Trinity Catholic High School

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About Trinity Catholic High School

Name Trinity Catholic High School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Mornington Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0TP
Phone Number 02085043419
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1628 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.6
Local Authority Redbridge
Percentage Free School Meals 8.50%
Percentage English is Not First Language 10.1%
Persistent Absence 5.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.2%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The inspirational headteacher is passionately committed to providing an outstanding education for every student.

He leads by example and his clear vision drives everything the school does. Other very skilled leaders share his very high expectations. They work together very well to ensure that students enjoy their learning and achieve highly.

The school's strong sense of moral purpose and respect and consideration for each individual contribute very strongly to the sense of community. Staff and students are proud to be part of the school. Behaviour is outstanding.

Students have excellent attitudes to learning. Time is not... wasted in managing poor behaviour because all the students know how they are expected to behave. Students feel very safe at all times.

Achievement is outstanding. Students of all abilities make rapid progress in a wide range of subjects, including in English and in mathematics. The standards they achieve in their GCSE examinations are well above average.

The quality of teaching is outstanding. Teachers share high expectations of all students. They motivate the students by planning challenging activities which make them think and deepen their understanding.

The curriculum meets the needs of the students exceptionally well. In addition to a wide range of academic courses, there are many additional activities and extra classes beyond the school day. Students have the opportunity to develop their interests in sport, art, drama, music and many other subjects.

Their spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development is outstanding. The sixth form is outstanding. Students achieve very well in their examinations.

They make an important contribution to the life of the school. They are exceptionally well prepared for their next steps in education, training or employment. Governors are highly skilled and very knowledgeable about the school.

They provide very good support and challenge so that they contribute strongly to the outstanding leadership.

Information about this school

The school is much larger than the average-sized secondary school. It has a very large sixth form.

The proportion of students who are supported by additional government funding is much lower than average. This funding is provided for students known to be eligible for free school meals or who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is lower than average.

Most are fluent English speakers. A very small number of students who are at the early stages of learning English have recently joined the school. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is much lower than average.

The majority of students come from White British backgrounds. The proportion of students from minority ethnic groups is slightly higher than average. About 20 students are supported through the Year 7 catch-up funding which is for students who did not attain Level 4 in English or in mathematics at the end of primary school.

Two students are currently attending work-related courses at Waltham Forest College and Epping Forest College. The headteacher is currently acting headteacher at King Solomon High School in Barkingside. The school meets the government's current floor targets, which set the minimum expectations for students' progress and attainment.