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Prospectus Independent Day School for Boys Co-Educational Sixth Form


We believe great outcomes are delivered through a culture of strong values. By focusing on ethos and character, we nurture extraordinary young people.


Ambition Omar receives his award from Mr Kennedy on stage during assembly.

We have high expectations of students, enabling them to fulfil their potential within a vibrant community. We believe ambitious young people will change the world and impact the lives of others positively. The ambition we encourage drives our students to strive for and accomplish their goals.


“The school combines challenging and rigorous expectations while maintaining a down to earth feel.” Trinity Parent

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Rapport Ansh and Josh, co-founders of the Trinity Warhammer Gaming Club, talk tactics.

Individuals are known and cared for within a nurturing environment. Relationships within the school are based on mutual respect, in a warm, welcoming and supportive environment.

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“My son is happy. If your child is happy... that speaks volumes.” Trinity Parent

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Trinity offers a vibrant and inspiring community in which we encourage the growth of intellectual curiosity, creativity and independent learning without constraints. We prepare individuals for the world beyond our four walls.


Adventure Another night-time cold water practice session for the Trinity cross-Channel swim team.

“It really feels like Trinity cares about all aspects of our child’s development.” Trinity Parent


In this prospectus

From the Headmaster

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Academic

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Teaching & Learning

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Enrichment

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Bursaries & Scholarships

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After Trinity

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Case Studies

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Pastoral Care

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Student wellbeing

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Life in the Lower and Middle Schools

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Life in the Sixth Form

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Co-curricular

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Creative Arts

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Drama

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Music

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Sport

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Clubs & societies

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Trips & Boetius Centre

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CCF & DofE

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Community

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Public connections

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Volunteering

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Trinity partnerships

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About us

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Facilities

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How to find us

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Next steps

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Curiosity Luca peers into the cardboard dalek he and his team have built.

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Welcome

“At Trinity, we nurture extraordinary young people.”

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Introduction

From the Headmaster We are delighted that you are considering our school for your child. At Trinity, we nurture extraordinary young people. Our students achieve some of the best academic results in the country, but they are also actively encouraged to take up the wealth of opportunities we offer outside the classroom. The success we are aiming for is not just the excellence that our students achieve; it is evidenced in the kind of people they become. We have established a community of generosity and kindness, in which every student is known and cared for as an individual. In this nurturing environment, great outcomes are delivered through a culture of strong values, while the curiosity and ambition of each young person is explored and expressed. This, in turn, opens doors to the world’s best universities, colleges and careers. We welcome students from a wide range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, and they leave ready to build and contribute to the communities they join. We want students to leave Trinity without any sense of entitlement, but with a humility that acknowledges the fact that there is always more to learn, and others to learn from. Whilst at Trinity, we want every student to love being part of our community, and to thrive on the opportunities to learn and engage. When they leave, we hope they will have made these values their own. I would very much like to welcome you to the school so you can feel for yourself the warm, purposeful atmosphere and experience the true spirit of Trinity.

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Introduction

Our values

The right environment

At Trinity, our focus is on leading through values; on the kind of young people that our students become, with day-to-day school experiences and a love of learning shaping them before they move on to extraordinary futures.

We are committed to nurturing a diverse environment in which each individual experiences rapport with their teachers and feels that they are known and cared for. We encourage every student to develop and satisfy their academic curiosity as well as to enjoy playing a part in our community.

We expect that, whatever success, talent, or opportunities our students enjoy, they will never think anything is beneath them; they are excellent but not arrogant, and consciously inclusive rather than exclusive.

"Such a lovely, friendly school and great kids. So much sport, great academics and a really brilliant ethos. We're really proud to be part of the wider Trinity community!" Trinity Parent

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We want our students to develop the confidence and creativity to be ambitious and forward thinking and to recognise that they will require character and resilience to be prepared for their future worlds. When our students leave Trinity, we hope they have made these values their own.


