Faith in the City

Value in People

Excellence in Education

As a Church of England academy school, we are committed to the provision of education close to the city centre and to being a worshipping community where all will flourish. We affirm the value of all members of the Trinity community by valuing and nurturing the skills and vocations of all young people and adults – students and staff. We are committed to providing an excellent education in which all students are encouraged to aim for the highest standards, and students and staff flourish by being valued as Children of God.


Trinity aims to provide a Christian educational environment in which young people are safe, secure, cared for and happy, and are able to flourish together and develop into articulate, confident and well-qualified citizens of the world.

Values: our Vision and Aim in practice

Our Vision and Aim as a Church of England academy are founded in the words of Jesus in Matthew Ch 22, v 37-40 and John Ch 10 v10:

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind. That is the greatest commandment. It comes first. The second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself. Everything in the law and the prophets hangs on these two commandments.Matthew Ch 22, v 37-40
I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness.John Ch 10 v10

The Christian virtues of faith, hope and love underpin the life of the academy and can be seen in the way we speak, listen, interact, resolve situations and can be evidenced in the day to day life of the school.

Our school’s ‘Trinity Together’ initiative serves as an instrument through which our vision is realised. Trinity Together has five values: Living Hope; Being Inclusive and Accepting; Celebrating Diversity; Feeling Safe and Secure; Having Empathy and Compassion.


Trinity’s Foundation and Journey

This school was founded in 1984 by the leaders of the Church of England in Manchester, following a report ‘Faith in The City’, written by Church leaders across the country who recognised the immense challenge that existed in city areas.

The early Eighties were troubled times for those living in cities. The Manchester riots in 1981 were an expression of vast discontent on how society was not working for the inner-South Manchester community. The book ‘Faith in The City’ (1985) notes that cities were places where economic, physical and social conditions were at their most acute and depressing.

Out of that despair, the Church of England in Manchester wanted to bring hope. And at that point in 1984, Trinity Church of England High School was born. Its intake was designed to include representatives from all faiths and crucially encouraged applications from all the Christian churches. It was a beacon of light and hope for many and an opportunity open to all.

Establishing the school as a centre of excellence in Manchester has been an immense opportunity and a rewarding journey. We continue to desire to be an enlightened, caring community based on mutual respect and common endeavour, in which enterprise is encouraged and initiative valued.

Receiving students from approximately 100 different primary schools each year, we place huge importance on establishing a smooth transition and creating an atmosphere of belonging and security. Staff are continually committed to ensuring that students should live

and work in a harmonious environment, with everything possible in place to provide a secure and stable way of life, free from worry, where students and staff can flourish. Those needing support in their learning receive targeted help, both within and outside of the classroom.

Relationships at all levels are important to us. We regard the partnership between school and home as a key foundation on which our distinctive atmosphere is created – both demanding and caring – reflecting the hope that parents have for their own children.

I call it the Trinity Plus; the feeling that the school is interested in and invests in our children, not just in their grades at the end of Year 11, but in their personal development from children to young adults.Parent
If you have any questions about the school’s ‘Vision and Values’, please contact the Head, Mr Nicholls.

What’s happening at Trinity High.

Read the latest news from our school.

Nov 24, 2022

An invitation – Advent Carol Service, St. Ann’s Church, 2nd December

We would like to invite our readers to join our choirs and ensembles at St Ann’s Church, St Ann’s Square, Manchester on Friday 2nd December at 1pm for our Annual […]

Nov 24, 2022

GCSE Presentation Evening

Last Friday, it was a pleasure to welcome the 2021/22 cohort of Year 11 students to the University of Manchester’s Whitworth Hall for our annual GCSE Presentation Evening. It was […]

Nov 24, 2022

Big Quiz

Head of House, Ms Galbraith tells us more about this event: “The Big Quiz took place on Tuesday 1st November for KS3 and Thursday 3rd November for KS4&5. The event […]

Nov 24, 2022

The Cornick Cup

On Saturday, 19th November, we held the second annual Cornick Cup. The charity football tournament sees members of the Trinity community, past and present, come together to play football in […]