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Trinity High School was the first Fairtrade School in Scotland. The school supports many local and national charities, and is extremely proud of its partnership with the Association of People with Disability (APD) in Bangalore, which was established through its substantial fundraising efforts for SCIAF. In recognition of its environmental work, in 2008 the school gained an Eco-Schools Bronze Award. In May 2010, the continued efforts and commitment of the school were recognised when Trinity High School received the Eco-Schools Silver Award.

The school’s Pastoral system is organised into four houses. These are St Thomas Aquinas House, St Joseph House, St Ambrose House, St Nicholas House. Each house has a house assembly once a month. Each house also has two house captains, a boy and a girl, who put themselves forward for interview and are selected by the appropriate Pastoral Teacher. Each house is fronted by one teacher, who acts as a Pastoral Teacher to all of the pupils in that house.

The School currently offers courses through the following departments and faculties: Design and Technologies (including Art and Technical), English, Health and Wellbeing (including Physical Education and Home Economics), ICT, Learning Support (including ESOL and Community Involvement course), Maths, Music, Modern Languages, Religious Education, Sciences and Social Subjects. In addition, we provide courses and awards including Employability Psychology and Sports Leadership.

The school has many clubs, including Fairtrade (Trinity was the first Fairtrade school in Scotland), Pro-Life, and APD groups, a maths club, art club, science club, language club and a video production club.


“Now that my children have left Trinity I would like to thank all staff who have helped them in any way to grow as caring, responsible young people. The support and encouragement shown to them in their studies and the values they have learned will stay with them for the rest of their lives . . . Thank you so much.”

As a denominational secondary school, Trinity High School takes as its main aim the mission of the Roman Catholic Church: “to develop the faith of its students and to promote the spiritual, moral, physical, social and intellectual, development of its young people.”

Through this, Trinity High School endeavours to promote a morally sound lifestyle among its members which will enhance the community of the school and the school in the wider community.

Consequently, young people are encouraged to maximise their talents, achieve their potential both inside and outside the classroom and grow as responsible, Christian individuals who are able to contribute positively to society.

In line with the Scottish Government’s lifelong learning strategy, Trinity High School aims to ensure that all learners “develop the attributes, knowledge and skills they will need for life, learning and work”. The curriculum is all the experiences that are planned for learners to support the development of these skills.

The curriculum is delivered across the various faculties and departments within the school: Art, English, Health and Wellbeing (including Home Economics and Physical Education), Information Technologies, Mathematics, Music, Religious Education, Science (including Biology, Chemistry and Physics), Social Subjects (Geography, History and Modern Studies), Support (Home School Link, Pastoral Support and Support for Learning) and Technical. The school is assisted in delivering the curriculum by our partner agencies including West College Scotland and consortia schools.

Throughout S1-S3, young people follow a curriculum that ensures they are provided with a Broad General Education (BGE). To learn more about how Trinity High School provides young people with a BGE, click here.

Curriculum for Excellence aims to develop four capacities, helping our young people become:

The curriculum includes all of the experiences which are planned for young people through their education. These experiences are grouped into four categories:

Added to this, because young people learn through all of their experiences – in the family, the community, and in school – the curriculum aims to recognise and complement the contributions that these experiences can make.

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There are 33 periods of lessons each week. Each period lasts for 50 minutes. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays have 7 periods and the school day lasts from 9.10am until 3.40pm. Wednesdays and Fridays have 6 periods between 9.10am and 2.50pm.

Morning interval is held between 10.30am – 10.45am each day. Lunch break lasts 45 minutes and takes place between 1.15pm – 2.00pm (Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays) and  between 12.25pm – 1.10pm (Wednesdays and Fridays).

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Time Event
8.50 – 9.40 Period 1
9.40 – 10.30 Period 2
10.30 – 10.45 Interval
10.45 – 11.35 Period 3
11.35 – 12.25 Period 4
12.25 – 1.15 Period 5
1.15 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 2.50 Period 6
2.50 – 3.40 Period 7

Wednesday & Friday

Time Event
8.50 – 9.40 Period 1
9.40 – 10.30 Period 2
10.30 – 10.45 Interval
10.45 – 11.35 Period 3
11.35 – 12.25 Period 4
12.25 – 1.15 Lunch
1.15 – 2.00 Period 5
2.00 – 2.50 Period 6
2.50 – 3.40 Yes