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Belief Introduction

We aim to... Inspire Encourage the growth of intellectual curiosity, creativity and independent learning whilst also preparing each student for the best possible examination results, through a broad, coherent and balanced curriculum. Develop Provide well-qualified, inspirational and dedicated staff, committed to their own continual professional development, who have high expectations of all students, enjoy teaching and learning, and enable students to fulfil their academic potential within an intellectually vibrant community.

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Support Provide outstanding pastoral care and ensure that relationships within the school are always based on mutual respect within a highly supportive environment. Encourage Encourage the development of self-discipline, responsibility, physical and emotional wellbeing, moral and spiritual values, and consequently the highest possible standards of behaviour, confidence and consideration for others.


Provide Offer excellent facilities and a wide range of high quality co-curricular activities through which students develop a healthy sense of cooperation and competition as well as enjoying social, sporting and cultural interests for their own sakes. Partner Work closely in effective partnership with parents and encourage them to be actively involved in their child’s education.

Equip Prepare students for life beyond school, through an understanding of higher education and career possibilities, a development of entrepreneurial and leadership skills, an informed appreciation of the diversity of the world and a sense of service to the wider community.

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Academic excellence Section 1: Academic At Trinity, we create resilient, responsible and engaged learners. Learning is challenging, but it is a skill we help our young person to master, whatever their starting point.

Drive All that revision paid off. James (Year 7) shares his insight in History class.

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“We are impressed: excellence without elitism, and a tangible sense of pastoral care.” Trinity Parent

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Academic

Teaching & Learning It is our aim for students to have intellectual curiosity, alongside awareness and understanding of the learning process itself.

Outstanding learning

Our teaching community

The learning process demands academic rigour; resilience and determination; creativity and imagination; self-confidence and humility.

We see it as our duty to evaluate our own practice, to experiment and to discuss our findings as a teaching community. Our teaching is wellresearched and well-evaluated, with professional development embedded into everything we do.

Support will differ for each student, but the underlying ethos remains the same. We want our students to feel challenged and to approach difficulties with positivity and resilience, knowing that they are well supported. Our students are encouraged to problem solve and to apply their knowledge to complex problems. This prepares them for learning at A Level, as well as university study and life beyond school.

For students, learning is a process. Our teaching facilitates this, generating a spark to embark upon an individualised journey whilst providing the tools to explore with depth and breadth.

Our students frequently seek out opportunities to go beyond the curriculum and extend their learning, whether that be hearing visiting speakers, going to industry conferences and residential courses, or taking on the Extended Project Qualification in the Sixth Form. Our academic societies, part of our co-curricular provision, also see our students explore topics of interest for discussion and debate.

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Academic

Enrichment

We are committed to providing our students with opportunities to extend their learning beyond the curriculum.

A holistic education

Lower School Award Resilience . Curiosity . Responsibility

Physical challenge Teamwork Community Academic discovery Creativity

Middle School Award

Resilience . Curiosity . Responsibility

Academic endeavour Looking outwards Broadening horizons Collaboration

A love of learning – beyond the classroom, tests and examinations, and for its own sake – is a gift. In developing a well-rounded, intellectually curious profile which includes both academic and cocurricular pursuits, our students can confidently progress on to higher education and beyond. Students are encouraged to seek out ways to apply the knowledge they have learnt in the classroom to a wider context. Whether through our clubs and societies, which number over a hundred; national and international competitions, such as science Olympiads; trips; seminars and workshops, we support them in asking questions about the wider world and developing independent thought.

Further development Critical thinking, research and study skills are fundamental to A Level success and beyond, so we offer a range of enrichment courses and elective options through which students can extend their unique interests. Through our Sixth Form enrichment programme, the Trinity Diploma, students engage critically with the world around them. By undertaking a research-based, independent project centred on their academic passions, students can explore a topic they’re interested in, on their own terms. These projects can either take the form of an artefact – a physical product of some kind; such as an art piece, video essay, or coding project – or a dissertation.

