Trinity School

Founded in 1882 as Whitgift Middle School


Trinity school is part of the John Whitgift Foundation, alongside Whitgift School and the Old Palace School for girls. His legacy and the foundations he built allow the school to provide outstanding facilities and a range of bursaries and scholarships, allowing children from all backgrounds to benefit from exceptional independent school education.

Trinity School was founded in 1882 as Whitgift Middle School. Its original site was in Church Road in central Croydon, occupying the modest buildings of the Croydon Poor School which dated from 1858. In 1931 it moved to its second site in North End in Croydon. In 1954 Whitgift Middle School was renamed Trinity School.

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Trinity School Today

Today, Trinity is a leading independent day school which offers a rich and balanced curriculum with fantastic facilities, placing great emphasis on providing students with the skills they need to think critically and independently. It accepts boys from 10-18 and welcomes girls for sixth form (ages 16-18). Trinity has an excellent academic record and offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, including sport, music, drama, and art. The school is set on beautiful grounds and has state-of-the-art facilities, including a modern Sixth Form Centre, and places great emphasis on providing a supportive and inclusive environment for all its students. Trinity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Trinity is a friendly and welcoming school which values diversity and welcomes applications from families from all backgrounds. The school offers a range of competitive scholarships and bursaries, making it accessible to talented students from all financial backgrounds. Trinity is committed to providing an outstanding education for all its students, regardless of their background or circumstances.

Equal Access

Trinity School is committed to providing opportunities for children and young people from all backgrounds to thrive. They believe that every child has the potential to succeed, regardless of their financial circumstances. That’s why Trinity offers bursaries, which are awarded based on need and merit. With the help of John Whitgift Foundation, they are able to provide significant financial assistance to those who may not otherwise be able to afford a Trinity education.

Their bursary programme is designed to level the playing field and ensure that every student has a fair chance of achieving their full potential. They are committed to making Trinity accessible to all and the bursaries play an essential role in this.

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Bursary Case Studies

Pauls Story

Paul’s Story

Paul graduated from Trinity in 1984 after receiving a bursary placement at the school to support his education. ‘What sets Trinity apart is I think…

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Gabriels Story

Gabriel’s Story

Gabriel completed his studies at Trinity School having achieved A-levels in Economics, Maths and Chemistry moving on to City University, London to study maths. However,…

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