About Trinity

A new school with an established heritage.

Welcome to The Trinity School’s Website.

The Trinity School will open as a secondary school in September 2021, with a primary school opening on the shared site in 2024. The schools will be part of the Alpha Trust; a small multi-academy trust that consists of: Colchester County High School for Girls, The Gilberd School, Manningtree High School and Home Farm Primary School.

The Headteacher of The Gilberd School, Mrs Exley, will be the Executive Headteacher of The Trinity School, working with the new Head of School at Trinity to ensure that the ethos, experience and heritage of The Gilberd is shared with the new school. 

Our aim is to ensure the north of Colchester is served by two outstanding secondary schools.

There will be 120 students in Year 7 beginning 2021. In September 2022 the pupil admission number will be 120. This reduced number in the first two intake years has become necessary as part of a contingency plan implemented due to a delay in the building of The Trinity School. The secondary school will grow to its full capacity of 900 students by 2026. There will be a primary school on-site also. This is currently due to open in 2024 and will be 2 form entry.

 We are excited to invite you to take part in our public consultation, which is part of our pre-opening process under Section 10 of the Academies Act 2010. Do please take the time to listen to the consultation presentation (available on this website), to look at the other information on the website, to join one of the Microsoft Teams meetings or to contact us if you have any questions or comments. We would very much appreciate it if you could then complete the Section 10 Consultation Questionnaire, which again, is available The Trinity School’s website. The consultation period will run from Monday 13th July 2020 and has now been extended to Sunday 18th October.

We look forward to working with you over the coming months and years as together, we ensure The Trinity School provides the highest possible level of education to its students.

Kind regards,

Mrs Linda Exley

Executive Headteacher



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