Trinity School, Carlisle
|Type||Voluntary aided school, Academy|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Headteacher||Derek Kay & Sheila Johnston|
|Religious head||Very Revd Mark Boyling (Dean of Carlisle)|
|Chairman of Governors||Brian Armstrong|
|DfE URN||137369 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Students||1550 (350 in the 6th form)|
|Former name||Carlisle Grammar School|
Trinity School (formerly Carlisle Grammar School) is a large mixed secondary school and sixth form in Carlisle, Cumbria, for students aged 11 to 18. Since September 2011, it has been an academy. It is a Church of England school with strong links to Carlisle Cathedral.
- 1 History
- 2 House system
- 3 Facilities
- 4 Ofsted and academic performance
- 5 Notable alumni
- 6 References
- 7 External links
In 1545 Lancelot Salkeld, The Dean and Head of Chapter of Carlisle Cathedral took on responsibility for the school in the Cathedral close. The Cathedral was rededicated to the Holy and Undivided Trinity. The school occupied buildings on West Walls, some of which are part of the diocesan offices to this day.
In 1883 it became Carlisle Grammar School and moved to Strand Road, into what is now the Carliol Building of the school, housing the Sixth Form Centre. Since that time, governors continue to be appointed by the Cathedral Foundation. The analogous girls' school was Carlisle County School for Girls, which became St Aidan's County High School.
As the movement towards comprehensive schools took shape, in 1968 the grammar school amalgamated with two local schools, the Margaret Sewell School (for girls) and the Creighton School (for boys), to become Trinity School, a Church of England comprehensive school, with all of the sites along Strand Road.
The school became a Church of England converter academy in September 2011.
The 11- to 16-year-old students are grouped in smaller family units known as houses. Houses are named after two rivers and two mountains, Amazon, Everest, Kilimanjaro and Nile. Each House has an area of the school for its own use. Students normally remain in the same House for five years, with the same Form Tutor and the same Head of House and House Tutor.
The £20m rebuilding scheme of the 11-16 school was completed in September 2012.
The Armstrong Building
This new building was opened in 2011 as the new Science and Technology centre for the school. It was the major part of the £20m rebuild programme that was officially opened by HRH the Duke of Kent in October 2012.
The Chapman Library
This purpose-built Library is the main school library. It was opened in 2001 and is named after the former Chair of Governors, Canon Rex Chapman. It has a stock of over 10,000 items including fiction, non fiction and reference books, as well as networked computers.
The Carliol Library
This library is a learning resource centre with study areas designed for exclusive use by sixth form students. It has three comfortable areas for silent individual study, quiet collaborative work and research. As well as a large stock of fiction, non-fiction and reference books, the library offers computing facilities, and laptops which students can borrow for study use.
Ofsted and academic performance
In 2009 the Ofsted inspection concluded, "Trinity School provides its students with a good education... the quality of the teaching and learning is good". In its February 2012 inspection, Trinity was judged to be "good" in all categories.
- Cyril Broom, Headmaster of Emanuel School from 1928 to 1953 (taught classics from 1911 to 1913)
- Victor Ehrenberg (taught classics in 1941)
- John Howard
- H. J. R. Murray (in the late 1890s)
- Ambrose Wilson (1880–1885)
- Frederick Hendy (1895-1901)
- Charles Padel (1912-1932)
- Victor Dunstan (1932-1962)
- DJW Williams (1962–1971)
- J Thornley (1971–1982)
- BD Dexter (1982–1997)
- MA Gibbons (1997–2001)
- J Williamson(2001-2002)
- AP Mottershead (2002–2014)
- D Kay & S Johnston (2014-present)
Carlisle Grammar School
||This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability or notability policies. (November 2013)|
- Gordon Adam — former Labour MEP for Northumbria.
- Keith Batey — World War II codebreaker.
- David Beattie — venture capitalist with Grosvenor Development Capital.
- Roger Bolton — Radio 4 presenter.
- Joseph Dacre Carlyle — Arabic scholar.
- Thomas Heathfield Carrick — painter.
- Sir Ian Carruthers — NHS executive, acting Chief Executive of the NHS in 2006.
- Hunter Davies — Beatles biographer, married to Margaret Forster (also from Carlisle).
- Clarence Ezard CBE — Ambassador to Costa Rica from 1956–61.
- William Farish — chemist.
- Sir Brian Fender — Chairman of BTG from 2003–08 and former Vice-Chancellor of Keele University.
- Leo Finn — Chief Executive of Northern Rock from 1997 to 2001.
- George MacDonald Fraser OBE (1925-2008) — screenplay writer.
- Prof Michael Goodfellow OBE
- Ian Goskirk CBE — Chief Executive of Britoil (BNOC) from 1982-85.
- Brig Sir Frank Higginson — architect.
- Reginald Hill — TV writer of Dalziel and Pascoe.
- Prof Richard Hilson (briefly) — microbiologist.
- FM Studholme Hodgson
- Mike Hollingsworth — radio producer, director of programmes TV-am from 1984–86, and married to Anne Diamond.
- Rt Rev William Warren Hunt — Bishop of Repton from 1965–77.
- Ifor James — musician.
- James Kerr — Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police from 1977-83.
- Sir John Laing CBE — civil engineer, who developed John Laing plc.
- Prof Patrick Lawther CBE — Professor of Environmental and Preventive Medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College from 1968-81.
- Roger Liddle, Baron Liddle — Labour Party adviser.
- James McHugh CBE — Managing Director of British Gas in 1986, and President of the Institution of Gas Engineers from 1986-87.
- Ronald McLean F.R.I.C.S. - President Waddington McLean & Co. - Canada's foremost fine art auction house.
- Rt Rev Robert Nelson — Bishop of Middleton from 1958-59.
- Sir John Fearns Nicoll — Governor of Singapore from 1952-55.
- Gordon Preston — Mathematician.
- Herbert Ponting (briefly) — photographer.
- Derek Ratcliffe — conservationist.
- Eric Robson — Gardeners' Question Time host.
- Harold Sheehan — Professor of Pathology at the University of Liverpool from 1946–65, known for Sheehan's syndrome.
- Thomas Story — English Quaker convert and friend of William Penn.
- Sir Godfrey Tearle (briefly) — actor.
- Charles Terrot — Scottish Episcopalian minister, theologian and mathematician.
- Rt Rev John Thomas — Bishop of Rochester from 1774–93.
- Neil Turner — Labour MP for Wigan from 1999-2010.
- Prof James Whillis — Professor of Anatomy at Guy's Hospital Medical School from 1948-55.
- Prof Glenn Willson — Vice-Chancellor at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia from 1978-84.
- Allen J Scott — distinguished Professor, Depts of Geography and Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
- Air Cdre Sir Archibald Winskill — former station commander of RAF Turnhouse & RAF Duxford.
- Lee Brennan — former member of 911.
- Roxanne Pallett — actress from Emmerdale.
- Andrew Johnston — treble singer on Britain's Got Talent.
- Susan Percival- Olympic Skier
- ((Arthur L Wilson CBE, CEO Stockport Municipal Council
- (( Colin G Wilson. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Director of Hearts FC.
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