CST Trinity Academy will have a music specialist intake with 10% of each cohort being selected through a Musical Aptitude Test. Music will be prominent in the curriculum and all students will be offered a free instrument and heavily subsidised lessons in the first year. Choirs and ensembles will be developed from the ground up leading eventually to the highest quality groups. Strong connections will be made to local ensembles.
Trinity Academy will build on the excellent work of Stoke Park Primary School with a strong focus on dance and drama. These subjects will feature in the Phase 1 curriculum engaging students in a challenging scheme of learning. Whilst there will be drama and dance for all outside of the curriculum, we will develop an elite Dance troupe and Theatre Company with their own identity and branding.
With our brand new sports facilities, team sports will be invested in with excellent curricular and co-curricular staff and links to professional teams. Sport and exercise before and after school will be a feature of many student’s days.
To facilitate the delivery of this agenda, we will work closely with the following partners; Bristol Plays Music, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Bristol Old Vic and Trinity Laban School of Music and Dance, amongst other partners.
We are also currently looking to develop links with Bristol Rovers, Bristol Bears RFU and Lockleaze Sports Centre.
There will be other groups and activities for students to get involved with, including a Student Parliament and Trinity Digital Radio station, amongst many more. These will be led by the passions and expertise of the staff as well as the interests of the students.
Students will have to show engagement in the wider school life by attending at least one ‘Session 6’ per week. Many students will do more than this.