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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
Spring term 2019
Tuesday 8th January
Friday 29th March Monday 18th February –
Friday 22nd February
Summer term 2019
Monday 15th April
Friday 19th July Good Friday – 19th April
Easter Sunday – 21st April
Easter Monday – 22nd April
Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May
(Early May Bank Holiday – Monday 6th May)
TERM DATES 2019 – 2020
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


OUR TERM DATES FOR 2018 – 2019


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


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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BAY OF NAPLES TRIP 29/06/2020 - 3/07/2020

Open to current Y7 & Y8 students only.
We are excited to be proposing a school tour to the Bay of Naples to enhance our Geography curriculum for students.
Here are the key details about the planned trip:
• 5 days and 4 night(s)
• Departs on 29 June 2020
• Returns on 3 July 2020
• The purpose of the trip is to enhance the learning experience of students; to visit Geological sites; to enhance their understanding of tectonic events and coastal processes.

For more information about this exciting trip please read the letter and reply slip below:

Italy Trip Letter (pdf)

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Year 11 Prom

YEAR 11 PROM – Thursday 20th June 2019 7.00 – 10.30pm
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, I am writing to confirm that the booking has now been made for the Year 11 Prom at The Crown & Mitre Hotel.

Please read the letter below for more information:

Year 11 Prom letter January 2019 (pdf)

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Year 11 Parent documents

Year 11 Parent Information Evening - Slides

Thursday 10 January 

Please read the documentation below from our recent Yr 11 Parent Information Evening:

Year 11 Parents Info - Maths (pdf)

Year 11 Parents Info - Science (pdf)

Year 11 Parents Info - English (pdf)

More Yr 11 information is available on our Supporting Success page.

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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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GCSE & A Level Certificates

GCSE & A Level Certificates for examinations taken in summer 2018 are available for collection from the Sixth Form Centre during school hours.

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Year 10 Work Experience, Monday 1st July – Friday 5th July 2019 (inclusive)

Year 10 Work Experience, Monday 1st July – Friday 5th July 2019 (inclusive)

Year 10 students will have an opportunity to take part in five days of work experience during the summer term. The work experience programme is a very valuable and enjoyable experience for our students and relies upon students, with parental assistance, finding their own placements. Students should if possible choose a placement which is related to a career they would like to pursue in the future so that they gain a useful insight into what it involves.

Please view the letter and return the consent form by no later than Friday 7 December 2018 below:

Work experience letter to parents (pdf)

Consent Form (pdf)

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Exam Results 2017 - 2018 - GCSE

Congratulations to our students on the results they have achieved in a year where there have been more changes than ever to GCSE examinations which have undoubtedly become more challenging. We cannot fault their hard work and commitment and thank also all of our staff who have worked with them. We wish our students every success in the future, whether they are joining us in Sixth Form or moving on to college, an apprenticeship or employment.


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Exam Results 2017 - 2018

Exam Results

A Level Results

We are very proud of the achievements of our Year 13 students; the 2018 results show clearly their hard work and commitment to their studies. Congratulations go to them, along with thanks to the staff who have worked so hard to support them.


There are many individual successes to celebrate: two students, Tom Cox and Ben Im Thurm, achieved four A* grades, a fantastic achievement. Tom goes to Durham University to study Maths and Ben goes to Bristol University to study Biochemistry.

The grades our students achieved mean they now move on to a range of universities as well as, more than ever before, degree level apprenticeships. We wish them all the very best.

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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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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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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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