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Trinity School is a small school that provides a safe and supportive environment for pupils of all abilities - particularly those who may have struggled to learn in the past, or lacked the confidence or support to reach their potential. Trinity ticks all the boxes, but it doesn’t push any boundaries, it just does what it does well.

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What the school says...

Throughout my career my primary concern has been to both support and challenge the learning of each individual pupil. My motivation to lead lies in the basic belief that by providing a positive educational experience we are able to make a difference to the lives of young adults. This goes beyond just academic achievement to encompass raising student self-esteem and giving students the confidence to realise that they can be happy, successful and lead fulfilling lives. I believe that young people need to be regularly challenged; encouraged to have an open mind so that they can improve and make a more positive contribution to society. The educational needs of students in the 21st century extend beyond memorising facts to facing challenge, dealing with ‘obstacles’, innovation and effective contribution to a team. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Chinese at an English Independent School (GCE A level)

Other features

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2016, Mr Lawrence Coen BSc Hons (Aberystwyth), PGCE (St Lukes, Exeter), NPQH. A science teacher, specialising in biology, Mr Coen was previously senior deputy head and spent time as a residential boarding master, as well as being involved in sport and co-curricular activities at the school.

Academic matters

In 2016, 14 per cent A*/A grades and 31 per cent A*-B at A level. At GCSE, 11 per cent A*/A grades and 52 per cent achieved 5+ A*-C including English and maths. Results have been down over the past two years (since 2014), and can vary from year to year. Trinity is a non-selective school, catering for a wide range of academic ability. Numbers have doubled in the last 20 years to 500. Classes are still very small - rarely reach double figures. At all...

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Special Education Needs

We aim to identify a pupil's special need as soon as possible. We use the results of baseline tests, tests of self-esteem and an ongoing process of monitoring progress by subject and form teachers, to identify a potential learning difficulty. If a learning difficulty is suspected we will arrange for further, more specific, testing, by an educational psychologist with the agreement of parents. The result of these tests, along with recommendations will be circulated to subject teachers, identifying the learning style of the pupil. Extra specialist tuition will be arranged and provided by qualified staff in specialist education. We regard the pupils self-esteem to be of vital importance to their learning and recognise that each pupil, whatever their difficulty, is an individual.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Epilepsy [archived]
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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 Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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