benefit from intervention when they reach Year 11.  If we need to provide intervention for Year 13, we will do this too.

Please read the letter below and the KS3 and Year 10 set work information:

T and L Team Final letter 190620 (pdf)

KS3 work per subject area (pdf)

Year 10 subject specific work being set (pdf)

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New Intake 2020-21 – Year 6 Transition

19 June 2020
Dear Parent/Carer

I hope you and you families are keeping safe and well during these difficult and unusual weeks, as lockdown is eased, and schools make the first small steps in returning students back into school.
As outlined in the previous correspondence, we will aim to give you a regular update on how we are planning to make the Transition to Trinity as smooth as possible, with more information coming to you over the coming weeks to keep you informed and confident that we are doing all we can to support your child, despite the unusual set of circumstances we find ourselves in.

Please read the letter below for more information:

New Intake - Y6 Induction SC (pdf)

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Face Coverings on School Transport Services


The Government announced on 04/06/2020 that face coverings will be required while using public transport services in England from 15/06/2020. Further information is available via the link below:

Face coverings - parents, carers and schools advice 150620 (pdf)

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School Update - Covid-19

16 June 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

It has been excellent to see more students in school this week with the return of Year 12 to lessons.  A high number of students have returned, and subject teaching is underway in person.  Following the detailed nature of the risk assessments and what has been put in place in such a short time, we have been delighted to see students here, learning.  We have written to the parents of Year 10, to let them know what to expect when they return next week.  I know that many parents and students in other year groups will be wondering when it is their turn to come back to school.  As yet, I have no further information from the Department for Education, but we are hopeful that changes will be made so that we can safely see more children back in school. 

Please read the letter below for more information:

School Update Covid-19 (pdf)

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Year 10 Partial reopening from Monday 22nd June 2020

15 June 2020
Dear Parent/Carer
Year 10 Partial reopening from Monday 22nd June 2020

We have now completed our risk assessments and are looking forward to inviting Year 10 back to school for some face to face provision starting on Monday 22nd June.  Students will be invited in for specific subjects from next week.  Our aim is to avoid students mixing as far as possible, to keep groups sizes manageable and to avoid movement around corridors.  We are able to split the year group into much lower numbers that will not mix on any one day.  Each student should receive some input from all core lessons and their option subjects before the summer break.  We are hoping to offer some one to one time with pastoral staff in the final week and to set some work for the summer holidays. 

Please read the letter below for more information:

Year 10 opening letter to parents 150620 (pdf)

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Year 12 Partial reopening from Monday 15th June 2020

We have now completed our risk assessments and are looking forward to inviting Year 12 back to school for some face to face provision starting on Monday 15th June. Sent with this letter is a schedule of lessons for each week which will remain the same each week, with the exception of BTEC Science, until the end of term. It gives details about start and finish times and routines around handwashing and comfort breaks. Should we need to make any changes due to staff absence or changes in regulations we will let you know as soon as we possibly can.

Please the letter below for more information:

sixth form opening letter to parents 100620 (pdf)

Year 12 return - Face to Face Plan (xlxs)

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School Uniform Shop Info

The School Uniform Shop will be open from Monday 15th June - 10am-4pm

Please refer to Trinity School guides regarding acceptable styles/lengths of skirts and trousers before purchasing.

Please read the Guides below and the link to our Uniform page:

School Uniform Shop Info (pdf)

Uniform 20-21 Visual Guide (pdf)

School Uniform Page

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New Intake 2020-21 - Year 6 Transition

As we approach the final half term of the year, we are very aware that the normal route to your child joining us at Trinity is not as it would usually be. The biggest change will be that the usual ‘Induction Day’ will not be taking place. The current restrictions on school openings and updated risk assessment mean that it is, unfortunately, not possible to run this year. However, we are working hard to create a virtual platform to inform you all about Trinity and what to expect when you start here with us.

Please read the letter below for more information:

New Intake - Y6 Transition Timeline (pdf)

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Year 6 Transition – New Intake 2020-21

I am delighted to welcome you to the Trinity School community. We are looking forward to meeting you and your child in person, when we are able, and to welcome you as part of the Trinity family. We hope that this is the start of a happy and successful partnership as your child begins their secondary education with us.

Typically, at this time of the year we would be planning for our Transition Day in July and key staff would be visiting our feeder schools to meet your children and talk to their staff. As you can imagine, plans are being adapted for all eventualities in these uncertain times. Following the announcement from the government this week, we are more hopeful that we may get to meet Year 6 before the end of term. Under the current circumstances, it is more important to us than ever that students joining us in September feel happy and secure and we will be working hard behind the scenes to ensure that transition is as smooth as possible. We will also be adapting how we start in September to give more time for students in Year 7 to settle.

You will shortly be hearing from Ms Constant, Head of Year 7 and Mrs Leech, Assistant Headteacher, both of whom are responsible for Year 6 into 7 transition.

Please read the letter below for more information:

Welcome SC & Web (pdf)

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Young Leader Award

18 May 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

Young Leader Award

As you are aware, Year 8 Students have been following the Archbishop Youth Trust Young Leaders Award this year in Religious Studies. The Archbishop of York Youth Trust exists to empower our young people to ‘be the change you want to see’ in their schools, communities and the world! The community activities involve personal volunteering work, in school charity work and wider community service.

