Trinity School


About the School - Vision, Values and Aims


  • Leading excellence in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Provision.
  • Ensuring outstanding person-centred achievement and outcomes.
  • Including everyone in meaningful and safeguarded life


We value:

  • our pupils and their families. We strive to keep them safe and offer an excellent education, personal development, training and inclusion.
  • our staff at all levels and give them the best training opportunities to develop and excel as professionals in the work of complex needs.
  • our local partnerships, as we look to support excellent attitudes and inclusion for pupils with complex needs in the wider community.
  • our work with colleagues from other fields such as medical and social care, speech and language therapy and physiotherapy. In this way, we secure the very best outcomes for our pupils.
  • our specialist provision that enhances and supports our work and is integral to the life of the School. PE and Music, for example, give all our children and young adults the opportunity to participate in activities and experiences that affirm their creativity, imagination and emotional well-being.
  • British values as enshrined in the importance of the law and democracy. Trinity School reflects such values in its promotion of tolerance, fairness and the right of every individual to expect kindness, respect, support and the freedom to exist within the law.


Our young people will:

  • have well-developed independent living and self-care skills.
  • be confident communicative individuals who want to be actively included in life and the community beyond School.
  • be confident self-advocates and make reasoned and informed decisions appropriate to their needs and wishes.
  • have developed an ability to regulate their distress and anxiety associated with Autism, Sensory Integration issues and other neurological conditions.
  • have the skills to keep themselves safe and healthy.
  • have appropriate vocational skills, including literacy and numeracy at the highest achievable levels.
  • have gained accreditation of their skills at the appropriate level to share with future settings and work placements.

About the School:

Trinity School is a centre of excellence for the education of pupils with severe learning difficulties and autism.

Exceptional leadership permeates the school. The senior team is constantly striving for the best. Energy is focused effectively and efficiently on actions which have a strong impact on the standards the pupils achieve. Staff have developed extensive specialist knowledge and understanding of how their pupils learn best. (Ofsted July 2007) 

The Community We Serve:

Trinity is a special school for over 280 pupils aged 3-19 with diverse learning difficulties.

Trinity is a very large special school in Barking and Dagenham but is currently significantly oversubscribed.

A wide range of special educational needs is reflected in the school population and we serve pupils with:

  • Autistic Spectrum Condition
  • Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
  • Severe Learning Difficulty

The intake is largely from within the Local Authority (90%) and 10% from neighbouring boroughs. Admission to the school may occur at any point in a pupil’s school career.

All pupils have Statements of Special Educational Need/ EHC plan or are placed for assessment purposes.

Assessments undertaken by professionals during the Educational Health and Care (EHC) Plan provide attainment data on entry which is significantly below that of mainstream pupils.