The Info List - Trinity Catholic High School, Woodford Green

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Trinity Catholic High School is a co-educational, Catholic comprehensive school located in Woodford Green, Greater London, England. It is split between two sites, with Upper Site (Main Site) on Mornington Road and the Lower Site on Sydney Road. Upper Site is split into different houses: Trinity House, Keswick House, Rackham House, Monteluce House, Pelham House, Grainger House, St Joseph's House, Vincent House and Becket House. Lower Site is just one building, but with a remote science laboratory in the playground called the Padua Centre (named after St Anthony of Padua). There are approximately 1680 pupils, with each year of 240 pupils divided into eight form classes. The school's motto is based on Christ's maxim: "Love each other as we love ourselves". For over 30 years, the Headmaster has been Dr Paul C. Doherty. The two directors of site are Matthew Dalton and James Cantwell. The school was formed after the amalgamation of two schools in 1976, Holy Family Convent School (now Upper Site) and St Paul's Catholic Secondary School (now Lower Site).[1]


1 Ratings 2 Notable former pupils 3 References 4 External links


The school has been judged as Outstanding, grade 1, by Ofsted on five occasions. In the 2009 Ofsted Report Trinity was once again rated 1 – outstanding.[2] In 1997 Her Majesty's Chief Inspector for schools in his annual report described Trinity as Grade 1 – "an outstandingly successful school".[3] In May 1999, the Department for Education and Employment (DFEE) nominated Trinity Catholic High School as a "Beacon School" to show good practice both locally and nationally.[4] In Her Majesty's Chief Inspector's 2000 annual report, Trinity Catholic High School was again nominated as an outstanding school. In March 2006 Ofsted again judged the school to be Grade 1 – outstanding.[5] As reported in Bucks Free Press, a UK publication, Dominic Yeatman states the following: "OUTSTANDING is the verdict returned by inspectors in Trinity Catholic High School's first Ofsted report for six years. The school in Mornington Road, Woodford Green, scored maximum possible marks in 22 out of 25 categories with an inspection team who spent two days in the school at the start of this month. In their report, inspectors wrote: 'There is a clear vision and a hunger for improvement, building on the school's record of outstanding success. The outstanding and consistent leadership of the headmaster over a quarter of a century is complemented by the exceptional management of senior and middle leaders.'[5] The report noted that a high proportion of students gained the highest grades at GCSE and that progress made by students who joined the sixth form with lower grades was particularly good. Headteacher Paul Doherty wrote: 'My warmest congratulations to all for a marvellous and truly outstanding outcome.'" Former head of Ofsted, Michael Wilshaw, was previously a deputy head at the school.[6]

Notable former pupils[edit]

Name Birth Death Achievements

James 'Arg' Argent 1987

Actor, The Only Way Is Essex

Nicholas Browne 1991

Cricketer, Essex CCC

Catherine Dalton 1992

Cricketer, Middlesex, Ireland

Matt Harrold 1984

Footballer, Leyton Orient FC

Dan Lawrence 1997

Cricketer, Essex CCC

Louise Lombard 1970

Actress, The House of Elliot, NCIS, CSI

Gary Lucy 1981

Actor, The Bill

Christine Ohuruogu 1984

Athlete, 400 metres

Kele Okereke 1981

Musician, Bloc Party

Tamzin Outhwaite 1970

Award-winning actress, EastEnders, Sweet Charity (2009 revival), Grease, Oliver!

Darel Russell 1980

Footballer, Norwich City F.C.

Meryl Fernandes 1983

Actress EastEnders

Peta Todd 1986

Glamour model

Matt Ward 1972

Grammy and Brit Award-nominated record producer and songwriter, Christina Milian, Mutya Buena, The Saturdays


^ "School Details" (PDF). Retrieved 1 November 2013.  ^ http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/oxedu_reports/display/(id)/106205 ^ http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/publications/annualreport[permanent dead link] ^ archive.official-documents.co.uk ^ a b Ofsted.gov.uk: Trinity Catholic High School, 2006 ^ Doherty, P.C. "Letter to Parents dated 18 October 2013". Retrieved 16 January 2016. 

External links[edit]

Trinity Catholic High School https://web.archive.org/web/20100316132613/http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/oxcare_providers/urn_search?urn=102860&type=2&submit=Go http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/712569.0/

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