Welcome to Our School
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to The Trinity CE Primary Academy. We are a relatively new school, officially opened and dedicated by the Bishop of Salisbury, The Right Rev’d Nicholas Holtam, on 22nd June 2012. Although we are a new school we have a huge amount of history as we were formally St Peter’s C of E Primary School, located on Bath Road, Devizes.
We are extremely excited that we have now opened our seventh classroom (Maple Class) which means we no longer have children taught in mixed age classes. This is a true testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone involved in the school. The Trinity has been built to accommodate 210 pupils. We have grown considerably from the 90 pupils that opened the school to the 186 pupils that we welcomed at the start of this term.
We have fantastic resources, not only our team of hard working staff, but also our pastoral room (The Sanctuary), creative arts room, open plan library, multi use games area (MUGA), designated Early Years outside area, and large playing field. We are extremely proud of our new developments including the pond / wildlife area, allotment and outside story telling area. All of these new areas have been created thanks to the hard work and dedication of many volunteers from both the school and St James' Church. This year we are looking to develop areas outside to encourage 'learning without walls'. In October we will be teaming up with St James' Church again to plant over 100 tree saplings within the school grounds in the hope that they will grow into a copse area for the children to explore.
Our name ‘The Trinity’ and logo was decided upon to represent the three Church of England Parishes in Devizes linked with our school. Within these parishes there are four churches, each of which is represented in our full logo by a traditional image: the shell for St James, the dove for St. John with St Mary’s and the keys for St Peter. The cross in the centre speaks for itself. The children were fully involved in the design of the logo, and as a member of year 6 articulated “The Cross must be at the centre because Jesus is in the middle of everything we do”. The colours of turquoise and gold were retained from when we were St Peter’s school, and are distinct within the town. Underneath the people represent children and adults – the family of our school. The stained glass window in which our logo now sits is the DSAT window showing that we are now part of a family of schools forming the Diocese of Salisbury Multi Academy Trust (DSAT).
Our strapline: "With faith we live, learn and grow together" was created by everyone connected with the school and encapsulates the real essence of what we do. We have faith in God but also in the choices we make and the aspirations we have. As a family we live, learn and therefore grow together. We are very much a team and value everyone's contribution in the development of the children we nurture and inspire every day.
On 1st July 2015 we will be converting to academy status with the Diocese of Salisbury Multi Academy Trust (DSAT). This will not change our vision, values or ethos as a school however we do believe that it will strengthen our drive for continued school improvement alongside our thirst for greater collaborative working. To find out more about DSAT please visit www.dsat.org.uk
I hope you find our website both useful and informative however do remember it will only provide you with a snap shot of what life is like at The Trinity. The best way to find out about a school is to visit it for yourself and to meet the children and staff first hand. Please contact the school office to arrange a tour if you would like to see us in action.