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Trinity Diploma

Encouraging independent thinking

Leadership and community Critical analysis skills Extended academic project Personal development Enrichment

"There is a sense in which Trinity is a real standardbearer: its students leave school with a respect and appetite for learning." Good Schools Guide

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Bursaries & Scholarships Trinity is a school for children from every walk of life. It was founded to serve its community and the John Whitgift Foundation bursaries alongside our own Trinity Bursary Fund offers one of the most extensive bursary programmes in the UK.

Our criteria Admission is based on the combined criteria of academic strength and the ability to contribute to the co-curricular life of the school. Scholarships are awarded irrespective of parental income and the scholarship will remain throughout your child’s school career, provided he or she maintains the expected standards. Alongside Academic scholarships, students may apply for scholarships in: Music, Sport, Drama, Art and Design & Technology. Please read our Admissions Handbook for details.

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“It is a school for any bright child, regardless of socio-economic background.” Trinity Parent

The John Whitgift Foundation The John Whitgift Foundation is a registered charity offering one of the largest bursary schemes in the UK, and Trinity is one of three independent schools within this Foundation. Alongside Whitgift and Old Palace, our commitment is to provide an all-round education to academically able children, regardless of their social background or financial means. In 1596, Archbishop John Whitgift was granted permission from Queen Elizabeth I to establish a Foundation in Croydon, providing education for the young and care for the elderly. Its vision is still to support people of all ages and backgrounds, bringing them together to inspire a sense of community.

The work of the Foundation covers three core areas: Access to education As one of the largest bursary providers in the country, the Foundation grants thousands of young people access to an outstanding education at one of the three Foundation Schools. Care for older people Through care homes and services, the Foundation gives older people a sense of community, comfort and joy in later life. Support of Croydon’s carers The Foundation offer free advice, information and a support network for Croydon’s carers.

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After Trinity Each year, our leavers receive an impressive number of offers from top-tier institutions, including Oxbridge, Medical Schools and Russell Group institutions.

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Openness

For all aspirations We support those who opt to study overseas, apply for competitive degree apprenticeships, take a gap year, or choose to continue their studies at leading conservatoires and art colleges. Trinity students also have the opportunity to meet experienced professionals in a range of careers each year, either at themed Careers Evenings, or at more intimate spotlight events. Regardless of where they go next, we are proud that our students leave Trinity grounded, articulate and confident individuals with the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the community in which they find themselves.

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Case studies

A selection of our leavers Music, Oxford

Beth

“At Trinity, I was involved in so many concerts and groups; performing huge choral numbers such as Mozart’s Requiem and orchestral works such as Tchaikovsky’s 5th symphony and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. I was also given the opportunity to perform Dido in Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas and the female solo in Duruflé’s Requiem, and I learned how to create a good programme for recitals and competitions. The school ethos which encourages students of all ages and abilities to engage with musical activities is a wonderful part of the school’s philosophy.” Medicine, Sheffield

Rutuja

“The teachers are all incredibly supportive and made the transition to A Level really easy. I truly believe that this has made a major contribution to not just my application but also my future career. Medicine is notoriously difficult to get into and everybody at MedSoc was provided with the support and information we needed to excel at all stages. I loved my time at Trinity and wouldn’t change a thing for the world.”

Degree Level Apprenticeship, Accountancy

Sam

“When considering my career options I looked carefully at both university and apprenticeship routes. A key factor in my decision to join Grant Thornton immediately after A Levels was the fact that the apprenticeship would enable me to qualify as an accountant more quickly. I have really enjoyed my time with the firm and am still surprised by how much I learn every day. I would definitely recommend looking into apprenticeships.”

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Law, Cambridge

Olam

“Having studied Economics, English Literature and Religious Studies at A Level, what I enjoyed about Economics was its real-life applications and the help it gave in understanding important current political and economic affairs, while my other subjects were perhaps more abstract. However, my English course inspired my interest in reading and Religious Studies engaged my mind philosophically. In five years’ time I hope to be working in a chambers as a junior barrister.”

