Trinity School

Surrey

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  • Category: Preparatory / Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Boys with co-ed Sixth Form
  • Type: Day
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
  • Roll: 919 (Boys) 93 (Girls)
  • Age Range: Boys: 10-18 years. Girls: 16-18 years
  • Founded: 1596

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mr A J S Kennedy MA (Cantab)

Trinity School
Shirley Park
Croydon
Surrey
CR9 7AT

[t]: 020 8656 9541
[w]: www.trinity-school.org

Location Description

Trinity School is situated to the east of Croydon, surrounded by sports fields and adjacent to the Green Belt.

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School News

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Trinity School Croydon are delighted to have been shortlisted the Tes (Times Educational Supplement) Independent School Awards 2019.

The most outstanding individuals

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and institutions that the independent sector has to offer have been recognised in the shortlist for the 2019 Tes Independent School Awards*. It’s been revealed that Trinity School has been shortlisted for the Senior School of the Year award.

Tes editor Ann Mroz said: “Independent education in this country is truly world class. It’s one of our great success stories. And those shortlisted for the Tes Independent School Awards are the crème de la crème. We received a record number of entries this year and the standard is the highest yet, so to be shortlisted is an extraordinary achievement for any school.”

Alasdair Kennedy, Trinity’s Headmaster, said: We are delighted for the whole school community that Trinity has been shortlisted for this award.  It reflects the commitment of many people over a number of years – staff, students and parents included – to giving our young people an experience of school that is as excellent, enjoyable and grounded as it can be.”

The winners will be revealed at a gala awards evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday 1 February 2019.

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Trinity School, Croydon ranked in top 50 independent schools for the third consecutive year.

School moves up the table to 40th place, from 41st in 2017, 44th in 2016

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and 67th in 2015.

Trinity School, Croydon, has once again been ranked in the top 50 independent secondary schools in The Sunday Times Parent Power Schools Guide 2019, making it the top ranked independent school in Croydon for the third year in a row.

Based on the excellent examination results of the summer, where 91% of A-Level results were awarded A*- B and, in a year of a mix of old and new grading systems, 89% of GCSEs were at A*/A/9/8/7, this year’s ranking at number 40 sees the School move up the table from 41 in 2017 and 44 in 2016.

This ranking comes at the same time that Trinity has been shortlisted as Senior School of the Year at the 2019 Tes Independent School Awards. This year the 26th Sunday Times Parent Power Guide identified the 2,000 highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their recent examination results. You can view the Guide online at www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/parentpower

Trinity School Independent Surrey Trinity students smash Channel challenge for charity

A group of students from Trinity School, Croydon, successfully completed a 21-mile relay swim of the English Channel.

Raising money for Crisis and Scleroderma & Raynaud’s

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UK (SRUK), the team swam for 14 hours and 8 minutes from Dover to France last week.

Niamh Singleton, Funmi Morgan, Will Perry, Tate Nicol, Sarah Rogers and Adam Eastlake trained in cold water, including lakes, open air pools and beaches, in preparation to tackle one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

The group have been sea training since May, using every weekend in July and August to prepare themselves for the challenge. Recently the team trained at night to get used to the inevitability that the majority of the attempt may be in the dark. Their swim started at 10.30pm and continued until 1pm the following day.

Speaking about the group’s challenge, Tim Strange, Trinity’s Head of Art and Challenge Leader, said: “Our swimmers demonstrated exceptional focus and dedication. Swimming the English Channel is such a mammoth swim and is known across the world as one of the hardest open water swims. Our swimmers prepared themselves well for the challenge and we are all incredibly proud.”

The team have a target of £5,000 and have raised over £3,300 so far. To make a donation visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/trinityschool01

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Trinity student Jasper Bew (11) from South East London has been rocking out in the role of Freddy the Drummer in the hit West End

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production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock the Musical.

Having taught himself the drums before auditioning, and inspired to audition after seeing the show in 2016, Jasper was cast in December 2017 and started his run in January this year.

Based on the hit film starring Jack Black, the musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school.

Featuring alongside the likes of Craig Gallivan (Dewey Finn), Laura Tebbutt (Rosalie Mullins), Alan Pearson (Ned Schneebly) and Michelle Francis (Patti DiMarco), Jasper is part of a team of twelve children who make up Dewey’s band.

