STAFF

Trinity School is able to attract and retain a staff of very high quality as a result of the fine reputation of the school and of the professional opportunities it can offer. Most teachers are graduates in their teaching subjects, some with wide experience including teaching abroad, and all have a real commitment to their work. All of our staff are involved in continuing professional development to enrich their professional knowledge and to ensure best practice in improving student learning. Additionally, many are active in the local community, whether as preachers or councillors, or in sport, the Church and fund-raising for charities. Our PE staff are active participants in sport themselves, and our musicians have considerable reputations locally.

Many staff bring wide experience to bear in their work, having come from a background of industry, commerce or the arts. It is worth noting that many staff are themselves parents of children attending Trinity. As well as our teaching staff, we have a team of knowledgeable and experienced support staff, fulfilling an increasing variety of roles, including House Tutors, Curriculum Support and Cover Supervisors.

All staff are represented on ‘Team Trinity’, a group which works hard to improve the working environment and organise social events.

If you would be interested in bringing your experience and skills to work for the school community, please watch out for advertisements on our Job Vacancies Page and in the local press.

Autumn 2020 Half Term Message

23 October 2020
Dear Parent/Carer
As we approach the end of the first half term, I wanted to write to update you about some minor changes to how we will operate after half term.

End of half term Letter

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Y11 VPE Feedback Form

23 October 2020
Dear Parent/Carer
Re: Year 11 Virtual Parents’ Evening Feedback/Comments
Many thanks to all parents/carers who joined appointments this week. If you had appointments 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.
Y11 Virtual Parents' Eve Feedback/Comments


Yours faithfully
J Hawkin (Ms)
Headteacher

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S.H.I.N.E

22nd October 2020

S.H.I.N.E
S.H.I.N.E. continues to provide emergency food parcels, including fruit and vegetables for anyone who is in need. Contact the S.H.I.N.E. Help Desk on 01697 927005 for more information.

Carlisle Food Bank

0800 783 1966

Longtown Food Bank

01228 791739

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Autumn Half Term Activities

22nd October 2020

To make it easier for parents who are looking for childcare and activities for their children over the Autumn half term break, the Local Authority and partners have pulled together this list of available services and activities. This list is available on our website at:
https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/childrenandfamilies/cfis

Half Term Activities Newsletter

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Food Provisions

Food Provision 

Dear Parent/Carer

Unfortunately, our catering provision will continue to be short staffed for the remainder of the week. We were able to provide food today as we hoped. So, for the rest of the week:

  • There will be no break time food in any year group
  • Year 7, 8 and 9 pre-ordered food (slips done in form time the previous day) will be available
  • There will be a hot food service for Year 7, 8 and 9, although with a simplified menu
  • All students who have a free school meal will have cold food provided. They will need to pre-order this in advance – pastoral staff will arrange this.
  • Students in Year 10 and 11 (except those who have a free school meal) must bring a packed lunch as there will be no service in the Cafe. Students should also bring a drink with them.
  • Sixth Form can also pre-order food, there will be a limited service and students can bring a packed lunch

Thank you for, again, your patience and support during these difficult times.

Trinity School

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Year 8 Virtual Parents’ Evening Feedback/Comments

16 October 2020


Dear Parent/Care

Many thanks to all parents/carers who joined appointments this week.
If you had appointments 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.
Year 8 Virtual Parents' Evening Feedback/Comments

Parental Feedback Request Form Letter

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Year 11 Virtual Parents’ Evening - Thursday 22 October 2020

13 October 2020


Dear Parent/Carer
Re: Year 11 Virtual Parents’ Evening - Thursday 22 October 2020 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 6 minutes but will always finish at the specified time. The booking system will be open to make appointments from Friday 16 October at 10.00 am and will close on Thursday 22 October at 12.15 pm.

