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All the staff at Trinity strive to create a long and friendly association with all pupils and their families. While we are a large school, we seek to treat each person as an individual, and to get to know them and help them throughout their time in the school. The partnership with the parents and carers at home is very important to us.


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




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


The Trinity Handbook aims to give parents as much information as possible about the school and its role in the life of their children. The information is set out alphabetically to aid the ease of finding the information required.

Please get in touch with us if you want to discuss any aspects of the school as your child joins us and makes his/her way through the school.


Trinity School is a Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and your child and may also receive information about your child from their previous school. We hold this personal data and use it to:

  • support your child’s teaching and learning;
  • monitor and report on his/her progress;
  • provide appropriate pastoral care, and
  • assess how well the school is doing

For More information about data control the following document is available for download in pdf format.


Approach to Learning

Rewards and Behaviour


Please find all information on health and medical needs within the school on our health matters page here……


Year 7


Year 7 Subject Information

Parent News

Easter Letter

31 March 2021
Dear Parent/Carer
The Spring term has flown and in school we cannot believe that Easter is here this week. The Year 7 Art Club have been prolific in their spring decorations and the good weather has lifted the spirits. It has been good to see students benefitting from being outside at break and lunch, the sixth form and years 8 and 9 have made good use of the canopies we installed over the Christmas break.

We are very proud of the way in which students have helped each other on their return.....Read More

Easter letter 31 March 2021 (pdf)

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Uniform Letter March 2021

29 March 2021
Dear Parent/Carer
Re: School Uniform
We know that many parents/carers use the Easter holiday as an opportunity to refresh or replace uniform items ahead of the Summer term. This being the case, please consider the guidance via the link below to inform your activity:
Updated Uniform Guidance Leaflet

Uniform Letter March 2021


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Biometric Consent letter March 21 Change of Services

March 2021

Dear Parent/Carer

Re: Change of Biometric and Online Payment Providers

 The purpose of this letter is to advise you of a change of provider for both the automated biometric recognition system and the on-line payment system used in school. Owing to these changes there are a couple of processes we need you to undertake so that we can provide services to you and your child.

Biometric Consent letter March 21 Change of Services


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Biometric Data Processing: Information and Consent

Biometric Data Processing: Information and Consent

Under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (sections 26 to 28), we are required to notify each parent of a child and obtain the written consent of at least one parent before being able to use a child’s biometric information for an automated system.

Biometric Information


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Parental/Carer Letter 050321

5th Of March 2021

Dear Parent/Carer
As we approach the return next week, I have a few final reminders to share with you.

Lateral Flow Device Testing
Thank you for your overwhelming support for the testing next week. So far 1485 parents/carers have agreed to having a test, 90% of the school community. With the three tests performed in school, home testing to follow and face masks in class for a limited period, we are confident that these extra measures will ensure a safe return to face-to-face learning. There is a link here to a video which you can share with your child. It shows a member of staff coming to the Sports Hall and having a test. This should help to reassure students about what to expect next week.

Trinity LFD Test Video

Parental letter 050321


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Important Returning Information

4 th March 2021
Dear Parent/Carer
As promised, I am writing to send you the updated return guidance for you to go through at home with your child before the return next week. There are three documents altogether, the full Trinity Guidance, the updated Frequently Asked Questions sheet and a separate sheet explaining the government guidance on wearing face coverings in classrooms.

Parental/Carer Letter In Full 040321

Reopening information for parents 080321

Face coverings

Return to Trinity School FAQs - March 2021

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Parental Letter - Return to School

Dear Parents/Carers

Return to school – week beginning Monday 8th March
This is the first of a number of communications this week about the return to school. I felt it important to let you know as soon as possible which day your child will be tested and which day they will return to school. We will send a further two letters this week as follows:

1. Updated information about Lateral Flow Testing – this will give the times for each tutor group, how the test is done, what will happen afterwards, how the result will be sent home, more about consent, information about school transport and anything else that we need to tell you about.

2. Updated safety information for the return to classrooms – we will send the details
we sent in September with any new guidance included, including the wearing of face coverings in classrooms.

A summary of the plan for return is in the pdf below, with all year groups back in school by Thursday 11th March

Parental letter 010321 (pdf)


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Year 10 Virtual Parents' Evening - Feedback/Comments

26 February 2021

Dear Parent/Carer
Re: Year 10 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 25 February 2021
Many thanks to all parents/carers who attended appointments last night. If you attended the evening please advise if this was helpful to you and/or if you have any ideas how this event can be improved in the future by following the link below and completing the online reply slip.

Reply Form

Parents' Comments Letter


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School Return 8th of March

24th February 2021

Dear Parent/Carer
I hope that you had a safe half term holiday and that students were able to have a good break, ready for the new half term. As you will know secondary schools will be returning from 8th March on a phased basis and we are looking forward to  welcoming students back to school.

