- About Our School
Admissions September 2021
Reception, Year 7 and Sixth Form
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A Message from the Head:
Holy Trinity is unique. As a through school, students can undertake their 14 year journey under one roof, though whether joining us in Reception or any other year group, students can be assured of a warm welcome into the Holy Trinity family. Offering a broad curriculum, at Holy Trinity we value the world of academia, but equally value the creative arts and PE, as we believe that the skills and attributes developed in these subjects help our students to become well-rounded individuals. With a swimming pool on site, all students learn to swim as part of our curriculum provision, in doing so developing an essential life skill.
Teachers at Holy Trinity are adept at teaching across both the primary and secondary phase, which supports an effective transition from Year 6 through to Year 7. Within our primary phase, students receive specialist teaching from senior staff in PE, music, French and art, as well as some subject specialism within each year group in Key stage 2. In Reception, staff have created an exciting environment, both indoors and out, for our youngest students, helping to nurture a joy of learning and social awareness. In Sixth Form, students benefit from small tuition groups and are given opportunities to develop leadership skills within the main school, as well as receiving individual support in their UCAS applications.
Although a broad curriculum is essential, at Holy Trinity we place equal value on the development of personal attributes and student well-being. A good education not only provides our young people with choice as they move on from education, but it also empowers them to work within a wider community, being able to participate and contribute effectively. Therefore, at Holy Trinity we do not compromise on time given to the development of self and have several well established student groups that enable our students to have a voice, as well as a network of peer support. The ethos of the school is one of caring and consideration for others and where kindness and individuality are celebrated. Students are allowed to be themselves and engage in an environment where ‘it is cool to learn’ and is reflected in our school motto, ‘Attend, Aspire, Achieve’.
Mrs P. Leek-Wright
OFSTED inspection rated Holy Trinity School as ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ for personal development, behaviour and welfare.
There can be no doubt that Holy Trinity School is a very special place to work and learn.
We believe that the decision about where to send your child for these early and formative years is one of the most important decisions of their lives. Our aim is to make every pupil’s experience exciting and fulfilling and one they will look back at with genuine happiness. We provide a warm, supportive environment where each child is valued and encouraged to seek challenge, to value effort and to persist in the face of obstacles.
Student View: A day in the life of Year 8
Holy Trinity School is a co-educational school offering a quality education to children from 4 years up to 18 years of age. In recent years Holy Trinity gained Investor in People status, the National Sports Mark, the Early Years Gold Award from the Birmingham partnership, and most recently HTS has become a Directly Licensed Organisation for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The school continues to grow and build the school for future generations. It is a first class facility to rival most schools and places leadership and responsibility on the students for its upkeep, tidiness and leisure use. Our swimming pool is a great success and is the home venue for the prestigious Wyre Forest Swim Team. Swimming has always been an important part of our school as children swim weekly from the age of 4 years upwards. Being housed on one site ensures continuity of education between the main school sections: Primary School, Senior School and Sixth Form. This continuity is being increasingly recognised by Educators as a great advantage for students who get to know all teachers and naturally transfer from one section to another with their friends. Based within the grounds, but not part of the School, is Little Trinity Nursery for children aged 2 - 5 years.
What is a free school? A free school is a non-selective school that is funded by the taxpayer but is independent of state control. However, it is subject to inspection by Ofsted and is accountable to the Secretary of State for Education. The Government has been encouraging groups of parents and teachers to set up taxpayer funded schools since it came to power in 2010.Read More
Who to talk to about Safeguarding at Holy Trinity
Mr J Quinn - Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs J Green - Associate Headteacher & Deputy DSL for Phase 3
Mrs K Wilkin - Associate Headteacher & Deputy DSL for Phase 2
Miss M Read - Associate Headteacher & Deputy DSL for Phase 1
Mrs S Marlow - Safeguarding Governor
In order to support awareness of CSE and Online Safety, please find attached a link to the PACE campaign which offers support and information for parents. https://paceuk.info/
Further Useful Websites:
Barnardo's spot the signs: Advice for parents, professionals and young people on the signs of sexual exploitation and how to keep safe
Department for Education (Gov.uk) National Action Plan for Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation
Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation pace is the leading national charity working with parents and carers whose children are sexually exploited
NSPCC definitions, statistics, facts and resources about CSE.
NWG Network: Fighting against CSE and working to inform, educate and prevent child sexual abuse within the UK.
Spotting The Signs of Child Sexual Exploitation: a 15 minute YouTube clip from Health Education England
Welcome to the Learning Support Team at Holy Trinity School
The Learning Support Team at Holy Trinity aims to provide high quality support to pupils with a range of special educational needs. We support teachers and the pastoral team to ensure all pupils overcome these difficulties and to make sure they can achieve their potential.
The SENCo deploys a range of tools to assess pupils’ needs and uses the data to inform intervention for either small groups or individuals. Our team works together to monitor and track the progress of all pupils working very closely with subject teachers and outside agencies, whose input is used to support our work and offer advice on ways forward - both as a whole school and for individual pupils.
The department aims to ensure that all needs are met and support is provided in-class by a team of experienced and dedicated Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Learning Support Assistants (LSAs). Continual support is provided for all Senior School students through the P.A.D (Progress and Achievement Department) which is located by the Bridge. The P.A.D is available to students during break and lunchtimes and is also used during curriculum time to deliver both individual and small-group intervention sessions.
Parents play a central role in supporting the work of the Department and we welcome their involvement. Together we can make a difference to the lives of the students we work with.
Contacting the Learning Support Team
Ms S Ward - Special Educational Needs Assistant\LAC coordinator
Mrs J Farley, Ms J Hutson, Miss L Hill, Mrs M Polito, Miss L Cooper (currently on Maternity Leave), Mrs A Baxter (currently on Maternity Leave), Mrs P Brown, Mrs P Crocker, Miss N Andrews, Mrs B Lees, Miss K Winwood
Mrs B Lees, Miss K Winwood, Miss L Fennell (currently on Maternity Leave), Mrs N Moore, Mrs C Morgan, Mrs J Kenny, Mrs N Harris.
Looked After Children
At Holy Trinity, we ensure that the needs of our Looked After Children are addressed and reviewed at regular PEP (Personalised Education Plan) meetings and LAC (Looked After Children) reviews.
At these meetings, the views of the child, carer, teacher and social worker are all shared and smart targets set to enable the child to work towards reaching their full potential. We work closely with the Virtual School for Looked After Children.
If you have any queries regarding Looked After Children at Holy Trinity then please contact the LAC Co-ordinator via the school office - 01562 822929
All documents relating to pastoral matters are available below, and information and links about how to stay safe online can be found on the E-Safety page.
- 2020-21 School Pastoral Handbook
- ABA Bullying Pack For Parents
- Anti-Bullying Week Secondary Assembly
- Cyberbullying Advice Sheet - Adult
- Cyberbullying Advice Sheet - Youth
- E-safety at Home
- Pupil Premium Website
- Safeguarding Visitor and Volunteer Leaflet
- Safer Internet Day 2017 Assembly (14-18 years)
- Safer Internet Day 2017 Assembly (7-11 years)
- SEND Parents leaflet
- The Student Action Group
- Welcome to the Learning Support Team