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Hull Trinity House School
Princes Dock Street, HU1 2JX, UK Kingston upon Hull
+44 (0)1482 326421

Welcome to Hull Trinity House School’s Web Site. I hope you find it informative, helpful and interesting.


If you are visiting the site as a pupil or parent of a pupil presently attending the school and cannot find the information that you are looking for then please e-mail the school.


If you are an old boy please note that we are hoping to develop an Old Boy’s update page so please let us know anything about yourself that you would like us to post on the page.


Trinity House School remains very proud of its history and traditions and our motto ‘Spes Super Sydera’ (Hope beyond the Stars) still neatly sums up our schools aims. Similarly our mission statement ‘Striving together to achieve excellence’ also illustrates the schools clear determination to work with the pupils, parents, and anyone else that can help to provide every child who is educated at our school with the best possible education. We like to think that carrying on many of the traditions of the school, which have developed over the last  200 plus years, is not only part of our duty but a means by which we maintain the schools significant reputation both in and beyond the City of Kingston upon Hull.


As a very small secondary school with clear links to the Corporation of Hull Trinity House and the Trinity House Rest Holmes we like to see our selves as a large family.

Without doubt, the Brethren of Trinity House School who act as our foundation governors, have looked after us as the school has grown and promise to continue to do so as the school seeks further expansion and a move to newly built accommodation in the centre of the city.


The school constantly aims to keep pace with educational change but equally strenuously avoids  developments that we see as not going to enhance the educational experience of our pupils. We like to think we offer a modern education in a traditional environment which is underpinned by mutual respect, trust and high expectations.


When 'Hull Trinity House Marine School' opened on the 2nd February 1787, it had only 36 pupils, the Master then being Revd. T. O. Rogers (1787-1789), curate of the nearby Sculcoates Church. There was no curriculum, but there is no doubt that Arithmetic and Navigation were the principal subjects. Little is known about the first 36 boys to enter the school, however we do know that only three of them did not complete the course.

The Trinity House uniform, according to Mr Zebedee Scaping (Headmaster 1854-1909), originally consisted of 'a dress coat of blue cloth with long tails, lined with white, a stand up collar of white cloth and brass buttons, a blue waistcoat with brass buttons, and trousers of white duck or blue cloth'. Tall beaver hats were also worn, a practise which continued on Sundays until around 1854, when blue cloth caps of the Royal Naval pattern were substituted. Recent changes to the uniform have resulted in the following dress codes. The lower school uniform, (lower school being years 7 through to 9), consists of pullover, white dress shirt, trousers of black and a black beret. The upper school uniform, (upper school being years 10 and 11) is the naval 'square rig' uniform, white shirt, and a white cloth covered peak cap.

A year after the opening of the school, the Board of Trinity House devised a 'Founders' Day', or 'Dinner Day'. A feature of the dinner is that after a meal each boy takes two oranges from a basket behind him. This old custom, said to have been introduced to prevent boys deliberately picking the large fruit, continues to this day.

Trinity House School in the 21st Century still honours the traditions placed by their forefathers, the ringing of the bell, the three Sunday Services to Holy Trinity Church per year, annual prize giving awards and the annual sports gala and has also been awarded the Beacon status.


The subjects studied at Hull Trinity House School provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum for all pupils in the School.

There are six lessons each day. In Year 7 – 9 the following subjects are studied :

Religious Studies
Physical Education
Design & Technology
Information Communications Technology
Work Related Learning, (PSHE, Citizenship, Careers)



Information about admission to Hull Trinity House School and all other Hull secondary schools can be viewed on the Hull City Council web site:

Hull Trinity House School is an over-subscribed school. Parents must ensure that Hull Trinity House School is listed as their first preference on the preference form.


Preference forms for primary to secondary transfer must be filled in and returned to your child's primary school by no later than Friday 22 October 2004.

A Parent’s Guide to Secondary School Admissions 2005/2006

Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme for secondary schools in the area of Kingston upon Hull Local Education Authority

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