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School Profile Summary

Our community is made up of 15-20 different nationalities with boarders ranging in age from 9 to 19 years.

Trinity School is recognised as providing outstanding pastoral care, academic excellence and many extra-curricular opportunities for both boys and girls. Trinity’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.

Located on the beautiful Devon coast, with stunning views of the sea, the School enjoys the benefit of being in a safe and welcoming town, yet having the main railway to London only a 10 minute walk away. Visitors always comment on our friendly and engaging pupils, who combine quiet confidence with respect and consideration for others.

Trinity is a non-selective school, catering for a wide range of academic ability. In GCSE and A level league tables it is nevertheless often ranked top in the 100 co-ed boarding school and sends many pupils every year to the elite Russell Group universities. The School produces national-level medal winners in a variety of sports and activities most years.

Courses Offered

  • GCSEs
  • Pre A Level / Foundation Sixth Form
  • A Levels
  • 1 and 2 term courses

Trinity’s Registrar manages the application process to help make studying in the UK as trouble free as possible for students and their parents.

Visa Information

Trinity School is registered with the UKBA as a Tier 4 Sponsor under the UK Border Agency’s points based system. Our licence number is P2E4DHHAX.

Students who want to obtain a Tier 4 Child / Tier 4 General visa will need to supply the UKBA with a CAS provided by the school. A CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) is a number which the country’s embassy needs in order to process a visa. It can only be supplied by schools which have HTS status.

If you are unsure if you need a visa please check the UKBA website and look at the Do I need a Visa section to give you further help.

To start your visa application please check the UKBA website for visa processing times and the application procedure.


It is a standard requirement of accredited boarding schools that overseas children must have a guardian in the U.K.

Many boarding students benefit greatly by guardians attending parents’ evenings and by maintaining a close contact with the School. The boarders have the opportunity of seeing their guardians for EXEAT weekends and at half-term. 

For EU short-term and UK boarders, you may want to use a guardianship organisation that provides cover when the school is closed i.e. school holidays. The Guardian must also be available at short notice in case of an emergency.

We appreciate that not all parents will know a suitable person who can assume the role of Guardian to their child. A list of approved AEGIS Guardians (Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) can be found online.

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

We recognise that all overseas pupils will have differing degrees of difficulty with language at some time in their school career and that provision for this need is on a continuum. We regard the pupils’ self-esteem to be of vital importance to their learning and intend that pupils should not feel stigmatised by the fact that they do not have English as their first language. Teachers aim to ensure that all pupils for whom English is a second language have the chance to achieve their maximum potential.

The School endeavours to ensure that all pupils are fully integrated into the life of the school where safety permits.

Summer School

Our campus is regularly used during the summer holiday by International Projects with international students of all ages enjoying the chance to improve their English and take advantage of the wonderful surroundings and opportunities.


Agents from all over the world send students to Trinity School. For further information about becoming a partner agency of Trinity School in your country, please contact our Registrar on (44) (0) 1626 771 530.