Jasper is currently in his First Year at Trinity. He is a music and drama scholar, playing the violin, guitar and piano, as well as singing.

On his experience, Jasper said: “It has been a fantastic experience right from the beginning; I’ve loved every minute of every rehearsal and show. I enjoy seeing how happy the audience is during the show and hope to inspire other children watching to play and practice their instruments.”

School of Rock continues at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, London, booking to 20 October 2019. Visit www.SchoolOfRockTheMusical.co.uk

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Students at Trinity School, Croydon had cause for celebration today when they received their GCSE results.

In a year of a mix of old and new

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grading systems, 68% of grades were awarded A*, 9 or 8, when last year 58% of grades were A*s. 88% of grades were A*, A or their new equivalents 9, 8 and 7.

Out of the 24 subjects offered at Trinity, 11 were graded under the new system (9-1), and 13 remained under the outgoing structure of lettered grades.  In the subjects graded under the new system, including English and Maths, 41% of grades were 9 and 68% were 9 or 8.

Out of 134 candidates, particular congratulations go to the 79 boys who achieved all A*, A, 9, 8 and 7 grades, and the 19 boys who got A*, 9 and 8 grades in all their GCSE subjects.

Alasdair Kennedy, Trinity’s Headmaster, said: “We are proud of the results that this year group have achieved.  They and their teachers have worked very hard and we are delighted to see the boys’ ability and character recognised in this way.  They can move to the next stage of their education with real confidence.”

Sidhanth Sureshkumar, who achieved all A* and 9 grades, said: “I worked really hard and our teachers have been fantastic, so I’m really happy.”

Trinity’s Open Morning is on Saturday 6 October 2018 from 9am-12pm.  No booking is required.  Trinity welcomes applications to its Sixth Form from boys and girls. The Sixth Form A Level Choices and Open Evening is on Monday 8 October 2018 by appointment only. Please contact Ms Sandra Redican to book your place on 020 656 9541 or sixthformadmissions@trinity.croydon.sch.uk.

 

Find out more at http://www.trinity-school.org/

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Our pupils had reason to celebrate as A Level results were published across the country.

90% of grades were A*, A or B, 64% were A*-A,

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and 26% of entries were awarded A*, an improvement on last year and the second best measure for the School since A*s were introduced in 2010.

47 students achieved three A grades or better, and 11 students achieved three A*grades or better, out of 131 candidates. Overall, the School achieved a 100% pass rate for the tenth year in row.

Alasdair Kennedy, Trinity’s Headmaster, said: “We are very proud of what our students have achieved in these exams, and their results will give them access to the world’s best universities and colleges, as well as competitive apprenticeships.  They are highly capable young people, and they, their teachers and those who have supported them will also recognise the character and skills that they have developed through their study for these exams are just as important as their results, and will prepare them to be positive contributors and leaders in their communities.”

Malin Dekas, who got four A*s, said: “I didn’t open the email this morning – I wanted to come in to school. I am so excited!”

Nivashinie Logeswaren, who got two A*s and two As, said: “I’m so happy and excited!”

Trinity student, Alexander Molony, will feature on an English adaptation of the family adventure film The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales.

Released in cinemas across

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the UK on 3 August, Alexander joins a cast of well-known names, including Bill Bailey, Adrian Edmondson, Justin Edwards, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie, Phill Jupitus, and Giles New, as he voices the character of Alex, who is one of the chicks.

On taking on the role, Alexander said: “It was really fun to be a part of this film as the story made me laugh a lot! It was really interesting to be working with the animation that they already had, as I haven’t done that before. The style of animation is very different to what is usually on in the cinemas and I like that it is different and stands out”.

From the creators of the Academy Award nominated Ernest and Celestine, comes The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales, a hilarious adventure about a gang of animal misfits. Told through beautiful hand drawn animation, the story unfolds around these lovable countryside creatures as they try (and fail), to fulfil their traditional roles in the farm and the forest.

The French film premiered in 2017 at the Annecy International Animation Festival. Earlier this year, it won France’s Cesar Award for best animated film and earned three Annie Award nominations, including best independent animated film.

Trinity Alumna Imani Lansiquot showed her true potential at the first ever Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium in London.

