About Trinity

A new school with an established heritage.

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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 for 2021. This number will rise to a pupil admission number of 180 from 2022. This reduced number in the first cohort to join the school 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.

Applications for places in Year 7 for September 2021 are still be accepted, up until Monday 1st February. Please do read our recent newsletter, The Beacon, or watch the January 2020 update presentation (found in the information section of the website) and contact us at The Gilberd School on 01206 842211 or via if you would like to discuss the possibility of your child joining us.

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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