Trinity School’s Christian ethos and family atmosphere are complemented by a commitment to excellence in both academic and personal development. With recent inspections by both ISI and Ofsted rating the School as Outstanding, the School has successfully demonstrated a determination to deliver the best education possible for the pupils in its care.
Trinity pupils are passionate about learning and curious about the world, having the courage and confidence to embrace life, to seek out challenge and to build resilience through their experiences. Academic aspiration is matched by a commitment to excellence in extra-curricular life.
Trinitonians are encouraged to develop a personal vision and integrity, to show leadership and responsibility and to value service to the community. Their reflective approach is built upon the foundation of Trinity’s Christian values, readying them for life in the modern, globalised world.
Situated in Teignmouth, a seaside town on the South Coast of England, the School has many distinctive features which make it popular with parents and pupils alike. In a favourable climate and a beautiful setting overlooking the Teign Estuary and Lyme Bay, boarders and day pupils benefit from receiving a well-rounded education in safe and inspiring surroundings.
The School accommodates over 500 boys and girls; 120 places are available within the Preparatory Department and Nursery and the Senior Department has places for up to 320, with a Sixth Form of around 100. There is accommodation for 115 boarders, aged 7 to 19 years, from Britain and countries world-wide.
At the upper end of our ability profile, we have a proven track record of sending pupils to Russell Group universities including Oxbridge, Imperial, University of London and LSE. We have gained 6 Good School Guide Awards for performance in A Levels and GCSE and Prep pupils’ performance considerably exceeds expectations at KS1 and KS2. ISI rated all aspects of Early Years provision to be Outstanding (2014).
Our commitment to ensuring that all pupils, irrespective of ability, are given opportunity to succeed and to be stretched, means that many of our lower ability pupils produce results that put them on course for university. 95% of Sixth Form students in recent years have progressed to university, the majority to their first choice institution.
Our specialist Learning Success Department supports those with educational needs such as dyslexia. About 20% of pupils have some form of additional need, although only about 5-10% need tuition/support, usually in the form of additional lessons.
ETHOS AND PASTORAL CARE
The quality of the School’s pastoral care is an established and considerable strength. Trinity was rated Excellent for it pastoral care arrangements in the 2014 ISI integrated inspection. We believe that, for care to be effective, it is essential that school and family work closely together – the relationship needs to be dynamic, honest and built on mutual trust and understanding. This approach, and the fact that Trinity provides education for girls and boys of all ages, helps to generate the School’s warm, ‘family’ atmosphere.
Extensive sporting, cultural, charitable and leadership opportunities are available at all ages. We have numerous pupils who have performed and won medals, or other recognition, at national and regional level over the past five years. More importantly, however, we have a ‘can-do’ mindset that means all pupils find themselves enthusiastically involved in a wide range of activities from the earliest age. The School aims to build confidence by developing personal qualities that help to form trusting and stable relationships and encourage sound moral judgements to be made.