Claiming 5th place in the 100m

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and winning the 4x100m relay, Imani set a new PB of 11.11 and was named Britain’s 6th fastest woman.

After the weekend, Imani said: “My first ever diamond league and a brand new PB to take with it – 11.11! This is my first mini breakthrough since 2016 and I couldn’t be happier”.

You can find out more on the Sky Sports Scholarships website.

Trinity pupil, Joseph Claxton, excelled on the international stage last month at the 12th International Martial Arts (IMA) World Championships held in Bedford.

Croydon born Joe

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secured two gold medals and one bronze across three categories of Tang Soo do including forms, weapon and sparring. These medals join his other two golds he secured at the same championships in Philadelphia, USA, in October 2016.

Joe, aged 14, who is hoping to secure his black belt at an Invitational Tournament in October this year, has been practising the traditional Korean martial art since he was 8 years old. He said: “My journey throughout Tang Soo do has been very challenging, but it’s been an amazing experience that is 100% worth the effort!”

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The School was delighted to announce that Eliott has received the coveted award, donated by Steinway and awarded in collaboration with the Royal College of

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Music.

Eliott has been playing the piano for nine years. Learning from his experiences when participating in the competition last year, Eliott spent the last year maturing his method of practice and performance, which has led to his success this year.

On receiving the award, Eliott said: “When I found out I couldn’t quite believe it – I was in shock. There are no words to describe the feeling, it’s amazing and a real privilege. I’m looking forward to experiencing what it would be like to be a professional concert pianist.”

Richard Evans, Director of Piano at Trinity, said: “I’m delighted for Eliott. He’s a tremendous talent with a big future for sure. His progress over the past couple of years has been very exciting and he now plays with such poise, confidence and assurance for somebody so young.”

Head of Piano at the Royal College of Music, Professor Vanessa Latarche, said: “Eliott’s audition was exemplary. His playing is already mature for somebody so young and he has real intensity and commitment too. I’m really looking forward to working with him this year, he’s a very talented pianist with amazing potential.”

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Trinity has been named as one of the Top 100 cricket schools in the country by The Cricketer magazine.

Out of 250 submissions this year, Trinity

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has been named in the Top 100 for the third year running. This accolade follows another successful season for Trinity’s cricketers, where over 260 pupils took part in the sport and both the School’s U13 and U14 teams were crowned County Champions.

Trinity’s Head of Cricket, Richard Risebro, said: “I’m so pleased for all involved in Cricket at Trinity. These accolades don’t just happen and I attribute our success to the hard work, determination and resilience of all the staff and pupils at Trinity School. This is a great platform to keep developing talented cricketers and we’re all excited about what the future holds.”

Pictured: The U13 Cricket Champions with their trophy.

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Students at Trinity School, Croydon had cause for celebration today when received their GCSE results.

57% of grades awarded were A*s, and 87% of grades were

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A* or A, both results almost reaching the school’s best, set last year. 98% of grades were A*, A or B.

Out of 127 candidates, particular congratulations go to the 55 students who achieved 7 A*s or better, and the 16 students who got A*s in all their GCSE subjects.

Alasdair Kennedy, Trinity’s Headmaster, said: “Many congratulations to our GCSE cohort of 2017. Their hard work, and that of their teachers, has been rewarded with a very impressive set of results. They have managed to achieve this while maintaining a significant commitment to their wider interests and to the school community, and all of this together means that they can move on to the next stage of their education with great confidence.”

Angus Harrington was one of Trinity’s star performers, achieving an outstanding 10 A*s. He said: “I feel really happy – our teachers have been great and the hard work has really paid off!”

One happy parent commented: “The results have exceeded our expectations – we’re ecstatic!” and another said: “The boys have had great support from the school and amazing teachers. They’ve worked so hard and really encouraged each other – we’re so happy.”

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Pupils from Trinity School, Croydon, had reason to celebrate as A Level results were published across the country.

91% of grades were A*, A or B,

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an improvement on last year, and 25% of entries were awarded A*, the second best result for the School since A*s were introduced in 2010. 50 students achieved three A grades or better, and 9 students achieved three A*grades or better, out of 141 candidates. Overall, the School achieved a 100% pass rate for the ninth year in row.

