School celebrates excellent Ofsted report

Trinity Academy in Lockleaze is celebrating a hugely positive Ofsted report following its first inspection.

The secondary school, which opened in 2019 as part of Cathedral Schools Trust, has been rated Good overall and Outstanding for leadership and management and pupils’ personal development.

Four inspectors visited Trinity Academy on January 23 and 24, observing lessons and meeting staff and students. In their report, they described the school as a vibrant community where pupils felt supported to achieve highly.

“This is an ambitious school that wants the very best for its pupils, both academically and pastorally,” Ofsted said. 

“The school’s ambition, to nourish the ‘head, heart and soul’ of the pupils who attend, is fully understood by the school community. The school provides a wealth of opportunities and celebrates its cultural diversity.”

The inspectors praised the ambitious and well-planned curriculum and the exceptional extra-curricular programme at the 814-pupil school, which has a music specialism.

They also noted the warm and respectful relationships between children and staff.

“Lessons are not disrupted by poor behaviour. The school is calm and orderly because pupils understand the rules and routines in place. “

=Headteacher Eiron Bailey said: “We are delighted with this report.  Whileschools are so much more complex than single word judgements, we do see the full report as a recognition and affirmation of our mission and hard work”.

Neil Blundell, chief executive of Cathedral Schools Trust, said: “This is a wonderful endorsement for the school and welcome news for education across the city. We are proud that personal development was judged to be outstanding and the report recognises that ‘the school provides a wealth of opportunities and celebrates its cultural diversity’.”

Trinity Academy has pupils in Years 7 to 11 and will open its sixth form in September.