We are delighted to have achieved an outstanding inspection grade, following our recent Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS).
Trinity School was found to be an outstanding church school and scored the highest grade in all of the following inspection areas:
- The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Trinity School as a Free School with a Christian foundation;
- Meeting the needs of all learners through its distinctive Christian character;
- The impact of collective worship on the school community;
- The effectiveness of the religious education;
- The effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a church school
There is a firm focus on both academic attainment and progress and on students’ personal development and wellbeing. Its Christian ethos is well expressed through, the Trinity Way, which has five key elements: truth, excellence, love, leadership and service (TELLS). These were refined recently to ensure their continued relevance to the school as it grows. They are very well-known and lived out by staff and students. Love and service are very well expressed and linked to a Christian understanding in the minds of many students. For example, a Year 10 student reflected, ‘Christianity is about love – God’s love in sending Jesus and our love for him and for our neighbours’.
Students are developing as considerate and confident young people. Based on its Christian foundation the school has supportive pastoral systems, and there is a calm and purposeful learning environment. These enable pupils to demonstrate at least good progress from their various starting points. The vast majority of students are happy in school which impacts positively on high attendance.
The full report can be found here.