Category Archives: Trinity School

‘Based on this year’s elections, Croydon is in a very bad place’

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Reports over Croydon’s local elections have been lodged with the Electoral Commission and with Scotland Yard. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES There could yet be further repercussions around Katherine Kerswell’s chronic mishandling of Croydon’s “never-ending” election count, which earlier … Continue reading

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Tory Perry wins historic Mayor election by less than 600 votes

Democracy was kept waiting while council officials struggled with their abacuses. By our sleep-deprived political editor, WALTER CRONXITE Jason Perry has been declared the first elected Mayor of Croydon, after a borough-wide vote sent a message to the local Labour … Continue reading

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Kerswell’s election count will get off to a very slow start

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on a sad end to another Croydon tradition Another decision by cash-strapped Croydon Council is responsible for the end of yet another tradition: Inside Croydon’s unrivalled and extensive dusk-to-dawn election night coverage of the count. That’s … Continue reading

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Trinity lift rugby’s National Cup after tense Twickenham final

South London’s dominance over schools rugby in England continues after Trinity School had its name engraved on to the National Schools Cup following a tense 15-10 win at Twickenham Stadium over Kirkham Grammar. The Croydon team were always in front, … Continue reading

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Trinity Boys’ Choir in concert, St John’s Shirley, May 6

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Trinity pupil hits all the right notes to win Steinway competition

Ed Warner has been named as the winner of the 2021 Trinity-Steinway Scholarship, after a day-long set of performances under the gaze of staff at the Royal College of Music. The Trinity-Steinway Scholarship is a collaboration between Trinity, Steinway and … Continue reading

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Big Bang judges give big hand to Trinity teenager’s bionic arm

Surya Vijayanand, a sixth-former at Trinity School in Shirley, has been named overall winner in this year’s Big Bang science and technology competition after he designed and developed a bionic arm and hand with only a limited budget and using … Continue reading

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Trinity sixth-former lands role in Netflix’s latest teen series

Will Hardy, a sixth-former at Trinity School, has been cast in Heartstopper, an adaptation of Alice Oseman’s graphic novels which is to be screened by Netflix. Hardy was selected after an open audition in which 10,000 young actors took part, … Continue reading

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Whitgift Foundation sows the seeds of a green revival

The Whitgift Foundation, Croydon’s biggest landowners and the operators of three large fee-paying schools, has launched an ambitious borough-wide gardening project to inspire residents to shrug off lockdown, dust off the trowels and get green-fingered as we spring into spring. … Continue reading

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Trinity gets top marks for their pizza delivery to hospital

NHS key workers will be getting a special pizza delivery in time for Easter, thanks to a fund-raiser carried out among pupils, staff and parents at Trinity School. Trinity is always looking for ways to support the local community. In … Continue reading

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Trinity music teacher ready to lead a big band at Abbey Road

For more than 30 years, the Len Phillips Big Band have been entertaining lovers of swing music across the country and around the world. Later this month, they are to perform the first big band live stream direct from Abbey … Continue reading

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Trinity’s Christmas song raises thousands for the homeless

Richard Holdsworth, the music master at Trinity School, has written and performed, together with pupils, a special Christmas charity record which has raised thousands of pounds for the homeless. Almost Christmas, was released via crowdfunding sites and YouTube over the … Continue reading

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South London duo included in England’s World Cup final team

There will be two players in England’s team for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final in Japan who learned the game on the playing fields of south London. But when Elliot Daly runs out at Yokohama alongside prop forward Kyle Sinkler … Continue reading

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Butcher: England should put their ‘batting brute’ Roy in at No3

Surrey’s Jason Roy should be in the England Test team’s top order for the Ashes series and has a hugely important role in tomorrow’s World Cup semi-final against Australia. That’s the view of Mark Butcher, the former Surrey and England … Continue reading

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Whitgift Foundation is going for a Burton at Old Palace

The Whitgift Foundation has named a new head for Old Palace School: Jane Burton, who will take over the independent girls’ school from September 1. Burton succeeds Carol Jewell, who has been head at the 900-pupil nursery, prep and secondary … Continue reading

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After 65 years, MidWives could deliver club with new name

There is a meeting tomorrow night at one of the area’s biggest rugby clubs, Old Mid-Whitgiftian RFC, to discuss changing the club’s name. The rugby club proposal comes a mere 65 years since the old boys’ school changed its name … Continue reading

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Trinity is named in country’s top eight independent schools

Trinity School in Shirley Park has been shortlisted for the Independent School of the Year award by the Times Educational Supplement. The £17,500-a-year private school, part of the Whitgift Foundation, is one of eight named on the shortlist for the … Continue reading

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Win a pair of free tickets to top-class Croydon Proms concert

Inside Croydon is delighted to announce another great prize competition, this time exclusively for the website’s growing band of supporters. The lucky winner will get two free tickets – worth £30 – to attend the Trinity Proms Concert at Trinity … Continue reading

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Trinity Proms, in aid of CLIC Sargent, Shirley Park, Jul 7

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Trinity Boys’ Choir plays starring part in West End opera

The Trinity Boys’ Choir has been receiving rave reviews again, this time on stage with the English National Opera. BELLA BARTOCK, our arts correspondent, used her freedom pass to go ‘up West’ It is a sign of Trinity School’s decades-long … Continue reading

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Tory minister Barwell chooses £16,650 private school for son

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on a piece of information that Croydon Central’s MP of the past seven years didn’t want you to know A possible reason for gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell’s reluctance to engage with Croydon’s voters over the plight … Continue reading

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Veteran Labour figure calls for CEO Negrini to be dismissed

A senior figure in the Croydon Labour Party has called for the immediate dismissal of the council’s chief executive, Jo Negrini. Adrian Dennis, who was made a Freeman of Croydon for his 25 years service as a local councillor in … Continue reading

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Croydon school choir helps to make a Fantastic soundtrack

A school choir based in Shirley has provided their vocal skills for the soundtrack to  Fantastic Beasts, the latest movie based on the work of JK Rowling. Opening in cinemas last weekend, the new box office hit Fantastic Beasts and … Continue reading

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Croydon schoolboy is rewarded for his Peake performances

A pupil from a Croydon school has just had an out-of-this-world experience, meeting British astronaut Tim Peake at a reception in No 10 Downing Street. Michael Eagling, 15, was invited to the event, hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May, after … Continue reading

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Stellar season sees Trinity shortlisted for rugby award

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Trinity School has been shortlisted as the Rugby School of the Year at a set of awards which recognise outstanding contribution to the sport. The National Rugby Awards will take place at Twickenham on September 1 and the … Continue reading

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