Trinity Academy Cathedral is an exciting and inspirational place to be. We believe that there are many factors that contribute to this unique environment – from our distinct Christian ethos, to our innovative curriculum and approach to rewarding students.

We are here to make a difference to the community. Our vision is for each student within our care to achieve their potential. We do this through high-quality teaching delivered in an environment characterised by our Christian values.

Trinity Academy Cathedral is a school where we believe everything is possible.

As Principal, I have great pleasure in welcoming you to Trinity Academy Cathedral, Wakefield’s only Church of England Secondary school, rated ‘outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted in 2022, ‘excellent’ by SIAMS in 2020, and the winner of the TES Secondary School of the Year 2019.

Trinity Academy Cathedral is a school where we believe ‘everything is possible’. We encourage our students to embrace challenge; they know that, with dedication, commitment and resilience, they can achieve incredible things. We place a strong focus on achieving excellent academic results in GCSE and BTEC qualifications. These qualifications open doors, unlock future opportunities and ensure no path is closed off for our students in the future. I am therefore delighted that our results are consistently the best in Wakefield and in the top 10% nationally. These life-changing exam results are achieved as a result of the industrious efforts of our students, as they engage with our broad and knowledge-rich curriculum, delivered by highly skilled, expert teachers who are passionate about their subjects.

At Cathedral, we have extremely high expectations for attendance, behaviour and engagement both with and beyond the curriculum. We invest significantly in the personal development of our students and ensure excellent pastoral care for every child as they move through their secondary school journey. When Ofsted inspected us, they acknowledged our ‘very high standards of pupil behaviour’ and the ‘care, courtesy and maturity’ of our students. This typifies Cathedral students, and we are extremely proud of the way they embody and live by our school values of empathy, honesty, respect and responsibility. We expect our students to grasp every opportunity: attending a wide range of extracurricular clubs through our rich and diverse ‘Involve’ offer; rising to the challenges of our Y7 ‘Odyssey’ and Y8-9 Graduation programmes; enjoying and learning from our wonderful ‘experiences for all’; as well as putting in 100% to ‘every lesson, every day’.

Trinity Academy Cathedral is also the home of CAPA Juniors, an alternative curriculum pathway which focuses on those with a passion for Performing Arts. This pathway still offers the academic rigour of our main Cathedral curriculum, but allows a real focus on Music, Dance and Drama, with plentiful opportunity for performance. The CAPA Juniors shows are incredible, and always prove to be highlights of the year, for both the performers and the audience!

I hope that our website gives you a flavour of what it means to be part of our community. We strive to make our school a place where all members feel a deep sense of belonging, as this is when learning happens, creativity flourishes and success can thrive. If you require any further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Anna Gillinder

Ofsted Outstanding Provider
Trinity Scholars

Trinity Scholar students benefit from an additional investment of up to £6000

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