School holidays 2019-2020


Please note change to May Day Holiday and In-service Days

First term 2019

Description Date
Return date for Teachers Tuesday 13 August 2019 (IS)
In-service Day Wednesday 14 August 2019 (IS)
Return of Pupils Thursday 15 August 2019
September Weekend Friday 27 September 2019 and Monday 30 September 2019
Schools re-open Tuesday 01 October 2019
In-service day Friday 11 October 2019
Schools closed Monday 14 October 2019 to Friday 18 October 2019 (Inclusive)
Schools re-open Monday 21 October 2019
St Andrew’s Day (schools closed) Monday 02 December 2019
Christmas / New Year Monday 23 December 2019 to Friday 03 January 2020 (Inclusive)


Second term 2020

Description Date
Schools re-open Monday 06 January 2020
In-service day Friday 07 February 2020
Mid Term Break Monday 10 February 2020 and Tuesday 11 February 2020
In-service day Wednesday 12 February 2020
Schools re-open Wednesday 12 February 2020
Spring Holiday Friday 03 April 2020 to Friday 17 April 2020 (Inclusive)


Third term 2020 

Description Date
Schools re-open Monday 20 April 2020
In-service day Wednesday 06 May 2020 (IS)
In-service day Thursday 07 May 2020 (IS)
May Day (schools closed) Friday 08 May 2020
Schools re-open Monday 11 May 2020
Local Holiday (schools closed) Friday 22 May 2020 to Monday 25 May 2020 (inclusive)
Schools re-open Tuesday 26 May 2020
Last day of session Friday 26 June 2020


Trinity High School Uniform

Trinity High School is proud of its reputation for the wearing of school uniform which has been earned over a long period of time. Wearing of school uniform is supported by the vast majority of the school community as shown by the extensive survey of pupil, student, parent and staff opinion previously undertaken which resulted in the current school uniform being introduced. Consequently, it is expected that all pupils wear school uniform.

Renfrewshire Council encourages each school to adopt a dress code after discussion with parents, pupils and the parent council. The council supports an agreed dress code because of the benefits it brings, including improvements in safety, security, discipline, ethos, community spirit and a decrease in bullying and expense for parents.

Some types of clothing will not be allowed in school for reasons of safety, decency or indiscipline. Types of clothing which will not be allowed include:

  • clothes which are a health or safety risk;
  • clothes which may damage the school building;
  • clothes which may provoke other pupils;
  • clothes which are offensive or indecent; and
  • clothes which encourage the use of alcohol or tobacco.

Pupils will not be deprived of education, any benefit or access to examinations because of not wearing school uniform.

In the interests of health and safety, of both individual and others present, all jewellery, including body jewellery, must be removed before taking part in physical education lessons or physical activities.

Grants for footwear and clothing for children are available to parents receiving:

  • income support;
  • income based job seeker’s allowance;
  • pension credit;
  • housing benefit;
  • council tax benefit; or
  • depending on annual income, child tax credit or working tax credit.

Information and application forms for free school meals are available from schools, registration offices and customer service centres or download a form from the council’s website:

Please help the school and the education authority by making sure that pupils do not bring valuable or expensive items of clothing to school. The council has no insurance to cover the loss of valuable items.


BOYS                                                                         GIRLS

Black dress trousers                                                Black skirt or dress trousers

White shirt                                                                 White shirt

Black jumper                                                             Black jumper

* School tie (S1 – S3 Green)                                  * School tie (S1 – S3 Green)

*Or Senior Phase tie (S4/5 Blue)                          *Or Senior Phase tie (S4/5 Blue)

*Or S6 Tie                                                                 *Or S6 Tie


*May be purchased from the school.


Students in the Senior School are also encouraged to wear School Blazers which are supplied by an appointed provider in School.

Denim, trainers, non dress trousers and tops which carry brand names or are not in school colours are not permitted.

Stockists: Any major stockists.

Please encourage your child to wear uniform throughout their stay in Trinity High School particularly as they get older when they may have considerable influence on younger children in the school.  Our uniform has been agreed after previous extensive consultation with parents, pupils and staff hence our determination to ensure standards of uniform remain high.  This has also led to the re-introduction of Blazers for students which has proved popular.

Home Economics Clothing

An apron is supplied by the Home Economics Department.

Physical Education Kit

BOYS                                                                         GIRLS

White shorts                                                              Navy/black shorts

Sky blue polo top                                                     White top

White sports socks                                                  White sports socks

Training shoes                                                         Training shoes

Black/Navy Tracksuit Trousers                              Black/Navy Tracksuit Trousers

Shinguards                                                               Shinguards

Trinity High School Prayer

God our father
you love everyone
in our community
You have given each one of us
special gifts
and you want us to use them
to help each other.
We feel the power of your love
when we work together for the good
of the whole community.
Thank you for your gifts
and for your loving presence among us.
Give us courage and confidence
to keep on working for a better world
which will be your kingdom
of love, justice and peace.

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