Holistic student development

At Trinity, we believe our role is not just about our excellent exam results, but developing well-rounded young people who make positive contributions to society and support both our school and the wider community.

Our school values of “compassion, vocation and wisdom” are evident in all aspects of school life and our Sixth Form provides many opportunities for students to build the key skills which make great leaders; communication, problem-solving, emotional intelligence, decision-making and management skills.

Students are invited to apply to join our Student Leadership Team with Head Students being elected by our student body.

Our Student Leadership Team replicates an organisational structure you would find in a business with our Head Students acting as the CEOs and liaising with teams of Deputies and Prefects to define areas for improvement, establish key initiatives and delegate responsibilities. The students themselves decide on which areas they wish to lead on and make some excellent contributions to both our school and the wider community

All Year 12 students are timetabled for either Guardian Angel or School Support duties which provides them with valuable work experience and skills they can highlight when applying for universities or jobs.


Guardian Angels play a valuable role in our school community, acting as a mentor and support for a younger student during their lessons. School support duties support our non-teaching staff in the school offices, library and resources department with administrative duties and both students and staff they work with find this a productive experience.

Our established volunteering programmes with local feeder schools St John Fisher in Loughton and St Anthony’s in Woodford Green are highly successful. Students volunteer at least one hour per week, helping with reading, assisting teachers in PE and generally providing a range of support for KS2 pupils and their teachers. Our students can use this opportunity to support their Duke of Edinburgh awards and of course it also looks excellent on UCAS applications and CVs. Our students have been widely praised by both schools and we are very proud of this.

The school has a wide range of Subject-focussed societies which allow students to explore their academic areas of interest beyond lessons.  Sixth Form students tend to lead these societies with individuals being elected as “President”. Students will frequently debate topical issues, present to one another on particular areas of interest or discuss pathways into careers. The school arranges visiting speakers for certain Subject Societies and the groups value this interaction with professionals and experts. For further details on School Subject Societies, please click here.

Sixth Form students play a key role in our school open evenings, often acting as guides for visitors and we have received some wonderful feedback about their interpersonal skills, maturity and passion whilst doing this.

We are so proud of our Sixth Form students who act as role models for younger cohorts in the following ways:

  • Presenting in assemblies
  • Acting as mentors for younger students
  • Supporting Year 7 students as part of their transition to Secondary school
  • Modelling excellent behaviour, conduct and interactions