The Head's Welcome

I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and to thank you for visiting our website, which I hope provides a window to our wonderful school. I joined Holy Trinity C E Primary School as Headteacher in September 2022 and already I am incredibly proud of the children and honoured to be working alongside a dedicated and accomplished staff and governing body.

We are a Church of England primary school in the Diocese of Rochester, with a strong commitment to the teaching of Christianity alongside a multi-faith approach to the curriculum; indeed, we welcome children, staff, and adults of all faiths and none. We have the Gospel values of Respect, Honesty, and Love at our core, and hold Christ at the centre of everything we do: Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path… psalm 119:105 underpins our Vision of being ‘Guided by the Light’.

The school has a significant history in the town of Gravesend as it was founded in 1865, and despite being burnt to the ground in 1962 and temporarily rehoused at the former Milton Barracks in 1963, the school continues to grow in distinction at its current site in Trinity Road, where it has been since 1978. 

At the time of its re-opening, the school accommodated 260 ‘Junior’ aged pupils.  We now have an energetic and highly motivated population of over 450 children on roll, aged 3-11.  We include alumni of the school as members of our large staff body, and parents who are also former pupils, choose to bring their own children to the school they remember so fondly.  For a variety of reasons, and not least because of the compassionate nature of the school community as a whole, it is unsurprising that Holy Trinity C E Primary School is oversubscribed in many of its year groups.

In autumn of 2020, the forward-thinking leaders of the school’s governing body and local clergy, made the important decision to join the ethically motivated Aletheia Multi-Academy Trust.  Being part of Aletheia facilitates a symbiosis of professional discourse and opportunity which benefits pupils and staff alike: children gain by bringing them into contact with peers they may not otherwise meet from across Medway, Dartford, Northfleet and Gravesham by participating in performances and competitions.  The social and emotional skills developed through involvement in such events affords long term dividends.

To further expand pupils’ experiences, we take advantage of enrichment opportunities provided by the wealth of sporting and cultural organisations and institutions that the South-East and London has to offer, and also invite a variety of specialists and visitors to the school to provide stimulating curriculum-based workshops and events. 

We are deeply committed to promoting the strong relationship between home, school, and parish as we feel that this partnership is the key to producing the best possible Christian education for your child, within and beyond the classroom. We work hard using our own God given talents for the good of other people and to achieve our best.

In our school community, we show respect to every person and expect this in return. By working together with our families, our parish, and our local community we create a safe, happy school and determine that our children become confident, compassionate citizens.

At Holy Trinity C E Primary School, every pupil is precious to us, as they are to you, and so we recognise it is a privilege to be entrusted with your child’s education. We value the uniqueness of each child, made in the image of God, and seek to provide a sometimes tailored, sometimes adapted, holistic, curriculum and pastoral care offer, which empowers everyone with the strength, knowledge, and wisdom to succeed and flourish. We encourage our pupils to think critically and to develop a growth mindset, so they view challenges as opportunities to learn and increasingly grow in personal resilience and aspiration.

Choosing the right school for your child is an extremely difficult decision, so we warmly welcome you and your child to visit our school and see us at work, at play and in prayer.

If you already have a child with us, we are delighted to take all opportunities to strengthen links between home and school. We recognise that as parents and carers you are your child’s first educators and of course, you know your child best.  We expect to work in partnership with you and require you to support the school and its ethos which includes (but is not limited to) ensuring regular, punctual attendance to school; facilitating time and space for children to complete their homework, and generally being positive and ‘upbeat’ about school and what it offers. It is essential that mutual understanding and trust is the basis of our shared responsibility to the nurturing of your child.

Please contact the school office, by phone or email, should you need to speak with a member of staff, and a mutually convenient appointment will be made swiftly.   


Mrs P Gough




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Holy Trinity C. of E. Primary School
Trinity Road, Gravesend, Kent,
DA12 1LU

01474 534746