Film Practice, University of the Arts London

Alfie

“Beside the academic, Trinity has helped me form and ground my own identity. It has helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses, including the people I work best with, and how to overcome the situations that overwhelm me. I think the Sixth Form has been the highlight. The transition makes for greater parity between teacher and student and independent learning and a peer-to-peer style of debate is encouraged.”

Dentistry, King’s College London

Angela

“At A Level, I studied Biology, Chemistry and Maths. Through all the challenges, my teachers were always so supportive, and happy to help me at breaks and lunches, or mark extra work that I had done. The process of getting into dental school is quite long and arduous and I’m so grateful for the support.”

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Support & encouragement Section 2: Pastoral care Young people grow best when they feel safe and free to express themselves. We are proud of our reputation for providing outstanding pastoral care.

Care Mr Richmond makes book recommendations to the J Bugs after Breakfast Club.

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Pastoral care

A culture of care All students receive carefully considered support and advice at each stage of their school career, tailored to their needs and circumstances.

Ready to listen Our students know they can talk to a member of staff if they are worried, that there are people around them who care about them, and how to seek help if they need it. New students are invited, along with their parents, to events at the school before the start of their first term, while every form in our Lower School is paired with members of our Sixth Form who spend part of each week interacting with younger students, leading activities, offering advice, or simply acting as a friendly face.

"We are very happy to see our son coming home excited and positive about his day at school and what he has learned." New Parent

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Experienced and understanding Our Section Heads are experienced at looking after all students within their care. With a strong team of Heads of Year and Tutors, they oversee transition and progression through school and beyond. At school and at home Trinity also offers a regular programme of parent seminars, hosted by expert speakers and designed to support families in conjunction with our system of pastoral care within school.


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“Trinity fosters a caring atmosphere where students can flourish and excel.” New Parent

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Pastoral care

Student wellbeing

Student wellbeing is of paramount importance at Trinity. The first duty of staff is to act in the best interests of the child, and every student is known and respected as an individual. A top priority

Building the whole person

Tutors and Heads of Year take a leading role in supporting students and liaising with parents on pastoral matters. The pastoral team are all trained in mental health first aid, and work alongside the nurses, counsellor and clinical psychologist.

These character traits are further considered and cultivated through our Personal Development curriculum. Topics span a range of areas including health and wellbeing; identity and values; positive relationships and bullying; and safety, including online safety.

Through tutor and assembly time activities, as well as interactions with members of staff, students are encouraged to think about qualities such as kindness, empathy, courtesy and personal responsibility.

Activities designed to build resilience and teamwork are also included within this programme, with a particular focus in the second year (Year 8), through a bespoke resilience course and our Boetius outdoor activities trip. In the Sixth Form, specialist visiting speakers also form part of the Diploma programme while students take on volunteering, mentoring and leadership roles, enabling them to give back to their community.

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Pastoral Care

Life in the Lower and Middle Schools The transition from primary to secondary school can be daunting but we aim to make the move as smooth as possible.

The Lower School Whether joining in the Junior Year or the First Year, supportive Form Tutors and a team of staff and peers help students achieve their potential from their very first day. Our teaching staff bring learning to life in wellresourced classrooms, laboratories, studios and workshops. There is a wealth of opportunities to explore - from sport to music and drama, with existing interests combining with new adventures. We provide a safe and stable community; one which values respect, compassion and understanding.

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of new parents consider their son to be happy at Trinity.

Joy The chance to grow Our Lower School Award represents an opportunity for our youngest students to reflect on the personal attributes and qualities they want to develop whilst at the school. Students plan ahead, identify opportunities, spot gaps and reflect on what has happened and what they have learnt, working towards a certificate at the end of the Second Year.

