Trinity School


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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

[t]: 020 8656 9541

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, is delighted to report another set of excellent GCSE results this year.

Just under half (49%) of all grades

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awarded were the top 9 grade.  89.2% of all grades were 9, 8 or 7 (A*/A equivalents) – close to our best-ever set of results.

Out of 123 candidates, 11 boys achieved straight 9 grades, and over 100 boys achieved a 9 grade in at least one subject.

Science subjects, in particular, saw some fantastic results; across Physics, Chemistry and Biology, 94% of grades were 9 or 8.

Alasdair Kennedy, Trinity’s Headmaster, said: “I am delighted for both our students and staff on these excellent grades. Our students have developed all-round as people through this process and that, as well as the support of their teachers and families, is reflected here. We look forward to seeing their academic ability and interests develop as they enter the next stage of their education.”

Saul Packer, who got 11 grade 9s, said: “I’m feeling very excited for next year and am very happy with my results!”

Sebastian Exall achieved all grades 7-9 across 10 subjects, and took part in a tandem sky dive yesterday to raise money for our Trinity Malawi Project. He said: “I’m very happy – it’s now on to the A Levels!”

Jamie Coskun, who achieved grades 8 and 9 across 10 subjects, said: “I’m so happy that they exams went really well – and I’m glad I got the grades I needed to take my next A level subjects”.

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The Trinity Voice, a school newspaper produced by students at Trinity School, Croydon has been awarded a special mention in the ‘Rising  Star’ category at the

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recent Shine School Media Awards.

The certificate was presented at a recent gala awards ceremony at Stationers’ Hall in London. The Shine School Media Awards recognises UK secondary schools that produce an outstanding newspaper, magazine, podcast or website.

The school’s first newspaper, The Trinity Voice was created by Sixth Form student Maddy Burt and written, edited and produced by a team of students. The paper includes a wide variety of school-related issues and current affairs articles.

Deputy Headmaster Eugene du Toit said “I am delighted that Maddy and her team’s efforts have been recognised in this national competition. ‘The TrinityVoice’ has been a huge success and is very well received by pupils and staff alike, and we are proud to see it being recognised outside of the school. I am sure that Beth Fitzpatrick, our new editor, will ensure that next year’s editions will be as topical and informative as this year’s have been.”

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Over 450 young people aged 5-19 swam, ran and cycled their way through this year’s Trinity Triathlon.

Named Children’s Event of the Year in 2016 and

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London Region’s Children’s Event of the Year by Triathlon England for three consecutive years, the Trinity Triathlon is one of the largest events of its kind in the UK.

Now in its ninth year, the event continues to attract vast numbers of young participants from across the South of England, from as far away as Oxford and across the London region. This year, over 80% of participants were aged 14 or under.

Set up by Trinity School in the run up to the Olympic Games in 2012, with the support of the Crystal Palace Triathlon Club, the Trinity Triathlon has enjoyed growing success.

Over 80 volunteers from both the School community and Crystal Palace Triathletes helped on the day to ensure the Triathlon’s success. The event would also not take place without the support of Croydon Council and Transport for London in allowing the closure of Addiscombe Road for the morning.

Anastacia Long from Trinity School, Race Organiser, said: “This event is growing in popularity year on year and it could not take place without the support of the loyal band of volunteers who helped out.”

One of the parents said: “My daughter participated in the Trinity Triathlon on Sunday and had a wonderful time. We want to thank you and the team for hosting such an enjoyable and well-organised event.  It was her first triathlon and she will definitely participate again next year.”


Registrations for next year’s event will open in November 2019.  For more information visit

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Trinity’s U13 footballers recently won the Surrey Cup after an amazing game against Carshalton Boys.

Following successful games against Whitgift, St. Peter’s, and George Abbott throughout

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the tournament, and Coombe in the semi-finals, the U13s were looking to retain the trophy they won last year.

It was a thrilling match, with both sides demonstrating excellent skill and resilience throughout.  The game ended with a 6-6 draw at full time, with Trinity winning 7-6 on penalties.

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Trinity’s U16A hockey team were recently crowned National Plate champions following a dramatic victory over RGS Guildford at the Olympic Stadium in London.

Theo Flanagan opened

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the scoring for Trinity, with Nathan Slack also scoring, giving Trinity a 2-1 lead at half-time.

Despite another goal by RGS, Trinity dominated the second half, with Harry Bingley and Joe Cotton consistently carving their way through the midfield. Nathan Slack scored again but RGS equalised with minutes remaining leaving the score 3-3 at full-time. The title was decided by penalty strokes.

The first round of strokes ended 3-3 and sudden death followed. Fraser Myers scored for Trinity and with Tom Leigh making a decisive save, Harry Rodway sealed the win. The final score after sudden death penalty strokes was 5-4 to Trinity.

Team coach Rohan Moralee commented, “This team have improved considerably with every single game and their successful season is a result of their unwavering belief and dedicated work ethic – I am immensely proud of every one of them”.

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Trinity Sixth Form student Max Finch has won a scholarship to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS).

As well as training at RMAS, Max will also

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be considered for sponsorship to attend university. He hopes to go on to study engineering at Harper Adams University.

Training on this prestigious scholarship lasts for 44 weeks, focusing on military and leadership skills, as well as including demanding training exercises in the UK and overseas.

Max has been a member of the Trinity Combined Cadets Force (CCF) since 2014, and has also completed the bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

On receiving the news, Max said: “I am delighted and honoured to receive this offer. My time at Trinity has taught me to trust in my own ability, so that when up against those far older than myself, I never gave up and I look forward to the challenges ahead”.


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Trinity’s U15 water polo team claimed gold at the ESSA (English Schools Swimming Association) National Final, beating Bolton 3-2 in an thrilling final.

The squad of Aarav Ganguli,

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Edward Pauling, Benedict Young, Ross Sinclair, Pierre Rivet, Archie Pearson, Oliver Butler, Tate Nicol, Christian Pauling, Oliver Veraas Brown, William Burbidge, George Papa, Pierce Cummins, did their school proud and, as many members of the team are eligible for the same competition next year, the future looks bright. Sean King, Head of Aquatics at Trinity, commented “Having been so close over the past few years, I am absolutely delighted that our U15s secured the national title. They performed exceptionally well on the day and were a credit to Trinity.”

The U18 team claimed bronze by beating Haberdashers’ Aske’s 6-2 in their ESSA National Final, with the squad including many of the boys who woon gold with the U15s. Mr King said “To win bronze in the U18s in a significant achievement given that the squad did not contain a single pupil from the Upper Sixth.”

Girls water polo at Trinity continues to grow each season and the team only narrowly missed out on bronze in the national finals, losing to Bedford Modern 3-1. They did however, become the first girls water polo team to win their group at an ESSA National Final. Mr King said that ‘to finish in the top 6 schools in the country for the fourth consecutive year is incredible given how few players we have compared to our opponents.’

Trinity’s U13 team play their ESSA semi-final just after Easter and should they qualify, Trinity will have reached every single National Final they have entered for the fourth season in a row.

Students have been playing water polo at Trinity for decades, but in the last two years the sport has reached new heights.  Two Fourth Year students, Ben Young and Archie Pearson, have been selected to represent England at the EU Nations Water Polo Cup in Brno, Czech Republic. Imogen Smith (L6th) is currently representing England U17s in the EU Nations, also in Brno.

These recent successes illustrate that Trinity is the water polo powerhouse of the south of England. With world-class coaches and facilities, and an ethos which seeks to bring out the best in every player, it’s clear that Trinity water polo is destined to go from strength to strength for years to come.





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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

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

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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

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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


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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.

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