PTA Christmas Fayre – Friday 8th December 5-7pm
At Trinity, our dedicated team of Sixth Form teachers and tutors work tirelessly to ensure that students maximise their academic and personal potential. We pride ourselves on small teaching groups so that you can get the most out of your subjects. We are able to say that all our students who applied to University went to their chosen institution last year.
However, at Trinity we not only pride ourselves on delivering academic success but we also strive to ensure that you get the best support to develop as an individual. We run a comprehensive Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme throughout year 12 and 13 to help give you the skills that you will need when you leave education.
An integral component of Trinity’s high performance is its strong House system. This is continued in the Sixth Form where our students are expected to act as role models to the rest of their House and the school in general. As such we are looking for people who are committed and conscientious and not afraid to take the lead to make things happen. Don’t worry if you are not quite there yet, we will help and guide you to achieve these qualities. Trinity 6th Formers are expected to be proactive and to be the driving forces behind the House competitions as well as being role models for our younger students.
Here at Trinity we take great pride in helping students achieve above and beyond their potential, but we also care about getting the little things right. Your interaction with the people around you, is what marks you out as a person, and it is our goal to ensure that, regardless of academic ability, you will leave here with the skills to be a valued, caring member of your community.
Mr R Watkins
Assistant Headteacher, Head of Sixth Form
Please view our prospectus below:
Mr R Watkins
Head of Sixth Form
Head Student Team 2023/24
We are very proud of our 6th Form; our results each year are excellent and always in the top 25% of schools nationally. Our students achieve exceptionally well, strong results mean that all students who apply to university are successful in their first choices. Those students who prefer to move straight into the world of work gain higher level apprenticeships or full time employment. These successes are a result of the hard work and dedication of our students, closely supported by our staff.
Our 6th Form block provides a perfect environment for study. Excellent teaching, support and guidance for every individual, whatever your pathway, ensures you can be the very best. We expect our 6th formers not just to be part of our school community, but to take the lead within it.
The next two years are about a partnership between you and the school, working together to achieve your goals. Mr Watkins, our Head of 6th Form and all our staff work closely to ensure you are given the widest range of challenges and opportunities, and to ensure you are fully involved in your own learning. Life in our 6th Form is about seizing opportunities, relishing challenges and developing skills. When you choose to continue your education here with us, you do so in an environment which values the individual whilst encouraging teamwork and working together to achieve success. We want you to choose Trinity 6th Form and continue your educational journey with us.
Dr C Wilson
If you are new to Trinity, please watch the video below to experience a short virtual tour of our excellent facilities.
If you wish to make the most of your education then Trinity 6th Form will give you the opportunity and facilities to match your ambition. The philosophy behind the 6th Form at Trinity School is centred around students being given the best possible chance of ensuring that they will remain competitive in the ever-changing world of work and university applications in a high performing environment.
6th form at Trinity is a place where you are expected to work hard but to enjoy yourself while doing it. I look forward to receiving your application and to discussing your options with you.
Mr R Watkins
Head of 6th Form
If you decide to apply to our 6th Form you will need to complete an application form which is available from above or from the 6th Form Office. All applications will need to be handed to Mr Watkins or main reception by Friday 19th January 2024.
View our prospectus above to discover the wide choice of subjects on offer and the entrance criteria for each one.
We are very proud of our 6th form; our results each year are excellent and always in the top 25% of schools nationally. Our students achieve exceptionally well, strong results mean that all students who apply to university are successful in their first choices. Those students who prefer to move straight into the world of work gain higher level apprenticeships or full time employment. These successes are a result of the hard work and dedication of our students, closely supported by our staff.
"We worked hard for the grades we achieved, I had about 25 exams over the course of 6 weeks"
Harry, who achieved 5 A* grades at A level and is now studying history at Exeter
Our mission at Trinity is to provide an excellent education for all and improve the lives of our young people by providing high-quality education and experiences. The ethos of the school encourages all students to get involved as much as possible across the whole community; not just academically but also outside the classroom and away from their studies. As students embark on their sixth form studies in Year 12 there are a number of leadership opportunities from charity leaders, eco leaders, performing arts leaders, sports leaders, as well as editorial roles for our student magazine.
In order to develop our Year 13 students to become leaders within the school, and future leaders within their communities, sixth form students and staff help to choose our head students and deputies each year; these students play an important role in the leadership of the school. Sixth formers are invited to choose a role aligned to their skills and interests. Each leadership role has a clearly demarcated area of responsibility. Job specifications explaining each role, the work involved and the typical outcomes expected, are shared on the Student Voice section of the Firefly portal for all students to access. Applications for a leadership positions are made to the member of staff overseeing the role in question; together with senior staff, that member of staff will make the appointment, provide training and hold the student accountable.
At Trinity, we are proud to offer a first-class learning experience for our pupils. There are countless opportunities that are available for students to flourish and grow in to meet the demands of the world we live in.
Mr S Kenneally Assistant Headteacher for Character Education
Students have access to a wealth of careers, apprenticeship and university information, all at their fingertips on our Firefly portal. Visiting speakers, online talks, as well as PSHE lessons and tutor support, help to ensure our students are well-prepared for life beyond Trinity. Many of our students choose to continue their education to degree level or on other further education courses, whilst some progress to apprenticeships or full time jobs.
We encourage all our students to aim high and those who are academically able, to think about applying to Oxford or Cambridge. Our staff offer additional mentoring and support with the admissions process for Oxbridge, as well as for Medicine, Veterinary and Dental course applications. Our recent leavers are now following a range of courses from Medicine to History, Physics to Psychology, at universities across the country.
As we are one of the smaller 6th forms in the Newbury area, the quality of support and guidance in our 6th form is excellent. The 6th Form team know each student as an individual and through a superb tutoring network can provide a tailored package of support and guidance. Tracking and monitoring of students at both the pastoral and academic level is thorough and frequent this allows the team to offer support and mentoring for students exactly when needed. In addition to providing support in house, we work with a number of outside agencies and organisations to provide targeted help for students.
On joining the 6th form students are allocated a 6th form tutor who is there to help them make progress and plan for their future beyond Trinity 6th form. Our tutor team has been chosen as they have vast experience in preparing students for higher education and giving personal support in a wide range of areas. Our PSHE and tutorial programme adds value to students’ experiences and provides excellent preparation for adult life. This is backed up with extensive resources accessible to both students and parents in the 6th Form Life area of Firefly.
Existing pupils and parents can access these in KS5 Resources in the 6th Form Life Section of Firefly
Take a look at @Trinity6th on Instagram to find out more about the day-to-day activities and opportunities on offer to our students.
The purpose of this statement is to set out how Trinity Sixth Form will use the 16-19 tuition fund to support students who have been academically disadvantaged due to Covid-19.
The ESFA has made funding available to schools to support students who have had their learning affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Tuition Fund is ring-fenced for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus. The funding can be used to provide small group tuition for 16-19-year olds on a study programme where their learning has been disrupted and they have a GCSE Maths and / or English grade of 4 or below at age 16. Although the support is targeted based on prior attainment in maths/English, the funding is not limited to support in these subjects, and will be provided according to need across a variety of subjects. It is also for students who have a grade 4 or English and/or maths, are from an economically disadvantaged background and would need catch-up support. These are defined as students from the 27% most economically deprived areas of the country based on the index of multiple deprivation
Support is being prioritised where students will benefit most from small group tuition, and particular regard is being given to the requirements of disadvantaged students and students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Trinity Sixth Form is committed to ensuring the fund is used in accordance with the Government’s guidance on the 16 to 19 tuition fund by: