On Friday, 17th November, 2017, our annual GCSE Presentation Evening was once again held in the magnificent Whitworth Hall at the University of Manchester. We were delighted to welcome students back who left last year, along with many students who have continued into our Sixth Form, to present them with their GCSE certificates, along with some special awards and subject prizes. Our guest of honour was the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester, Mr Kui Man Gerry Yeung OBE DL, and he was thrilled to present our students with their certificates. The top left photo shows Bethan Rogers with Mr Nicholls.
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The whole school was delighted to receive the confirmation from OFSTED that our Sixth Form provision matches our 11-16 provision - it’s OUTSTANDING!
It cannot be understated how important it was to achieve this, and particular thanks go to all who have worked so hard this year to create a vibrant and successful community. Overleaf are pictures of our sixth formers and six hundred main school students celebrating with their peers. Unfortunately we didn’t have enough steps to get the full school on this time! The ‘outstanding’ quotes from the OFSTED inspection report are printed in the newsletter linked below and the full report can be read online.
The start of a new half term marked assemblies detailing what we’ve reflected on since September and our worship upto Christmas. The photo above shows the Revd Birkinshaw and six students with prompts signifying the stories from the people of God in the Old Testament. From left to right, the story of Creation, Abraham and Isaac, David and Goliath, David as King, Israelites in captivity leading to the promise of a Messiah (hence the Christmas tree). Revd Birkinshaw threaded the pink ribbon through all of these symbols to show that God’s story is our story. The arrow pointing above reminds us that at different times in our lives we will face the challenges encountered by the people of the old testament.
Head of Tiger House, Ms Maxwell, tells us about a recent House event:
“On Tuesday and Wednesday last week, students took part in the 2017 editions of Trinity's Big Fat Quiz, organised by the Heads of House. Nearly 130 students from Years 7-12 took part in the event over the two days and answered questions on a range of topics including Science, Music and Perception. The KS3 event was won by a team from Springbok, whilst Wallaby contestants were triumphant in the KS4/5 quiz. The events attracted our highest ever turn out and a good time was had by all. Well done to all participants!”