As a Church of England School the spiritual life of all those involved with and within Trinity is essential- be they pupils, parents, staff, governors or visitors. The recent SIAS inspection recognised this, stating that we had many aspects that were deemed as ‘Outstanding’.
Spirituality is about how we experience and relate to God. At Trinity it is not an add on extra it is seen as already there, a part of being human. Our spiritual life at the school is grounded in the rhythms of the Anglican community. The starting point of the day, therefore, is an Act of Worship lead by the Head Master, heads of year and Chaplain. It aims to give the pupils time and space to be still before the busyness of the day; to listen to a short reflection based on scripture or the church season that stimulates them to think about spiritual issues and their application in the real world; it ends in prayer and music. Our school hymn is ‘Be still in the presence of the Lord’.
Trinity recognises the importance of living through the church seasons: we have vibrant Carol Services encouraging all pupils to participate in the prayer, music and readings. Lent is marked creatively; with voluntary Ash Wednesday service and ending in an Easter celebration. The highlight of the year is TRINITY DAY when Trinity School celebrates coming together as a Christian community; the Bishop preaches and presides at a morning service and this is followed by Prize giving and disco.
The conduct of pupils is encouraged to reflect the Christian faith; in kindness, gentleness, self control and patience with one another.
The pastoral care also reflects these elements of Christian faith. All pupils have exceptional support from all teaching staff. The Chaplain is available for any staff member or student for informal counselling and prayer.
Rev’d Nicky, School Chaplain is available for pupils to talk to and will help those troubled with self esteem, bereavement and behavioural issues. She runs a ‘Stay out of Trouble’ group and ‘Chapel Drop in’ at lunch time; run with sixth former student’s offers mentor and spiritual support along with hot chocolate! Bible courses are run on Thursdays by Mr Mace, RE teacher.
The Chapel is open all day as a space for quiet and stillness. At break times and lunch times there are various activities/services happening including a voluntary Wednesday Eucharist.
Although Trinity School is a Church of England school, we welcome pupils of other faiths, or, of no faith at all, an essential element of our Admission code.