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WELCOME TO TRINITY SCHOOL

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..

TERM DATES

AUTUMN TERM 2020
First Day of Term Last Day of Term Half Term Week
Autumn Term 2020
Wednesday 2nd September
Friday 18th December Monday 26th October –
Friday 30th October
Spring Term 2021
Tuesday 5th January
Thursday 1st April Monday 15th February –
Friday 19th February
Summer Term 2021
Monday 19th April
Friday 16th July Good Friday – 2nd April
Easter Sunday – 4th April
Easter Monday – 5th April
Half Term:
Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June
Early May Bank Holiday – 3rd May

 

CUMBRIA CHILDREN’S SERVICES DIRECTORATE SCHOOL TERM DATES 2020/2021

CUMBRIA CHILDREN’S SERVICES DIRECTORATE SCHOOL TERM DATES 2021/2022

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


School News

A message to parents/carers of students expecting GCSE, AS and A level
results this summer

Ofqual (11_08_20)

School Update - Next Term

Dear Parents/Carers

This will be my last communication of the school year and I will be in touch again mid-August with more details about September. We plan to send FAQs (frequently asked questions), the Covid home school agreement, our interim Covid behaviour procedures and detailed instructions for each year group then. You can still view the voiced PowerPoint which outlines how students will be taught in September and the risk assessments from the website. We are busy putting everything in place to keep children and staff safe.

Please read the full letter below for more information:

Parental letter 17 July 2020 (pdf)

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Summer holiday activity directories

Summer holiday activity directories

To support parents and carers looking for childcare and activities during the school summer holidays 2020, Cumbria County Council and partners have launched an online directory for each district of Cumbria which lists local options for holiday camps, childcare providers and other support services and activities.  

We hope the directory makes it easier for parents and carers to find information about available services. We also aim to support childcare and activity providers to publicise their offer to parents and carers as they begin to restart activities.

You can find the directory for your area at https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/childrenandfamilies/cfis/

We will be updating the directories on a regular basis as we receive more information. If you have any listings to add to the directory, please contact childrens.information@cumbria.gov.uk.

We will also be posting information about events and activities on our Facebook page @ChildrenandFamiliesInformationService throughout the summer holidays.

There is further guidance for parents about attending out of school settings available on the government website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-of-children-attending-out-of-school-settings-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

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September reopening 2020 parents

Dear Parent/Carer

Please use the following link to access a video PowerPoint with information about September reopening.

Further details of the start times for the first week for each year group will be sent in Ms Hawkin’s final letter of the term later this week. We will be in touch through the summer to update you if there are changes and will send lots of information in the final week of the summer break, when we are clear that there are no changes needed due to a change in infection rates.

Trinity School

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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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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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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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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 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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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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ParentPay

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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Guidance COVID-19: free school meals guidance for schools

Guidance

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:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance-for-schools

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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 fsm@trinity.cumbria.sch.uk 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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GUIDED HISTORY WW1 TOUR 5 - 9 July 2021

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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Prospectus

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

Dictionaries

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

GDPR

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 gov.uk.

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. 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
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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.

Amen

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SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

Please visit our Special Educational Needs page here.

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Ofqual (11_08_20)

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