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The Middle School In the Middle School, students develop the skills to become independent learners. They also make great friendships and have experiences they will never forget. Students develop leadership skills and build resilience alongside the ability to learn from mistakes, to set goals and to work towards them whilst overcoming setbacks. Achieving academic success is only one aspect of what it means to be at Trinity. Enrichment The Middle School Award, for instance, is bespoke to each individual. Engaging fully in this programme helps to develop a love of learning beyond just preparing for exams and grades, and a willingness to try new things and collaborate with others, whilst developing personal, physical, and social skills. We thrive together Trinity is more than a school. We are a community and we care about the wider society within which we exist. Throughout our students’ time here they learn about themselves, other people and the wider world.

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“I can see growth and stretch in my son but feel he has been supported throughout.” Trinity Parent

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"The best thing about Trinity is that it is simultaneously challenging and exciting, as well as friendly and supportive." Sixth Form student

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Life in the Sixth Form Our co-educational Sixth Form enables students to make new friends and prepare for life beyond school, either in higher education or the world of work.

The right environment In our bright and airy Sixth Form centre, with its dedicated café, students explore the subjects that most interest them within a vibrant, friendly and purposeful learning environment.

Beyond the curriculum The Sixth Form Diploma programme enables all to develop a host of study and research skills as well as soft skills which offer preparation for higher education and the world of work. Students go beyond the curriculum to engage critically with the world around them, with the Diploma encouraging self-motivation and independent thinking. It draws on elements which are important for the development of the whole individual, such as leadership skills and community service – helping students prepare for the real world. There is a rich culture of extension and enrichment outside of the syllabus, delivered through our departmental societies and clubs, visiting speakers, and through the Diploma electives. Many of our Sixth Form students take a lead in giving talks for societies and for our academic symposia.

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Life in the Sixth Form

Real life ready Our aim is to prepare our students: we run personal development sessions on topics such as stress management, university finance and employability. We are very proud of our students’ exam results. Their results give them access to the world’s best universities and colleges, as well as competitive apprenticeships. But most of all, we are proud of who they become. We want our students to grow to be the best version of themselves that they can be. We provide a safe and stable community, which values respect, as well as compassion and understanding. Many of our Sixth Formers hold mentoring roles for younger students in the school and take leading roles in our community as School Prefects or members of our Sixth Form Council and Charity Committee.

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Joining in Section 3: Co-curricular To complement formal learning, we work with students outside of the classroom to develop a sense of adventure and to foster cultural and social awareness. This is achieved through our many and varied groups, clubs and societies.

Cour The Sixth Form Drama team prepare ahead of their debut performance.

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Creative Arts Across all year groups, students are encouraged to develop skills in drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, digital and graphic design and filmmaking, while being challenged to think philosophically.

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Making it happen

Exploring without boundaries

Photography is a popular subject in which students are encouraged to experience and experiment with a broad range of different lens-based techniques and processes, developing independence and flexibility. Work is frequently exhibited in our lively and bustling Shaw Gallery, while students regularly visit exhibitions both in the UK and abroad.

Students develop their creativity and express themselves in a nurturing environment.

Meanwhile, Design & Technology prepares our students to fully participate in tomorrow’s world. Through practical projects, students use materials and techniques in order to create functional solutions. The department is exceptionally well resourced and boasts some of the best facilities in the country.

Eclectic co-curricular clubs and societies – such as Light-Sabre Building, Drone Club, and Engineering Club – provide an excellent foundation for the product designers, engineers and architects of the future. As a result, each year, several students advance to professional careers within the expanding fields of photography, art and design.

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Co-curricular

Drama

Trinity offers thriving co-curricular provision for budding actors and stage technicians.

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Setting the scene Wonderful performance spaces, including our Mitre Theatre, studio and concert hall, are professionally equipped, offering students limitless creative possibilities. Many students pursue LAMDA awards, whilst weekly drama clubs focus on invention, improvisation and developing communication skills that build confidence. We regularly welcome theatre industry professionals to share their experiences and offer workshops hosted by actors from companies including The National Theatre and Complicité.


