Mission Statement

Holy Trinity celebrates the uniqueness of every person as a child of God.

We seek to create an inclusive and supporting learning community, based on Gospel values, that nurtures each individual in order that they reach their full potential.


Holy Trinity is the only voluntary aided 3-16 Catholic and Church of England school in the country. We offer a unique opportunity for pupils to explore their spiritual lives through the Christian faith as expressed in the Catholic and Church of England traditions.

Pupils are encouraged to develop awareness of their spiritual needs and to participate in a range of experiences and activities to guide them. Christian worship lies at the heart of the school and is developed within the context of the students’ lives.

Pupils attend worship every morning; this is underpinned by the liturgical calendar and coordinated by our chaplain. They are invited to create worship themes and participate in them, expressing their ideas through the arts and technical media. We are supported by clergy and parishes in both the Catholic and Church of England Barnsley deaneries. The Diocesan Youth Teams from both dioceses are actively involved with all our students, often leading the annual Retreat Days for all pupils.

Holy Trinity has a full-time chaplaincy provision in school, available to all. The Mass is central to the Christian faith and is celebrated in school regularly; it is open to all.  Throughout their school lives, pupils are nurtured in their spiritual life – exploring their relationship with God from where they are – discovering God in the everyday.

Holy Trinity inherits a very good reputation for the care, guidance and support it offers to pupils. Pupils respond well to the school’s emphasis on “repentance, forgiveness and reconciliation” and we look to encourage the value and potential of all pupils by promoting an inclusive and supportive atmosphere.

Our policies and practice reflect a desire to see that all pupils are encouraged to develop mutual respect, and ensure that positive relationships between pupils, staff, and parents form the basis of a successful and happy experience for all members of our school community.

We work hard to ensure that the pupil transition to Holy Trinity is smooth. All pupils in Holy Trinity are members of one of five Houses (Gabriel, Barachiel, Raphael, Uriel and Zachiel). Each house is led by a Head of Standards whose role is to bridge the pastoral and academic aspects of school and help develop well rounded individuals.

School Prayer

You send your word to bring us truth
And your spirit to make us holy.
Through them we come to know
The mystery of your life.
Help us to worship you
One God in three persons,
By proclaiming and living our faith in you
We ask you this, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
One God, true and living, forever and ever