Many pupils have secured places at some of the country’s top universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College, LSE, Durham, Bristol and Southampton. Some pupils also secured scholarships at some of the top universities in America.

Alasdair Kennedy, the School’s Headmaster, said: “In a year of significant changes to A Level examinations, I am delighted that Trinity students have achieved the second best set of results overall in the last nine years. With the support of their teachers, friends and families, this group of students worked hard, and they deserve this success. The vast majority of our leavers will now move to their chosen universities or colleges, and we hope they will continue to thrive in the next stage of their education”.

Among the success stories were Owen Finnie, who achieved a fantastic 4 A*s and secured a place at Cambridge to study Natural Science. He said: “I’m so happy – the exams were tough so it’s a very big relief!”

Head Boy, Joe Rooke, who is also off to Cambridge to study History, said: “It hasn’t sunk in yet; this is a culmination of two years hard work and it feels like it’s really been worth it.”

Kate Clancy and Stephanie Mitchell were both delighted to secure their places at Edinburgh and Birmingham respectively. Kate said “I’m so surprised but really happy – I’m really looking forward to what’s to come!”

Trinity welcomes applications to its Sixth Form from boys and girls. The Sixth Form A Level Choices and Open Evening is on Monday 9 October 2017 by appointment only. Please contact Ms Sandra Redican to book your place on 020 656 9541 or sixthformadmissions@trinity.croydon.sch.uk. Please register by Monday 2 October 2017.

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Trinity School’s U14 cricket team won the U14 Surrey Cup after a resounding victory against RGS Guildford.

Despite the weather conditions, the team demonstrated an expertly

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disciplined bowling and fielding performance throughout the closely-fought match.

Some great spells in the middle of the innings saw Trinity picking up regular wickets, keeping RGS Guildford down to a score of 100 for 8 in their 25 overs.

Trinity batted with great maturity and, after losing an early wicket, managed to rebuild the innings to win the match by 9 wickets and with 4 overs to spare.

Trinity coach, Grant Beresford-Miller, was delighted with the performance and paid tribute to the boys after their victory: “The boys fully deserve their victory this year. They are a great bunch of boys who truly enjoy their cricket and have massively improved as a group this year. They all work really hard for each other and put in a great performance in the final – I’m really pleased for them.”

Head of Cricket, Richard Risebro, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and shows that hard work pays off. We took the boys to South Africa in preparation for this tournament and the valuable experience of playing in different conditions, against different opposition, was invaluable. They play an exciting brand of positive cricket with no fear and fully deserve this result.”

 

Pictured: U14 Surrey Cup Champions with their coaches.

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Over 850 members of the Trinity School community celebrated the end of another school year at the Trinity Proms last weekend.

Governors, parents, staff, pupils, friends

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and neighbours gathered on the School field and picnicked whilst listening to live music provided by its talented pupils, including Trinity’s Big Band, their Jazz Octet, and Trinity Musician of the Year Joe Mackley.

The evening also featured West End stars George Maguire (Olivier Award Winner, Sunny Afternoon) and Rachael Wooding (We Will Rock You; The Jersey Boys; Cats), alongside Adam Sopp (Casualty; Lucky Man; Father Brown) and guest dancers Dean Williamson (Coronation Street) and Anna Skye (Darling Buds of May).

The fabulous sum of £9,000, raised by the Trinity Parents’ Association (TPA), was donated to The Breck Foundation, which works to raise awareness of playing safe whilst using the internet, and a cheque for £5,000 was given to the school’s Malawi Project in partnership with Hope4Malawi.

The evening also marked the end of Trinity Parent Phoebe Benedict’s tenure as the event’s artistic manager.

The Trinity Proms fireworks at the end of the evening brought to a close another amazing year at the School.

Nicola Wyllie, Chair of the Trinity Parents’ Association, said: “The Trinity Proms is always such a special event bringing the entire Trinity community together to celebrate the school year, and this year was no exception. The sun shone and it was wonderful see young and old enjoying the music, dancing and being amazed by the fireworks.”

A Trinity student also commented: “It’s been such a brilliant evening with wonderful music and fantastic fireworks – a great way to round off the year!”

 

Pictured:  Trinity School’s Jazz Octet

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