At Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge, our Year 8 students ‘graduate’ at the end of Phase 1. This helps to raise their aspirations, and help make students feel more motivated for their upcoming GCSE studies. Parents are invited to celebrate their child’s achievements at a memorable ceremony, complete with traditional cap and gown. In order to graduate, students are required to demonstrate an excellent approach to school life. This is measured through the following criteria:

  • Attendance.
  • Behaviour.
  • Attitude to learning.
  • Successful participation in Masters of Recall.

There are different tiers of Graduation, dependent on each child’s performance. These range from First Class to a Third. Students are regularly updated and advised of their progress towards these targets. Students who exceed these targets will aim to become part of the elite group of students who graduate with honours.