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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..


Starts Monday 16 April 2018
Half Term Holiday Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June 2018
Ends Friday 20th July 2018
Early May Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018


OUR TERM DATES FOR 2018 – 2019


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


Visit Our 50th Anniversary Site


– Years 11 and 13 - AUTUMN 2018

Our Senior Graduation Evening for students who were part of this year’s Y11 and 13 will be held on Monday 10th September at 7.15pm in Carlisle Cathedral. This event aims to celebrate the achievements of all students. In keeping with our aim to provide opportunities ‘for All’ we would like every student, along with their parents and carers, to join us ....

For more information please read the letter below:

Invitation to parents (pdf)

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Collecting Exam Results

Year 13 students

Year 13 students can collect their A Level results in the Jubilee Hall from 8.30am on Thursday 16 August and Year 12 from 9.30am.

Year 11 students

Year 11 students can collect their GCSE results from 9.00am on Thursday 23 August in the Jubilee Hall. Year 10 results will be available to collect from Reception from 10.00am onwards.

Please view the Post-results services information below:

Post-results services deadlines fees and charges (.docx)

Post-results services request consent and payment form (.docx)

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Pastoral Care at Trinity School

Pastoral Care at
Trinity School

As you know we take pride in the high quality of pastoral care that we offer to our students; this has been validated in many inspection reports, including the most recent SIAMs report 18 months ago. As this is such an important part of our work we constantly strive to review and improve the care we give to students.

Read the letter below for our plans to change the way we organise pastoral care in the 11-16 school for September 2018:

Pastoral Update June 2018 (pdf)

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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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PiXL Pre Papers - Yr 11

Summer Exam Timetables

Exam timetables are available below: 

A level June 2018

GCSE May-June 2018

Marking Forms available below:

Reviews of Exam Marking form (002) (.docx)

Reviews of marking Candidate policy (WH002) (.docx)

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KS3 Diploma

KS3 Diploma

Dear Parents/Carers,

As you will be aware, all Year 9 students are undertaking the KS3 Diploma this year and have recently had an assembly to inform them of the next stage in the process.

Please read the letter and activity sheet below for more information:

Y9 Diploma (pdf)

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Berlin & Krakow Trip 2020 - Current Yr 7 & Yr 8 Students

25/03/2020 – 31/03/2020

Open to current Year 7s and 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:

Berline Krakow trip - letter (pdf)

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Forthcoming Year 11 Exam Period

As you are aware, our Year 11 students have been working very hard in the lead-up to what are the most important exams of their academic career to date. They have shown maturity, independence and determination in their desire to achieve their best and receive the best possible grades for their future ambitions.
We met with all Year 11 students recently to give them information concerning the forthcoming GCSE exam period.

Please read the letter and reply slip below for more information, including key dates, and an exam timetable:

GCSE Exam timetable letter to parents April 2017 (pdf)

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GUIDED HISTORY WW1 TOUR - France and Belgium


We are excited to be proposing a school tour to Belgium and France to enhance our History curriculum for students (Yr 7 & 8 Students only).

Please view the information and reply slip below:


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Lunch time arrangements and end of school day

Proposed change to lunch time arrangements and end of school day

As you will be aware the school has grown in size over the last four years due to a high demand for places; successful appeals for admission in 2014 created an extra form of entry which has continued each year since then. The school building was designed for 1500 students and currently we have just over 1700. One of the consequences of this is pressure on our dining facilities; there are lengthy queues to use these and they are crowded. We are very conscious that lunchtimes are not the most pleasant experience for students......

Please read our letter below for more information:

School Day consultation - letter to parents (pdf)

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Year 11 Students, and Parents and Carers,

YEAR 11 PROM - Friday 29th June 2018
7.00 - 11.00pm

As part of the celebrations planned to mark the end of examinations, and the end of year group’s time together in the 11-16 school at Trinity, our Year 11 Prom will take place at The Crown & Mitre Hotel.

More information can be found in the letter below:

Yr 11 Prom Letter (pdf)

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Music Tuition - Information letter and forms

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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Co-Headteachers' Message

Welcome to Trinity School.

We are proud to serve as Co-Headteachers of Trinity School and to work in the service of this school community. It is a place of high standards, underpinned by distinctive Christian values. Responsibility for self and others is encouraged, and there are superb opportunities for all of our students to achieve very well indeed. Students are at the heart of all that we do at Trinity: their achievements academically, of course, but also their well-being and their wider development as well rounded individuals.

We offer a broad range of curriculum choices and wider activities and visits, because we are a large and popular school. However, we try to behave as if we were a small village school where every individual is well known, supported and encouraged.

We aim to make a difference to young people’s lives, to develop an awareness and respect for spiritual and moral values, so that they, in turn, can enrich the lives of others. We want our students to leave us with the values, knowledge and skills to lead a full and fulfilling life.

.....Read More

Mr D Kay
Mrs S Johnston

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GCSE and A Level Results

Our GCSE and A Level results can be viewed below:

GCSE + A-Level Results (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.

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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:

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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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Uniform Changes - Trutex Direct

Changes to Uniforms for 2015-16 are as follows;

  1. A clip on school tie for all girls.
  2. A white collared shirt capable of being worn with a tie, for girls.
  3. An additional ‘flash’ of colour to add to V neck jumpers, for Year 11 students.
  4. A specified range of skirts, trousers and shoes (See ‘Uniform Guidance’ in the handbook).

Information on School Uniforms can be found here:

trutexdirectPlease do feel free to take advantage of this service by following the Trutex link You should use the School Code LEA00667SC when making your purchases.

For more information read: Uniform letter July 2015 (pdf) For an example order read: Uniform Order Example-Trutex (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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Please visit the RAISEonline website for information from the Department of Education for  interactive analysis of school and pupil performance data.

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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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Trinity School Celebrate
70 Years of the NHS

Find out more about our  Community Projects