Please read the letter below for more information:

RS - Y8 Arch Bishop Award (pdf)

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Accessing School Work from Home

Dear Parents and Carers of Students in Year 10 and 12,

We hope that you and your family are well.  This is a quick message to remind you to let us know if you are having any issues with accessing school work due to internet or laptop problems.  If you would like support please contact your child’s year team and we will see what we can do to help.

Trinity School

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The Trinity Lockdown Recipe Book 2020

Take part in the “The Trinity School Lockdown 2020 Recipe Book

Send your favourite recipe to where they will be collected together to produce a recipe book that you will be able to download.

Open to all students, parents/carers and staff.


To design the front page/cover for the “Trinity School Lockdown 2020 Recipe Book, open to all students

Please send all designs to Mrs Perry,

Recipe Book Competition 2020 (pdf)

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OFQUAL Information

6 April 2020

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

On Friday 3rd April we received information from the Department for Education and Ofqual as to how GCSE and A levels will be awarded this Summer. You will find the statement in full at the bottom of this email.

As it states, Trinity school will be providing exam boards with teacher assessments for all our year 11 and 13 students. We will make our judgments using:

• classwork

• bookwork

• any participation in performances in subjects such as music, drama or PE

• any non-exam assessment – whether or not complete

• the results of any assignments or mock exams

• previous examination results – for example, for any re-sitting students or those with relevant AS qualifications

• any other records of student performance over the course of study

Please read the letter below for more information:

Letter re OFQUAL Information (06_04_20) (pdf)

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Trinity PE Challenge

Are you taking on the Trinity PE Challenge?

How fast can you run 2k (safely, as your one exercise of the day)? Email a picture of your time to Mr Brown.

Also, the CrossFit weekly challenge: how many sets in 20 mins? Email Miss Walker.

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Parents/Carers of KS3 Students - Key Workers only

Dear Parent/Carer

I wanted to let you now that from Monday 30th March, Trinity School will be a hub for the children of Key Workers.  What this means is that we will be collaborating with other schools (Caldew, William Howard, Morton and Newman) in providing childcare.  This will be based at Trinity School and hours have been extended from 8:30am to 3:30pm.  We will be looking to see if we can offer a breakfast club and earlier start time soon. 

Please read the full letter below:

Childcare letter (pdf)


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Dear Parent/Carer 

You may have seen the notification that ParentPay were to generate an automatic refund of all School Meal balances – this was to be done once they had received the funds from Schools/Catering Companies. However, they have now withdrawn this offer.

The school position is that all balances will remain on the student’s cards for them to use on their return to school.

Please read the full letter below which includes a link to the Refund Form:

Parentpay-School-Meals-Refunds-Form (pdf)

Refund Form direct link.


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Scam around Free School Meals

Scam around Free School Meals

Some Schools have already reported that parents and carers of children in receipt of free school meals are being targeted by fraudsters. Fraudsters are targeting families, emailing parents and carers with messages such as ‘ If your child is entitled to free school meals send your bank details to the school and they will help with funding while the school is closed’. The email contains links for the parents to follow if they want to receive the this funding – these links are fake. This is a scam

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Childcare for Keyworkers

Childcare for Keyworkers – update

We have had technical difficulties with the survey for childcare.  This is now working again and will stay open until 11:30pm today.  If you have emailed school we will be able to access your replies but would be grateful, for ease of admin, if you could try to fill it in again now.  Many thanks.

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Guidance COVID-19: free school meals guidance for schools


COVID-19: free school meals guidance for schools

Published 19 March 2020

We know that schools and education settings are concerned about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on pupils currently eligible for benefits-related free school meals.

Please visit the following website form further guidance:

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Berlin/Krakow Trip Refund

Berlin/Krakow Trip
Further to our letter to you on the 12 March with our intentions to cancel the trip I can confirm that we have now cancelled the trip. As the trip was cancelled by us we are
only due to get back 20% from the tour operator NST under their cancelation charges. However, we are in the process of claiming back the remainder of the money with the Department for Education Risk Protection Arrangement for academies.

Please read the letter below for more details:

Berlin/Krakow Letter -Refund (pdf)

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Free School Meals

Free School Meals

If your child would normally receive a free school meal, we will be able to provide a packed lunch for them during the school closure that can be collected from main reception, starting tomorrow. Please could you let us know by 2pm today, by emailing if you would like to use this service. If you are unable to email, please phone school to let us know. Please let us know if there are any special dietary requirements that we need to be aware of. If you decide to use this service, packed lunches will be available to collect between 12pm and 1pm each day, in the airlock at main reception.

Trinity School

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For current Y7, Y8 students only.

We are excited to be proposing a school tour to Belgium and France to enhance our History curriculum for students.

Key details about the planned trip:

  • 5 days and 4 night(s)
  • Departs on 5 July 2021
  • Returns on 9 July 2021
  • The purpose of the trip is to enhance the learning experience of students; to visit historic sites; to pay our respects to former students of the school who fell in the Great War

For much more information about this trip please read the letter below:

WW1 Tour Letter (pdf)

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Please Download our Prospectus

Trinity-Prospectus-2019 (pdf)

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Transition to Trinity Guide

Year 7 Parents and Carers,
Our Transition to Trinity information is available here:
Trinity Yr7 Transition Guide 2019 - 2020 (pdf)

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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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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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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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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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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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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

PP statement 2019-2020 (pdf)

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 school layout can be viewed here: TrinitySchoolmap-Oct-2019 (pdf)


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School Maps

A map of our school layout can be viewed here: TrinitySchoolmap-Oct-2019 (pdf)

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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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