Honing the craft There is a varied repertoire of productions every year. Recent work includes hit musicals ‘Oliver’ and ‘Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’, as well as classical work such as ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’. Students are encouraged to develop beyond acting; they write and direct their own work and manage costume, lighting and set design.

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Music Trinity’s Music Department provides truly outstanding opportunities for instrumentalists and singers alike. Inspiring teaching and modern, spacious facilities provide the perfect educational environment in which young musicians can thrive.

How we teach Individual tuition is offered on all orchestral instruments, piano, jazz piano, organ, classical guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, drum kit, harp and singing, while over 50 ensembles rehearse and over 500 students take part in music lessons each week, with Trinity having taken its students to perform in over 20 countries around the world.

Leading the way Trinity Boys’ Choir has an international reputation for excellence based on its long-established touring, opera and recording programmes. It is also the only school choir to be invited to sing regularly in the BBC Proms Festival, whilst also appearing regularly at The Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne, as well as alongside the major London orchestras. Many boys with no previous singing experience find themselves performing on professional stages within their first year, while Sixth Form girls enjoy a similarly broad range of opportunities and collaborate with the Boys’ Choir on studio recordings. Trinity was also the first All Steinway School in London and benefits from an impressive fleet of pianos in addition to exceptional practice and research facilities.

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Sport Through sport, our students build character and develop qualities that will serve them well in life. They learn how to be resilient, how to persevere when the odds are against them, and how to show humility when the game is won. Open to all Whatever their aptitude or ability, we provide students with the opportunity to achieve something worthwhile and every student has the opportunity to represent the school; to experience the exhilaration of a hard fought victory, and the heartbreak of a narrow loss. We enjoy excellent facilities on our 27-acre site, including extensive sports fields, two astros, two sports halls, a swimming pool, ten tennis courts, four squash courts, a climbing wall, a shooting range, a health and fitness suite, a strength and conditioning room, as well as further fields at our Sandilands site and our pavilion which acts as a focal point for our sport. We offer a huge range of sports besides our key sports of Rugby, Football, Hockey, Netball, Cricket and Waterpolo - from Archery and Athletics, to Fencing and Golf, Sailing and Trampolining, to name but a few.

Representing Trinity We are proud of our success with our competitive teams, as well as the large number of students representing their county, region and country, and our expert coaching staff – many of whom have themselves represented their country.

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Clubs & societies

We are proud to offer our students a wide range of societies and clubs to enrich their academic experience, alongside sports teams and musical groups. A world to discover We offer over 100 clubs and societies. Whether it’s bee-keeping, chess, building Daleks, creative writing, fencing or landscape design, there is something for everyone. We encourage students to get involved in as much as they can. This helps them to discover passions, expand their horizons and to build relationships. Our new joiners tell us that one of the things they are most excited about when coming to Trinity will be new opportunities. Our job is to introduce them to as wide a range as possible, to help them discover what they find fun, exciting and challenging.

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“The range of life-changing opportunities never fails to amaze.” Trinity Parent

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“He loves getting involved in all the activities and seems to have boundless energy.” New Parent


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Clubs & societies

Academic Economics Society Geography Society History Society Mathematics Club Maths Challenge Hard Sums Club RS Society Study Skills Talk Shop Artistic Arts & Crafts Art Society Ceramics Club Digital Art Club Drawing Club Model Making Photography Club Cultural Anthropology Cookery African Caribbean Society Chinese Culture Club Classics Society Film Society Hispanic Society Indian Society Dramatic Drama Society LAMDA Technical Theatre Club Enterprising Apiculture Charity Committee Engineering Student Investor Challenge Young Enterprise

