This page provides direct links to the specific information that every maintained school must publish on its website in order to comply with the statutory requirements laid down in The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.
School Contact Details
This page provides contact information, including names of the members of staff who deal with queries from parents and other members of the public.
Trinity School, like all state maintained schools, is required to comply with the law as laid down in the School Admissions Code, which is reviewed from time to time. The purpose of the School Admission Code is to ensure that all school places are allocated and offered in an open and fair way. The principle in drawing up the school’s Admission Policy, is that the Governing Body must ensure that the practices and the criteria used to decide the allocation of school places are fair, clear and objective. Parents seeking a place for their children at Trinity School should be able to look at the arrangements and understand easily how places will be allocated.
How admissions work
In summary the process in all schools works as follows, and applies to Trinity School:
- Trinity school must have admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including the criteria that will be applied if there are more applications than places at the school. Since Trinity is a voluntary aided catholic school, admission arrangements are determined by the Governing Body.
- The Governing Body must set the admission arrangements annually.
- In the normal admissions round parents apply to the local authority in which they live for places at their preferred schools. Parents are able to express a preference for at least three schools. The application can include schools outside the local authority where the child lives: a parent can apply for a place for their child at any state-funded school in any area. If a school is undersubscribed, any parent that applies must be offered a place. When oversubscribed, a school’s admission authority must rank applications in order against its published oversubscription criteria and send that list back to the local authority.
- All preferences are collated and parents then receive an offer from the local authority at the highest preference school at which a place is available. For secondary schools, the offer is made on or about 1 March (known as National Offer Day) in the year in which the child will be admitted.
- Parents, and in some circumstances children, have the right to appeal against an admission authority’s decision to refuse admission. The admission authority must set out the reasons for the decision, that there is a right of appeal and the process for hearing such appeals. The admission authority must establish an independent appeals panel to hear the appeal. The panel will decide whether to uphold or dismiss the appeal. Where a panel upholds the appeal the school is required to admit the child.
The Governing Body, the admission authority for Trinity School, must set out in their arrangements the criteria against which places will be allocated at the school when there are more applications than places and the order in which the criteria will be applied. All children whose statement of special educational needs (SEN) or Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan names the school must be admitted. If Trinity School is not oversubscribed, all applicants must be offered a place.
Oversubscription criteria must be reasonable, clear, objective, procedurally fair, and comply with all relevant legislation, including equalities legislation. Trinity Governing Body, the admission authority) must ensure that their arrangements will not disadvantage unfairly, either directly or indirectly, a child from a particular social or racial group, or a child with a disability or special educational needs, and that other policies around school uniform or school trips do not discourage parents from applying for a place for their child. Admission arrangements must include an effective, clear and fair tie-breaker to decide between two applications that cannot otherwise be separated.
Faith based oversubscription criteria in schools designated with a religious character
As with other maintained schools, Trinity School is required to offer every child who applies, whether of the faith, another faith or no faith, a place at the school if there are places available. Trinity uses ‘faith-based oversubscription criteria’ and may allocate places by reference to faith where the school is oversubscribed.
The Governing Body must ensure that parents can easily understand how any faith-based criteria will be reasonably satisfied. The Governing Body must also have regard to any guidance when constructing the faith-based admission arrangements from the Diocesan Education Service, for the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham.
For the Admission Policy 2016-2017 for Trinity School see: www.trinity-school.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/policy-admissions-policy-2016-2017.pdf
For the Admission Policy for 2017-2018 for Trinity School see:
This page provides a link to the most recent Ofsted Inspection Report for Trinity School.
Exam & Assessment Results: Key Stage 4 & Key Stage 5
This page provides the details of the school’s most recent results.
This page provides a link to the DfE school performance tables website.
This page provides information on the curriculum and further links to information on curriculum subjects and related areas.
This page provides a link to the school Behaviour Policy, which promotes the highest standards of behaviour, attitudes towards learning, co-operation, and respect for others.
School Complaints Policy
This page provides a link to the school’s Complaints Policy, in order to comply with Section 29 of the Education Act 2002.
This page provides information on the use and impact of Pupil Premium.
Year 7 Literacy & Numeracy Catch-up Premium Funding
This page provides information on the use and impact of Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up premium funding. Note: on 9 September 2016, the Department for Education removed this as a requirement. For the present we will make the following information available on our website:
Special Educational Needs & Disability Report
This page provides information on the school’s provision for students with special educational needs.
Charging & Remissions Policy
This page links to the policy on charging and remissions.
Values & Ethos
This page links to the information on the school’s Catholic ethos and with the school’s support of British values.
Publication of Governors’ Information & Duties
This page addresses the requirements of the Governing Body in The Constitution of Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools – Statutory Guidance – August 2015.