Trinity Catholic School is a medium sized voluntary aided Catholic school, owned by the Diocesan Trustees of the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham and maintained with state-funding by Warwickshire Local Authority. The school as it is today was established as the result of the merger of two separate Catholic schools and a sixth form college. Trinity has a long history of progressive educational values and a long list of alumni who have benefited from an education in accordance with the same.
We are a very inclusive school. Established by the Catholic Church for Catholic children, we are not just for Catholics. We welcome students who are Catholic, of other Christian denominations, other faiths and no faith, and we strive to educate all of our students – regardless of their background – in the Catholic way. That is, to provide an education that focuses on: respect for the dignity and the care of the human person; values the context and experience of the learner; offers a broad, liberal curriculum; enables the learner to apply their knowledge in the outside world; serves justice; and encourages enthusiasm for future learning.
We are modern, inclusive and forward looking. Our motto is ‘Aequalis Per Dei Imaginem’, which means ‘Equal by means of God’s image’. This fits Trinity’s history perfectly as it reflects on the aspirations towards equality that the school’s first Principal, Peter Hastings, had when he instituted the policy of staff and students referring to each other by their ‘Christian’ names, given at baptism. It also is a reminder that our equality as people and our duty to support our neighbours derive from the fact that we are all created equal in the image of God.
Following a change of leadership in 2012, Trinity Catholic School is on a journey of continual, sustainable improvement. The school’s governors have set the school leadership aspirational targets for attainment, faith-life and outreach, and are supporting and challenging the leadership towards these ambitious goals. The school achieved a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted in June 2013, and the same judgement from the Archdiocese of Birmingham with respect to its RE inspection in October 2013; these are the highest grades in the school’s history of inspection.