Catholic Life and Section 48
"Catholic education is inspired by a vision of life seen whole." Catholic faith tutors us in reaching out to the fullness of human experience and to its expression in a community of life in society.”
Trinity is a community of Catholic faith and learning, committed to nurturing educated, informed, fulfilled and socially responsible citizens who can play a positive role in the modern democratic world. It is a school for all types of students, from all different faiths – or no faith at all. We are a school committed to educating the children of Catholics; but also all children in the Catholic way.
The Archdiocese of Birmingham graded Trinity as “Good” in the Section 48 Catholic Inspection report in October 2014. The report commented that the Governors know the school well and provide support and good oversight, although greater rigour and challenge would better support the school’s progress. The priests and lay chaplain provide significant support for Catholic life and wider pastoral involvement, trying to overcome the logistical difficulties for whole-school collective worship. Pupils speak with real enthusiasm about the school. There is an extensive evidence base for the quality and value of Catholic life. The internal judgements of teaching over time are secure, though assessment for learning and marking procedures require greater consistency and focus to ensure accurate challenge for all pupils. A copy of the report is attached.