Chilton Street

Bridgwater

Somerset TA6 3JA

www.chilton-trinity.co.uk

Head: Mrs Pat Hollinghurst

Tel: 01278 455631

Fax: 01278 444361

Email: SCH.504@educ.somerset.gov.uk

We are proud of our work as a learning community committed to students achieving their best.  We are a very successful, over-subscribed community comprehensive school.  In March 2002 we were designated as a Specialist Technology College and in the same month achieved Investors in People status.  We are always pleased to welcome visitors to our school.  Simple contact us to arrange a visit.

Chilton Trinity is an 11-16 Comprehensive LEA co-educational secondary school which serves both the town and rural areas. Since it opened in 1966, it has expanded steadily and currently has 1024 students on roll.

Situation and Development:

The buildings are purpose built and stand in 14 acres to the NW side of town. Since its opening, the LEA has added

  • a humanities block with a Drama studio
  • a second science area with 4 additional laboratories
  • a prestigious Sports & Leisure Centre, jointly funded with Sedgemoor District Council
  • a second playing field area, with athletics and cricket facilities
  • In June 2001 our Artificial Turf Pitch was officially opened. Jointly funded by Sport England, Sedgemoor District Council, the Parents, Staff and Friends association of Chilton Trinity School and many other local partnerships excellent facility is available for both school and community use
  • In March 2002 we were designated a Specialist Technology College and capital works will start in September to improve our accommodation in Maths, Science and Technology.

Recent Developments:

In addition the school has refurbished a number of areas to provide enhanced facilities for students, which include:

  • three Information Technology rooms with networked PC's and Information Technology suites in departmental areas. All have internet access. Wireless transmitters are being piloted to improve flexibility of provision in curriculum areas.
  • three multi-purpose Technology rooms for Textiles and Food
  • a Computer Design area and improvements in Design Technology
  • a major extension to the school library
  • additional facilities for Community use
  • a set of cricket nets through the Somerset Cricket Project
  • a new foyer and entrance to the School
  • a social inclusion annexe, located in the newly refurbished Bungalow, funded by a grant from the DfES
  • up-graded changing facilities as part of our Sport England (lottery) bid
  • plans for an enrichment centre, located on the site of the former pool, funded through DfES grants and government funding

The Local Authority has undertaken a feasibility study to plan future developments for further permanent buildings; these are likely to include a Mathematics and Information Technology block and improved Music and Drama facilities.

We have also begun a major three year programme of improvements, upgrading and renovation.

Activities our school has to offer:
Individual & Team Sports Inter-house activities & competitions Enrichment programmes for gifted and talented Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
Public Speaking Christian Union linking with Grapevine Instrumental tuition School Orchestra, Jazz Band
Band Workshops Keyboard Group Musical Productions Drama Productions
School Concert Study visit to Brittany Exchanges with France, America, Germany Arts exchange with Bratislava
Water Sports holiday in Ardeche Links with French school on projects Fieldwork and visits Industry Days
Environment Day Involvement with Neighbourhood Engineers McDonald's project in Food Technology Work Experience Placements Yr 11
Mentoring Scheme Veteran's Day Curriculum Enrichment Year 8 Camp
Women into Science and Engineering Project Chess Club Total Communication Club Gospel Choir
Interesting facts about our school:

As a school we are keen to develop our students understanding of their local, national and global ciommunities. Active links have been established with:

Amity Regional Junior School, Bethany, Connecticut, USA

OSU Home Junior Secondary School, Accra, Ghana

C E S Jean Castel, Normandie, France

Muzikálové Gymnázium Alkana, Bratislava

In February our students set up a Global links website to celebrate the international dimension of our work as a school. The Somerset Goes Global team helped them create a website whcih gives an exciting insight into our multi-cultural community of interests. The web site address is: http://www.cosmic.org.uk/somersetgg/chilton/index.html

GCSE Exam Results 2001:

5 + A* - C   -   45%

5 + A* - G   -   92%

 

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