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Invitation To Year 11 Virtual Parents Evening

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Parent/Carer Letter 13th Oct 2020

13th October 2020

Dear Parents/Carers
At Trinity School we are fully aware that we are working in unprecedented times. We hope that the learning of students will be undisrupted as we move forward into the academic year. However, we know that there may be times when individual members of staff or students are unable to be in school to focus on teaching and learning – if they are self-isolating, for example. We are also aware that the national situation is more nuanced than it was in the spring: small groups or individuals are being asked to self-isolate, rather than schools being fully closed. We have had to plan for a full range of circumstances that may occur, and you can find a guide to the online learning we will provide in a variety of scenarios sent with this letter. If you think that there may be an issue with accessing learning online, please make sure that your child’s Head of Year is aware of this, to ensure that alternative arrangements can be made Thanks for supporting your child’s learning in the last six months.

Teaching and Learning Scenarios - Parent-Carer (pdf)

Parent-Carer letter 13th October 2020 (pdf)

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Year 8 Virtual Parents’ Evening

6 October 2020


Dear Parent/Carer
Re: Year 8 Virtual Parents’ Evening - Thursday 15 October 2020
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 6 minutes but will always finish at the specified time. The booking system will be open to make appointments from Thursday 8 October at 10.00 am and will close on Thursday 15 October at 12.15 pm.

Year 8 Virtual Parents Evening

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Public Health Survey

Dear Parent/Carer,

Public Health Surveys

The Public Health 5-19 Service is a new service introduced throughout Cumbria in April 2017. The service comprises of a small team of Public Health Specialist Nurses who are based within the 6 localities where they are available to work with schools to identify and address the health and wellbeing needs of children and families.

Survey Letter

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Information Letter

29 September 2020


Dear Parents/Carers
I wanted to write to update you about how the school deals with confirmed cases of coronavirus in order to act quickly to keep staff and students safe. Last week we were informed about a very small number of positive Covid-19 cases within the school community, all separate from each other. Of the four positive cases, two of the individuals did not display any symptoms and one of these was part of the government’s random testing programme. The cases affected students in the Key Stage 3 bubbles and the Sixth Form bubble, but not all students in each bubble were affected. Then we are told about a positive test, we begin our own internal track and trace systems.

Parent/Carer Information Letter

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Home School Agreement

By sending your child to Trinity
School, we will presume consent to
this agreement and that you have
agreed to follow government
guidance on staying alert and safe.

Home school agreement COVID-19

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A Confirmed Case of Covid-19

23rd September 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

We have been advised that we have a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the school community.

Covid-19 Parent Carer letter 230920

 

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Y10 Information Evening

22/09/2020

As we are not able to hold a Y10 Information Evening in the usual way in school, please follow the link to view a filmed presentation of the information you would have received: https://trinity.cumbria.sch.uk/y10-information-evening/

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Biometric Information

Dear Parent/Carer

Re:  Notification of Intention to Process Students’ Biometric Information

All our cash tills, door entries and photocopiers read biometric information.  If you do not wish your child to be involved they will be issued with a card which they can use for all the identified systems.  The vast majority of our existing students have signed up for this system. 

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Biometric Information (pdf)

Biometric Information (.doc)

Please Sign A Copy And Return

 

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New Start-Finish Times

Dear Parent/Carer

Having watched the flow of bubbles in and out of school, we feel that we can alter the start/end of day times to give more time in school. Please see the new times for some year groups highlighted below: 

New Start-Finish Times (pdf)

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Covid 19 absence: A quick guide 15th sept 2020

15th September 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

Children should not attend school if they have at least one of the coronavirus symptoms which are:

  • a high temperature (37.8°C or above. If you don’t have a thermometer, feeling hot to the touch on your chest or back is a good indicator of a high temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough (this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. If you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Covid 19 absence: A quick guide 15th sept 2020

A simple guide for parents and carers

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Headteacher Letter 14th Sept 2020

14th September 2020


Dear Parent/Carer
Now that the first full week of term is complete, I wanted to write to pass on our congratulations to all students for playing their part in helping to keep our school community safe. With many new rules and routines to learn, students have lived up to our motto of Standards, Responsibility, Opportunity, for all. Lessons have been focused and productive, with high standards of learning, students have shown responsibility by listening and following important safety messages and this has created new opportunities for year groups to be closer than ever in their bubbles. We have had very few instances of students who are not following the Covid-19 behaviour rules.

