Trinity Life Newsletter

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Be Safe Online...

The latest e-safety advice for parents and carers…

Carol Service

Monday 16th December 2019 – 7.15pm

Ski Hoodies 2020

Visit the online shop to order yours!

Login to Doddle

Educational Resources and Interactive Activities

Career Vacancies

Job Opportunities..

Outward Bound Courses

Three places are available on a Skills for Life course

Student Success Stories

Trinity Students, past and present..

Uniform Guide

Uniform Information

The Bookmark

Visit Our New Library Website

Connect: YourSpace

Are you a Trinity student and would like emotional advice & support?

Email Bob

Receive help and advice..

Vision and Values

A Church of England School

GCSE Revision

Watch or download podcasts…

Yr 7 Trinity Ready Diploma

Year 7s, collect your Gold, Silver and Bronze awards!



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

Carol Service in Carlisle Cathedral

On behalf of the governors, staff and students of the school we are very pleased to invite you to our Carol Service in Carlisle Cathedral. This service is one of the highlights of the school year in which the school and parents/carers and the Cathedral come together to celebrate the festival of Christmas. We would be delighted if you could join us in the Cathedral on:

MONDAY 16th DECEMBER 2019 at 7.15pm

Please read the letter and reply slip below for more information:

Parent invite (pdf)

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Cross Country Results


Our latest Cross Country Results are available to view here.

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Letter to Parents Oct 2019

Dear Parent/Carer
The first half term of the new academic year is almost over, students are settled well into the new school year and learning well. We are delighted with the start that many have made with over 52,000 achievement logs awarded to students in just six weeks.......

Please read the rest of the letter below for more information:

Letter to parents (pdf)

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Year 7 & 10 Information Evenings 2019 - Presentations

Dear Parent/Carers,

Our presentation from our Year 7 Information Evening on Thursday 19th September can be viewed below:

Year 7 Evening 2019 Online (pptx)

Our presentation from our Year 10 Information Evening on Wednesday 25th September can be viewed below:

Year 10 Evening 2019 Online (pptx)

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Year 10 Drugs Workshop

Dear Parent/Carer

As part of our Personal Development Programme, we take the opportunity to give an input into Drugs education for all students, to ensure that they are aware of the risks associated with drug use and fully educated to make healthy, informed lifestyle choices. This work, in Year 10, will be led by Jen Marrs, who is the county lead in this area. Jen has worked with our students over the last eight years, consistently receiving high praise......

For more information please read the letter below:

Y10 Drugs Workshop (pdf)

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Student Expectation

Our Student Expectation diagram can be viewed below:

Expectation Latest (pdf)

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Yr9 Personal Development Programme

Dear Parent/Carer
As part of our Personal Development Programme, we take the opportunity to give an input into the statutory Sexual Health and Relationships education which all schools are required to deliver. This work, in Year 9, will be led by Jen Marrs, who is the county lead in this area. Jen has worked with our students over the last eight years, to very positive feedback.

For more information please read the letter below:

Y9 PDV - SH&R (pdf)

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A Welcome from the Headteacher

Dear Parent/Carer

It is a privilege to be able to write to you in my first term as Headteacher of Trinity School. I am looking forward to working with you and meeting you at our regular parents’ evenings and events.

Ms Jo Hawkin - Headteacher

I offer a warm welcome to the parents/carers of our new Year 7 students and look forward to officially welcoming you to the Trinity community at our Year 7 Information Evening next week. A separate letter has gone out inviting you to this event. Welcome, too, to those joining us from other schools in Year 12. Mr. Winter, Assistant Head and Head of Sixth Form, will be meeting you at the Year 12 Information and Tutor Evening on 25th September. Both year groups have settled well, with 100% attendance in Year 7 on their first day. They are finding their way around, are making new friends and seem happy. Year 12 have been involved in a three-day induction programme which involved a variety of activities: first aid training, road safety awareness, teambuilding and sessions designed to set them up effectively for their academic studies that start on Monday. All are raring to go.

Read on..

September 2019 (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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Can you get your Five-a-Day?

Challenge yourself to get 5 Good Behaviour Logs as soon as possible each week!

Find out more....

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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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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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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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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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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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