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  • Trinity Catholic High School
    Mornington Road
    Woodford Green
    IG8 0TP
  • Head: Dr Paul Doherty
  • T 020 8504 3419
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Redbridge
  • Pupils: 1,662; sixth formers: 464
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 18th March 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 26th February 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

A highly academic school – but an exam factory this is not, with several parents reporting that their multiple offspring’s different academic levels were all catered for. ‘One of my child found studying a breeze; the other really didn’t, and the school managed both perfectly, finding their full potential but never making them feel over-pressured,’ said one. You will be in no doubt that your child is a Catholic school, with daily mass at 8.30am and prayers in the morning, at midday, at 3pm and before all meals. There’s a chapel on both sites...

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Since 1981, Dr Paul Doherty OBE BA DPhil (Oxon) FRSA (70s). Middlesbrough born and bred, he originally studied for the priesthood at Ushaw College in Durham. After gaining a history degree at Liverpool University, he won a state scholarship to Exeter College, Oxford, where he met his wife with whom he had seven children. Having decided the academic world was not for him either, he became a secondary school teacher, working in Ascot, Newark and Crawley before being appointed as headmaster to Trinity.

‘An inspiration’ is the phrase you’ll hear more than any other about this larger-than-life character and despite him being in his 70s, pupils, parents and staff alike seem terrified at the mere thought of him leaving. We found him solid and commanding, yet friendly and open-minded – a...

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Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

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