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Headteacher letter 140920

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School Reopening

Dear Parents/Carers

Full Reopening of Trinity School - Guidance for Parents

 Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. School operations
  3. Curriculum, behaviour and pastoral support
  4. Assessment and accountability
  5. Contingency planning
  6. Conclusion
  7. Appendices

Reopening information for parents - 14th Sept 20 (pdf)

School Transport Arrangements from September 2020 (pdf)

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Return to Trinity: FAQs

Return to Trinity School: Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why are students sent outside at break?
In order to keep students separate in their bubbles we have split each yard in half, giving a space for four year groups (7-10) As there are 270 students in each year group, outside space, with fresh air and room to mix safely in a bubble, is safest. Students should bring a coat/waterproof to wear outside. Two of the outside spaces have shelters for students to sit underneath. Students in year 11 do not have an outside space at break but have a much larger indoor area than other year groups. At lunchtime, all students have access to a dining area and an outside space, so they can spread out even further. We have contingency plans for wet breaks, but these areas are smaller, so outside is safest, even in light drizzle!

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Return to Trinity School FAQs

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Recent Social Media Activity

9 September 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

Inappropriate Social Media Activity

We have been alerted to the fact that extremely disturbing and inappropriate material is being circulated between students, across various social media platforms.  This is causing distress to many.

Please be aware of the advice we are sharing with students below, in support of your own ongoing vigilance at home.

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Instrumental and Singing Lessons

Dear all,

Instrumental/singing lessons will resume in school next week.

Students studying A-level and GCSE music receive a weekly instrumental lesson, as part of their course, free of charge.  For other students there is a charge for these lessons and those taking them will either be invoiced by school or by the instrumental/singing teacher.

Woodwind, Brass, Guitar and Cello lessons are provided by the music service and for these lessons you will be invoiced by school.  The charges for these lessons are

Group lesson – £10 per week

Individual lesson - £20 per week

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Home to School Transport

To Parents of Pupils and Students who travel to School on a fare paying bus service

HOME TO SCHOOL TRANSPORT

Due to Social Distancing guidelines, to reduce the spread of COVID19, capacity on local bus services is now much reduced.

Please read the letter below for more information:

20-08-28 Home To Education (v2) (pdf)

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Message from Cumbria County Council

Dear Parents and Carers,
Returning to school safely in September
The past six months have been unprecedented and the closure of schools put huge pressure on parents and carers trying ensure their children’s education continued at home. Thank you to all of you.
Government policy is that all schools will reopen to all pupils in September. This is good news. But while many children and young people will be looking forward to getting back, meeting friends and restarting classes, we know that some will be anxious about returning. The same may be true for parents and carers.

Please read the full letter below for more information:

Letter to parents (pdf)

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Face Coverings

Dear Parents/Carers

26th August 2020

Following the change in government advice late yesterday, we are reviewing the school’s position on face coverings.  As the announcement was made in the media before letting schools know directly, we will need to review the detail of the updated government guidance before making a final decision on this issue.  Please note that it is likely that government guidance may change over the coming weeks as schools return and we will update the information sent yesterday on a regular basis and let you know each time this happens.  The guidance on the website (using the coronavirus updates tab) will always be the most up to date version and is dated in the bottom left hand corner for clarity.  Thank you for your patience.

Trinity School

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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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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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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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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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Prospectus

Please Download our Prospectus

Trinity Prospectus 2020-2021(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

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-Oct-2019 (pdf)

 

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School Maps

A map of our school layout can be viewed here: 2020 School Map (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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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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