Linguistic Chinese Society French Society Greek Society German Club Modern Languages Literary Creative Writing Society Literary Society Playwriting Club Trinity Voice Musical Big Band Chamber Choir Concert Choir Girls Choir Trinity Soloists Concert Band Junior Jazz Band Music Society Trinity Strings Symphonic Wind Orchestra Sixth Form Octet Oratorical Debating Club Lower School Debating Senior Debating Politics Society Sixth Form Council Outdoors Golf Junior Sailing Club Landscape Design Rock Club Sailing Shooting Wildlife

Physical Athletics Badminton Basketball Climbing Cricket Cross Country Cycling Fencing Football Game Analysis Golf Hockey Netball Rounders Rugby Squash Strength & Conditioning Sub Aqua Swimming Table Tennis Tennis Water Polo Yoga

Strategic/ Technological Chess Club Coding Club Computer Science Cryptic Crossword Design & Technology Club Lego Robotics SolidWorks and 3D Printing Special FX STEM Club Wargaming Club Vocational CCF Economics & Business Society Film Studio (‘Trinity News’) First Aid Club Law Society Medical Society Young Engineers

Philosophical & Spiritual Christian Union Think Soc Philosophy Society Junior Philosophy Club Scientific Biology Society Wildlife Club Chem Soc Further Physics Junior Science Physics Society Psychology Society Med Soc

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Beyond the classroom Trips

Boetius Centre

A wide range of departments offer educational visits to a variety of destinations both within the UK and across the globe. The range of trips every year includes day trips to central London to visit the theatre or attend lectures, and expands to the more ambitious and exotic, such as trips to the USA, Malaysia, China and Taiwan, France, Iceland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Croatia.

We have our own, dedicated outdoor centre in the Brecon Beacons. The Boetius Centre is perfectly situated for hill walking and navigation, climbing and abseiling, gorge walking and caving.

Students enjoy action-packed team-building excursions and partake in activities such as rock climbing, caving and gorge walking at our Boetius Centre in Wales; one of our many domestic trips, while the Sports Department carries out frequent tours to locations such as South Africa, Japan, UAE, Australia and the USA, as well as running training camps in Spain, Poland and Portugal. We also gain a huge amount from a partnership with a school in Chipwepwete, Malawi. A team of our staff and students visit each year to teach, learn, and get involved with wider community work.

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Located on the south-western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in the village of Coelbren, the centre is close to the wonderful walking areas of the Black Mountains and some of the most spectacular waterfalls and caves in Britain.


CCF

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

The CCF offers life-changing experiences alongside opportunities to develop life skills and confidence which can help individuals reach their potential at school and beyond.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is open to students in Third Form and above.

Through enjoyable military-themed activities, students develop their sense of responsibility and the qualities of self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance, perseverance and a sense of service to the community.

Students joining Trinity in the Sixth Form can also continue working towards the award if they have previously started. It introduces students to exciting, positive and challenging activities – helping them to develop new friendships, learn new skills and experience adventure. It is also valued by organisations and employers.

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Contribution to society Section 4: Community Our students play an active role in the community. We believe their doing so is central to developing well-rounded and caring individuals who can meaningfully contribute to their future society.

Generos Trinity’s Josh & Tilly in Chipwepwete, Malawi; as part of our annual volunteering trip.

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Staying connected Students fundraise for their chosen charitable causes each term, lead lessons at local primary schools, visit local residential homes and host events for members of our local community throughout the year. Reaching out Trinity also has long-standing relationships with a number of organisations that support older people. We host a party every December, opening our doors to people from care homes and community groups. In addition, we are committed to making our facilities and expertise at Trinity more accessible to state primary schools. For instance, on average, we provide sports coaching tournaments and sessions to 1,500 local primary school children every term. Meanwhile, the Trinity Primary School Maths Morning has been running for over 20 years. The aim is to provide activities for children with a particular aptitude and we also run programmes to help school children in the locality to access STEMfocused provision.

