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‘The school’s music is so good,’ said one parent, ‘that it defies any easy description’. Famous for the Trinity Boys’ Choir, there are also superb opportunities for instrumentalists. Parents are making the investment gladly, but also unsentimentally: the overwhelming sense is that they want their children to grow up into successful citizens, but not grasping ones, nor to indulge in airs and graces. The normality of the place has made it brilliantly successful in allowing it to pitch itself as, first and last, a local school. ‘There is no doubt,' Mr Kennedy says, ‘that we are there for everyone'...

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Trinity is an independent school for boys aged 10 to 18 with a co-educational Sixth Form. Our aim is to achieve excellence both inside and outside the classroom for every individual student. We have a reputation for being exceptionally caring but also very challenging so each boy and girl is able to fulfil his or her potential. The school is relaxed but dynamic; ambitious but not pretentious. Outstanding facilities, small class sizes and, above all, inspirational teachers combine to give students a learning experience that leads not only to academic excellence but also gives them the emotional intelligence that prepares them for life beyond school.

Entry at ages 10+, 11+ and 13+ is via an examination in Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning, followed by an interview (please contact the school for sample English and Maths papers). Entry at 16+ is via entrance examination and interview.
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Headmaster

Since 2016, Alasdair Kennedy (early 40s). He read engineering at Cambridge, but realised well before finals that what he really wanted was to teach maths and physics. Independent schools are woven deep into his DNA: his father was head of science at Fettes in Edinburgh. ‘My early birthday parties were spent running around all-weather pitches,’ he remembers. ‘I loved that feeling that activity was going on all around me’. He did big stints at Rugby and Sevenoaks, before becoming head of physics at Dulwich, and latterly academic deputy there. He is married (his wife is in business) with three boys.

Despite the blue-chip schools which have made up so much of his life, he doesn’t come across (nor does he seek to) as an obviously public school type. His manner is...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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Special Education Needs

Whilst stressing that we are not a specialist school, Trinity endeavours to make any reasonable adjustments to the admissions procedure, including extra time, to allow disabled and other special needs candidates to compete for a place without disadvantage. The school offers a limited amount of specialist support for dyslexic pupils, and also welcomes boys with mobility problems - the whole site is equipped for wheelchair access. Our staff have become experienced in and open to the needs presented by a range of conditions. Our main requirement is that all boys, regardless of need, display an academic level and enthusiasm which will allow them to flourish at a selective school such as Trinity. Parents are very welcome to contact the Admissions Tutor to discuss their son's needs on an individual basis.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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