We endeavour to make any reasonable adjustments to the admissions procedure to enable disabled and SEND candidates to apply for a place at Trinity without disadvantage. We offer a limited amount of specialist support for dyslexic pupils and also welcome pupils with mobility problems – the whole site is equipped for access by wheelchair. Please contact Sandra McDonald, Head of Learning Support, to discuss any adjustments that are needed to meet your child’s specific needs. If necessary, a meeting will be arranged at school to discuss provision for your needs throughout the admissions process and, presuming a successful outcome to the application, during your subsequent time with us. While we try to meet the costs of all reasonable adjustments, we reserve the right to charge for additional services. Candidates with special needs may be allowed additional time in the entrance examinations, at the discretion of our Deputy Head Academic. Please submit documentary evidence, such as a current Educational Psychologist’s report, to us before the closing date for applications.
Scholarships are worth a percentage of the school fees (up to a maximum of 50%) and are awarded irrespective of parental income. The scholarship will remain throughout your child’s school career, provided he or she maintains the expected standards. Whilst a separate application form is not required to be considered for Academic Scholarships, you are required to submit an application form for any other subject scholarship and they will be subject to a separate assessment. Those applying for a bursary can also apply for a scholarship.
The Whitgift Foundation provides the vast majority of our bursary support, amounting to over 10% of our total fee income each year. We have more pupils applying than this fund than we can support however, so we also have our own bursary fund. Bursaries are awarded on an assessment of the financial circumstances of parents, whose family income is less that £80,000 a year. Bursary assessment forms should be completed before the entrance examination is taken. Pupils that apply for a bursary take the same entrance exams as all other candidates. On the basis of the exams we offer places, and we then can offer bursaries to some, but not all, of our bursary applicants. We don’t have funds to support all applicants, and awards are made to as many as we can fund each year. For 10+, 11+ and 13+ awards are based on exam performance; for Sixth Form awards are based on both exam performance and the overall application. A pupil who pays reduced fees because of a bursary may also be awarded a scholarship. For 10+, 11+ and 13+, bursary applicants may be awarded an honorary scholarship, which can be implemented if future family income were to increase. The Clerk to the Whitgift Foundation calculates the bursary award.
What drives us at Trinity is not just what students achieve whilst they are here, but what and who they become when they leave us. We have fostered a welcoming, diverse and friendly community in which our students feel cared for and supported. From that, I am confident that they will be able to thrive academically and will respond well to being stretched and challenged in the classroom. Our students have achieved some of the best academic results in the country, but are also actively encouraged to take up the wealth of opportunities we offer outside the classroom. We are proud to play an active role in our local community and be a part of Croydon’s rich history and thriving future. My commitment to every Trinity student is that they will acquire new knowledge, skills and interests, as well as a strong set of values so that, when they leave Trinity, you can be proud of your child’s achievements and be delighted by the sort of person they have become. I would very much like to welcome you to the School so you can experience for yourself the spirit of Trinity and its warm, purposeful atmosphere.