Headteacher Letter School Return 8th of March


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Parent/Carer letter 12 Feb 2021

12 February 2021

Dear Parents/Carers
I am glad we are coming to the end of another half term with few students in school. We look forward to hearing the announcement on 22nd February about the return of schools and to see more students in the building before Easter. Of course, once the announcement is made, we will need to work through any updated guidance to see if the safety measures in place in the Autumn term have changed. It is also likely that we will need to test all students on their return, possibly twice.

Parental letter 12 Feb 2021


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Year 10 Virtual Parents Evening

9 February 2021
Dear Parent/Carer
We hope that you will be able to attend the virtual evening to speak with your son/daughter’s subject teachers. To facilitate the discussions, we are using our existing Parents Evening Booking System as a video conferencing option. Accessing this booking system as you normally do will allow you to select an appointment with the appropriate members of staff. Appointments will last 5 minutes and will always finish at the specified time. The booking system will be open to make appointments from Friday 12 February at 10.30 am and will close on Thursday 25 February at 12.15 pm.

Year 10 Invitation


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16 to 19 tuition fund statement 2020 – 2021

16 to 19 tuition fund statement 2020 – 2021
The 16 to 19 tuition fund is £96 million of one-off funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. It is ring fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please read the document below for more information:

16-to-19-tuition-fund-statement-2020-to-2021 (pdf)

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Pupil Premium

Trinity School Remote Learning Policy

This is the Trinity School Remote Learning Policy for January 2021.

Trinity School Remote Learning Policy January 2021

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Remote Platforms User Guide

A guide to studying from home is attached below:

Remote Platforms User Guide

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CCC Covid-19 Information

Dear Parents and Carers,

11 November 2020

Please read the letter below from Cumbria County Council on COVID-19:

This year continues to be very challenging for families and for schools. COVID-19 has meant disruption to pupil’s education and significant changes to how schools are run. As the virus has spread around the county many schools have had to take action because of confirmed COVID-19 infections among staff or pupils. Sometimes this has required whole schools to close for a period, but more commonly small groups or ‘bubbles’ have been required to selfisolate at home.

Read the full letter below:

11.11.20 - Letter to Parents PDF

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Compulsory wearing of face coverings

Dear Parent/Carer

Compulsory wearing of face coverings from Thursday 5th November 2020

I wrote to you before the holiday about the school’s policy on wearing face coverings linked to the government’s Covid-19 alert level system. This was in light of the increasing rates of infection in the Carlisle area and the likelihood that we would move into a higher tier. As you know, Carlisle moved into the High Alert Level (Tier 2) on Saturday 31st October. The government’s current guidance to schools is clear that schools in any area in Tier 2 or higher, students should wear face masks:

“When an area moves to the local COVID alert level ‘high’ or ‘very high’, in education settings where year 7 and above are educated, face coverings should be worn by adults (staff and visitors) and pupils when moving around indoors, such as in corridors and communal areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain. As in the general approach, it will not usually be necessary to wear face coverings in the classroom, where protective measures already mean the risks are lower, and they may inhibit teaching and learning.”

You can read the full government guidance by following the link below:

Read more, including our school regulations, in the letter below:

C19 Face Coverings (02_11_20) (pdf)


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Bali Information Evening

Dear Parents and Carers

World Challenge 2022: Bali
We invite you to attend an information evening to hear about our next empowering form of overseas learning that is set to take place in Bali in 2022. We are proud to be partnering with World Challenge again, to bring a unique experience that will give our students the opportunity to become true life-learners and global citizens. Previous expeditions to India and Vietnam have proven life-changing for students with one describing it as “A truly invaluable experience.”

Parent Letter- Bali Information Evening


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Ofsted Report 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have now received the final report from Ofsted following their visit to the school on Wednesday, 13th March 2019 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 2019. 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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Leave of Absence Form


This time of the year is a good time for students to stock up pencil cases - a fully stocked pencil case helps with revision and alleviates a little exam stress!

Students need to bring pens (black, red, blue and green biro) pencils, a ruler, a rubber, a protractor and a pair of compasses. They will also need a calculator for every maths and science lesson. Highlighter pens are particularly useful for revision.

Please ensure that your son/daughter has the correct equipment. Thank you.

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Performance Tables

View our Performance Tables on

Or visit our Performance visit page.

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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 - Parent Guide.

A map of our school layout can be viewed here: TrinitySchoolmap-2020 (pdf)


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Home School Agreement

This document serves as a agreement between staff, students and parents. It sets out the expectations that these three groups have of one another and defines how each should expect to be treated. This document can be download from this page should you require a further copy.

Available in: Form - Home School Agreement (Word document)

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School Uniform

Please view our Uniform Guide here: Uniform Visuals (pdf)

Uniform Supplier : The Uniform Shop Ltd, Atlas Works, Denton Holme Carlisle. Tel: 01228 810555. Find out more here.

School Uniform Voucher Poster

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Free School Meals and Clothing Grants

Cumbria County Council have provided this information (in pdf format) on eligibility and applying for Free School Meals and Clothing Grants.


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Trinity School is committed to ensuring that our pupils are safe online and as such we have ICT guides in place.


Please view our internet safety page here

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Change of Address

To inform us of a change of address please download this pdf form to print out and mail back to us CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORM

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