Trinity Academy, Thorne

Trinity Academy is a non-selective co-educational secondary school in the English Academy programme, at Thorne near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England.

Trinity Academy, Thorne
View from the north (2015)
Church Balk


Coordinates53.61275°N 0.95182°W / 53.61275; -0.95182
Religious affiliation(s)Christian (accepts mixed ethics)
Local authorityDoncaster
Department for Education URN135007 Tables
Head teacherJonathan Winch
Age11 to 18

It is a member of the Emmanuel Schools Foundation,[1] established by entrepreneur Sir Peter Vardy to educate pupils within a Christian ethos.


The school opened in September 2005 and replaced Thorne Grammar School, established in 1930, which became a comprehensive school in 1973. The majority of the Grammar School's building was demolished, but its war memorial plaque and window were moved to the new Academy building and re-dedicated. The main, Georgian style frontage of the school was subsequently converted into apartments in 2009, with new mews style houses built on the former grass tennis courts along the frontage facing Church Balk.

The school has received rewards from the Specialist schools and Academies trust for being the 'Most Improved Academy in England & Wales' in 2008 and 'Most Improved Academy in Yorkshire & Humberside' in the years 2008, 2009 and 2010. The school was deemed 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in March 2011. However, in December 2013, the school faced a huge disappointment when Ofsted placed the school in 'special measures.' As of 2015, the school is no longer in 'special measures.'

Notable alumni

Thorne Grammar School


Trinity Academy theatrical productions are performed by a various year groups including the Sixth Form.

Other Emmanuel Schools

School Location
Emmanuel College Gateshead
The King's Academy Middlesbrough
Bede Academy Blyth
Grace College Gateshead
Christ's College Sunderland

See also


  1. Charity Commission. Emmanuel Schools Foundation, registered charity no. 1093739.
  2. Leslie Hodson
  3. John McCarthy and Jill Morrell "Some Other Rainbow" Bantam Press 1993 524pp Jill Morrell, attended TGS 1971–76 (approx)
  4. Archer, Mary. ‘Porter, George, Baron Porter of Luddenham (1920–2002)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online edn, Oxford University Press, January 2006; online edn, May 2007 accessed 26 June 2009

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