"Its strong investment in the local community helps to ensure that Trinity boys and girls leave the school emotionally intelligent and socially grounded." Good Schools Guide

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Volunteering We believe that by playing an active role in the community, students are better prepared to make a meaningful contribution to their future society. This is central to our ethos.

A sense of service For instance, Sixth Form students complete two sixweek volunteering placements, focused on giving back to our community. Students also lead lessons at local primary schools, carry out environmental work, visit local residential homes and volunteer for a range of organisations. During our Field Days, students challenge themselves in practical ways and develop a sense of service. They also fund-raise for charitable causes and host events throughout the year. This all helps our students to ‘give back’, to grow their listening and communication skills, and to be more socially integrated. Just a few hours a week of effort and commitment make a real difference. By playing an active role within our local community and beyond, our students have an enhanced awareness of the needs of others and cultivate a sense of service.

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Trinity partnerships Our partnerships are an important part of Trinity life.

Sharing Trinity's excellence We are delighted to be working with the Rowdown Foundation, which is connecting us to children whose potential we can help realise. The Rowdown Foundation’s Tuition Programme was established to help the most academically able students at the school prepare for 11+ entrance exams for private, grammar or semi-selective state schools. Our Sports Department provides specialist staff who deliver coaching within local primary schools and hosting tournaments across a wide range of sports.

The Malawi Project Meanwhile, our Malawi Project supports the charity Hope4Malawi through fundraising and volunteering for our partnership school in Chipwepwete, which a team of our staff and students visit each year to teach, and to get involved with community work. This charity helps schools and orphanages in Malawi provide a better life for the children in their care. We have made a commitment to provide free school lunches to each child at Chipwepwete, built three new classrooms and resourced a kitchen and a library. Most recently, we helped to build a bridge across the local river to enable children and the community to travel safely.

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What you need to know Section 5: About us This section features an overview of our facilities, ways to reach the school, and our contact details. We hope it's helpful.

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Facilities Trinity enjoys a 27-acre site, including astroturf pitches, tennis and netball courts. The Trinity Sports Club also boasts a 25-metre, 6-lane swimming pool fitness suite, two large sports halls and several squash courts. Meanwhile, our large Concert Hall seats 470 and our Mitre Theatre seats 120 with an additional refurbished café area.

Key 1. Library 2. Mitre Theatre 3. Music School 4. Pavilion 5. Pottery studio and dark rooms 6. Shaw Gallery 7. Sixth Form Centre 8. Sports Club 9. Sports fields, including tennis courts, astros and pitches 10. Strength and Conditioning Suite 11. Swimming pool 12. TV and film studio 13. Trinity Concert Hall

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Trinity is well served by a number of bus, train and tram routes. We also operate a school bus service while many of our students walk and cycle to school.

Car The main entrance to Trinity is on Addiscombe Road, just west of the Shirley Road roundabout. Enter postcode CR9 7AT in your SatNav. School bus We run termly school buses for students across South London from a number of locations including Dulwich, Bromley, Beckenham, Oxted, Wandsworth, Sutton and Caterham. There are return runs after school and we will happily accommodate new routes where there is sufficient demand. We also have travel chaperones from Clapham Junction station and the Wimbledon tram stop for the first half term. Rail East Croydon station is two miles west of the School. From the station, you can take one of four regular buses that stop outside the School (119; 194; 198; 466). Tram The Croydon Tramlink nearest stop is Sandilands (on the Wimbledon/ New Addington/ Beckenham lines via East and West Croydon) and is less than a mile away. All the buses call at Sandilands or it takes approximately 10 minutes on foot.

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Next steps For more information on how to apply to Trinity, please read out Admissions Handbook, or visit our website listed below. If you would like to speak to somebody in person about your child's application, contact us on any of the following: Telephone 020 8656 9541 Web trinity-school.org Email lowerschooladmissions@trinity.croydon.sch.uk sixthformadmissions@trinity.croydon.sch.uk

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