Year 6 Transition

Welcome to our Year 6 Transition page, where you can access resources and information about the transition from primary to secondary school. We recognise that the move from primary school to secondary school is a big one – often for parents and carers as much as for the students! Our extensive transition programme allows us to make the process a positive and exciting experience for our students. Trinity Academy Leeds began in 2021 with one Year 7 cohort so is uniquely placed to ensure a nurturing and supportive transition for every individual that joins us. We will do all we can to allow Year 6 students to gain a real insight into being a Trinity Academy Leeds student. Our positive links with primary schools in the local area and beyond, will allow us to create a seamless transition for your child ensuring that students entering Year 7 settle in quickly and with ease.

Who's Who?

Kat Cafferky


Welcome to our first ever transition page! As a new school, there are going to be a lot of ‘firsts’ for us all; most importantly you, our first ever year of students, the founding Year 7 students of Trinity Academy Leeds.

I cannot wait to meet you all in person, looking smart in your new uniforms on the first day of term. My promise to you is that myself and your teachers will give you the very best quality of education to support you in achieving your future goals; to University and beyond. In return, I ask that you give us your best from the very first day that you join us. Our academy motto is, ‘Reach Higher, See Further, Shine Brighter’ which means that we have the highest expectations about what you can all achieve with us. I am looking forward to welcoming our first year group of shining stars in September. Please continue to check our website for further information about the transition process.

Mrs Hannah Collins

Vice Principal

I am Mrs Collins, Vice Principal of TAL and I am very much looking forward to meeting you on your first day and supporting you throughout your time at Secondary School.

My job is to ensure that you enjoy the very best possible educational experience and love learning with us. I can’t wait to see you enjoying Science in our brand new labs, performing in our Drama Studio and playing sport on our huge 3G pitch; there are so many exciting opportunities ahead for you all. To make an excellent first impression, I am looking for polite, enthusiastic and hardworking new students. All I ask is that you try your very best each and every day and if you do, success and rewards will soon come your way. See you soon, Year 7!

Mr Richard Gouland

Assistant Principal

A warm welcome to all students starting at Trinity Academy Leeds. I am looking forward to meeting you all and helping you settle into our brand-new school.

My job is to ensure our school remains a calm and safe place for students to learn each day. Alongside making sure all students meet our high expectations, I will also support students to achieve excellent attendance. At the very start of our journey together, I look for students who are showing Empathy, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. These core values are what makes a fantastic student.

Mr Oliver Harrison

Leader of Inclusion (SENDCo)

My name is Mr Harrison and my job is to make sure there is nothing that stops you from learning while you are at school.

You might need a special piece of equipment to help you learn, or you might need extra help to get organised, or you might just need a bit of extra help in lessons. It's my job to make sure you get that help and can achieve your best while you are at Trinity Academy Leeds.

Mr Stephen Lisgo

Head of Year 7, Curriculum Leader for PE

I will support all students to consistently meet our high expectations and celebrate their successes.

It is with great excitement that I introduce myself as the Head of Year for the Class of 2027 at Trinity Academy Leeds. In all of my professional practice, I am a 'warm demander'- I am very approachable and caring though I stoically believe that consistently upholding high standards leads to success. I will support all students to consistently meet our high expectations and celebrate their successes enthusiastically.

My vision for the Class of 2027 is to develop and maintain a harmonious and academically prosperous culture: a culture which will enable all students to thrive. This ambition will be underpinned by our TAL Core Values: Empathy, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. When one of our cohort succeeds, we will all feel pride and similarly, when one of our cohort experiences hardship or failure, we will empathise and support them. We are honest- and this trait is very evident in all of our conduct. We respect ourselves, our peers, our community and the environment and we always accept responsibility.

Trinity Academy Leeds is the third school I have worked at in the Burmantofts and Richmond Hill ward. I have a deep affection for the community that our Academy serves. This passion for LS9 and the surrounding areas, is my key motivation for wanting to provide all students with opportunities to 'Reach Higher, See Further and Shine Brighter'.

Additionally, as a Physical Education teacher, the sporting prowess of our cities sports teams and sportspeople resonate with me. 'Marching on Together' and putting 'Side before Self' are emotive slogans which perfectly compliment my vision for the class of 2027 at TAL.

Over the upcoming months, we are striving to establish a dialogue between our pastoral team and families. This will facilitate a smooth transition between primary and secondary education. Please read all of our induction information carefully, enter our Twitter competitions and attend Summer School - it is definitely not to be missed!

I am eagerly awaiting meeting you all.


Helpful Links

Key information

Curriculum Overview

Students have a 25 hour week and study a mixture of Maths, English, Science, Spanish, Geography, History, PD, Art, Drama, Music, Technology, Computing and PE. Through this journey they can expect to be introduced to many different ideas, disciplines and opportunities to flourish and progress, to build skills, knowledge and experience, finding their areas of interests whilst addressing the core skills they need to be successful.

School Site

It’s been incredible to see our Leeds school become a reality so quickly. It won’t be long before the floors are poured & we can start to climb the stairs. If you’d like to see the building process from concept to concrete, keep an eye on this page. We can’t wait to see the finished result and start inspiring pupils in 2021!

TAL Prospectus

Take a look at our prospectus to read about all things TAL. Hear about our Trinity Multi Academy Trust, core values, our Broad and balanced curriculum and much more.

Term Dates

Take a look at our term dates and get a feel for what your year ahead will look like.

Latest News

Have you seen our news section? It’s a great way to keep updated with all things TAL. From new team members to competitions for Year 6 pupils & much more.

Trinity Scholars

Trinity Scholar students benefit from an additional investment of up to £6000

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