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  • Trinity Catholic High School
    Mornington Road
    Woodford Green
    IG8 0TP
  • Head: Dr Paul Doherty
  • T 020 8504 3419
  • F 020 8505 7546
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Redbridge
  • Pupils: 1643
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 19th 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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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking English Literature at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Religious Studies at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

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Since September 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 –...

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