Holy Trinity, as a school community, has faithfully served the parish of Bilston since 1834. The original school building still stands next to Holy Trinity Church, and our school has been housed on three sites in the many decades since we first opened our doors. We moved to Queen Street in the early 1900s where we remained until the mid-1990s, when the new building in Fraser Street was opened. Archbishop Emeritus Maurice Couve de Murville officially opened the school building on July 14th 1995. Our school has grown over the past (almost!) 190 years and we are now a thriving one form entry school welcoming 260 children from Nursery to Year 6
Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School has very strong links with the St Newman Parish and the Holy Trinity faith family. Our children lead Mass each week in school and on several Sundays throughout the year in church. Our children are very well supported by families and parishioners throughout their faith journey, including their Sacramental preparation, and we enjoy being part of the rhythm of parish life. We work in close collaboration with the parishes of the cluster to serve the families of all children that attend our school.
There are obviously many differences from those early days outlined in the school logbooks, but our ethos is the same and our mission statement clearly encapsulates the dedication and professionalism of all of our school staff. Our school motto is ‘Aspire not to have more but to be more’ and our warm, caring ethos is evident as you walk around our school.
Today, our school is a modern and attractive open plan building, fully planned with adaptations to meet the needs of any person with particular mobility needs. Large, airy central open areas lead off to classrooms in Key Stages 1 and 2. Our Reception class is housed in Main School and our Nursery class has its own purpose built campus for our youngest children. We have an administrative area, including our Medical Room, Leadership Hub and School Offices and the Romero Suite is our meeting room, used as an additional space for learning when needed.
The Ark – our wellbeing room, lies at the centre of our school, where our children make use of personal and group therapeutic work with our Pastoral Care Manager and this opens out onto our prayer garden, the central open-air quad of the school. An additional classroom built to the rear of our school houses a further class and our building is surrounded by an extensive field, two playgrounds, an orchard and allotment both of which the children care for. The official capacity of the school is 182.