Celebrating Catholic Life

Welcome Letter from Mr Shenton

On behalf of the students, staff and governors we wish to welcome you to the website of The Trinity Catholic School.

The history of the school can be traced as far back as 1844 when the Sisters of Mercy came to Nottingham and opened St Mary’s Elementary School and St Catherine’s Day and Boarding School on this site. Since then as the demands for the Catholic education grew within Nottingham…

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Mission Statement and Aims of the School

“To the Glory of God we build our school on faith, love and respect.”

Trinity is a Catholic school in its fullest sense.  It aims to embody and live out the teachings of the Gospel and the Catholic Church and to educate the whole child: spiritually, morally, socially and academically.

We aim to:

  • offer an experience of Christ that gives a sense of the reality and strength of God’s love.
  • live as a community in which the transformative power of God can be encountered through prayer, liturgy and work so that young people feel confidence in witnessing to Christ.
  • develop and nurture a sense of love, justice, acceptance and duty towards our neighbours, particularly through charity work.
  • cultivate gifts and talents so that pupils reach their potential academically and morally and can go out into the world as missionary disciples.
  • provide high-quality teaching and learning so that all pupils can equally access our holistic curriculum and be prepared to go out into the world, prepared for the challenges and opportunities they face. In the words of Pope Francis, “Dear young people, do not be afraid of the future!  Dare to dream big!  Keep joy alive, a sign of a young heart that has encountered the Lord.”  (September 2017)

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The Catholic School is, or should be, a unique Christian Community. That community should share a deeply held commitment to genuine Christian values and be united in mutual respect and a sense of belonging. It should be a place where God is experienced as a reality. The Church maintains its schools because of its conviction that nothing matters more than the Christian vision of life and death and the coming of God’s kingdom.

This vision has been emphasised in specific terms by the Second Vatican Council, “The Declaration of Christian Education” (1967); by The Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education, “The Catholic School” (1977) and more recently by the late Cardinal Hume in his final address to Headteachers of Westminster Diocese, “The Future for Catholic Schools”.

To the Glory of God,

We build our school on faith, love and respect.
May our eyes focus on Christ’s cross,
May our words witness to the Gospel,
May our hearts offer forgiveness,
And may our hands do your work,
Today and every day.

Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes
Pray for us.

The Distinctive Nature of Catholic Education

Catholic schools and colleges are established to support Catholic parents in their responsibility for the academic, physical, spiritual, moral and religious education of their children in accordance with the teachings of the Church.  Catholic education endeavours to make the person of Jesus Christ known and loved, and to place Him and the teachings of the Catholic Church at the centre of the educational enterprise.  In placing ‘Christ at the Centre’[1] , Catholic education seeks to invite all into a life of discipleship within the Body of the Church.  This means that Catholic Schools are committed to promoting:

The Search for Excellence

Christians are called to fulfil their potential and strive for excellence in all aspects of their lives.  Catholic education therefore strives to offer students every opportunity to develop their talents to the full through their academic work, spiritual worship and extracurricular activities.

The Uniqueness of the Individual

Within Catholic schools and colleges, each individual is seen as made in God’s image and loved by Him.  All students are valued and respected as individuals so that they may be helped to fulfil their unique role in creation.  It is important therefore that we provide high quality pastoral care throughout our schools and colleges in order to support the individual needs of each student.

The Education of the Whole Person

Catholic education is based on the belief that the human and the divine are inseparable.  In Catholic schools and colleges, management, organisation, academic and pastoral work, prayer and worship, all aim to prepare young people for their life as Christians in the community.

The Education of All

Their belief in the value of each individual leads Catholic schools and colleges to have the duty to care for the poor and to educate those who are socially, academically, physically or emotionally disadvantaged.  Service to those who are amongst the most disadvantaged in our society has always been central to the mission of Catholic education.

Moral Principles

Catholic education aims to offer young people the experience of life in a community founded on the Christian virtues.  In religious education in particular, the Church aims to transmit to them the Catholic faith.  Both through religious education and in the general life of the school, young people are prepared to serve as witnesses to moral and spiritual values in the wider world.

 

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, May 2014

[1] Christ at the Centre, Catholic Truth Society, 2nd Edition, 2012

Our Lady of Lourdes Multi-Academy Trust

On September 1st, Trinity joined the Our Lady of Lourdes Multi-Academy Trust.

In March, Mr James McGeachie, CEO of the new trust, sent a letter to parents, introducing himself and his vision for the trust. He also sent a letter to parents explaining the changes to the school’s holiday pattern from 2019/2020.

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Headteacher

Mr M Shenton

Deputy Headteacher

Mr A Brennan

Assistant Headteachers

Mr R Bennett
Miss C McGrath
Mr S Wadsley
Mrs S Wilkinson

The Chairperson of The Trinity Catholic School Local Governing Body is Rachel Greatrix. (chairofgovernors@trinity.nottingham.sch.uk)

Further information about the Local Governing Body can be found here.

“Every child should be kept safe.”

Everyone has a responsibility for safeguarding children and young people. If you are worried that a child or young person is being abused, report your concern. Contact the school’s Designated Senior Persons for Safeguarding and Child Protection:

on 0115 9296251 or 0115 9296252. Or contact Children and Families Direct on 0115 8764800.

Looked After Children

  • The Designated Teachers for Looked After Children are Mrs S Wilkinson and Mrs E Aitchison
  • The Designated Governor for Looked after Children is Mrs R Greatrix, Chair of Governors
  • The Designated Teacher for Special Educational Needs (SENCO) is Mrs P Latimer

Further information about Trinity’s commitment to safeguarding can be found in the Child Protection and Safeguarding section of our Policies page.

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What’s Going On

View our upcoming school events, term dates, open evenings, sports fixtures and more in the calendar

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