“The Trinity Academy day begins punctually with line up in tutor-groups and is followed by 30-minute tutor time. Here readiness for the day is checked and tutors help their tutees with pastoral and organisational matters.
Every day has six lessons of 50-minutes each. These are either single or double periods: the practical subjects (science, art, food and nutrition) have more double periods to allow for more extended work.
Periods 1 and 2 are followed by a 20-minute break. Periods 3 and 4 are followed by an hour lunch break and two afternoon lessons.
The regular day ends at 15:20.
A wide choice of after-school clubs and activities, including homework support, run from 15:30 to 17:00.
Every student is encouraged to attend several of these each week because such enrichment opportunities deepen academic work, broaden horizons and give access to tangible and valuable cultural capital.”
Safeguarding and wellbeing
"We are committed to safeguarding all children at Trinity Academy. All members of staff receive Level 2 safeguarding training and are familiar with the key legislation that all schools must follow. In addition to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and the Deputy DSL, all the Heads of Year and pastoral leaders are Level 3 trained as safeguarding officers. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to keeping children safe and the wellbeing and personal development of all pupils is their priority.
We are proud to be the only school in Lambeth to have a dedicated wellbeing team on site. All pupils have access to this service, which includes drop ins and bespoke therapies. The Wellbeing Team also supports form tutors in creating tutor-time resources to promote the social and emotional health of our pupils. Our supportive pastoral structures reassure parents and pupils and lets them know that we are explicitly invested in their personal development.
All pupils are attached to a form group and the form tutor becomes the main point of contact for the family. Our pupils spend 30-minutes every day with their Form Tutors and they engage in a range of activities.
During the first term, we focus on the transition process, which includes forming good friendships and coping with change.
In addition to a form tutor, we also have Heads of Year who have oversight of all aspects of your child’s education: pastoral, academic, co-curricular, ranging from attendance and punctuality to attainment and progress.
You will receive regular communication from your child’s Tutor and Head of Year.
Like most schools in London, we work in partnership with the London Metropolitan Police and have a dedicated Safer Schools Officer attached to the Academy.”
We encourage all our children to eat the healthy, balanced meals that are prepared in the academy. Being well-fed enables pupils to learn well, and ensures they have energy for play times. We publish a menu so that parents and carers can see the range of food on offer. All children are given a free piece of fresh fruit each day.
The daily cost of lunches is notified in the newsletter, and parents/carers are asked to pay in advance. Currently, Pupil Premium students are entitled to free lunch.
Wearing a uniform fosters a sense of community and pride, which is why we take uniform very seriously at Trinity Academy.
Ultimately, dressing smartly prepares our students for their future careers, and sets them up as ambassadors, giving them a share of the responsibility for its reputation.