I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and thank you for visiting our website, which I hope provides a window into our wonderful school.
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’.
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.
About Mrs Gough
Mrs Gough is a very experienced educationalist of nearly 30 years, and has primarily taught in schools in Essex and East London. In September 2022, she joined the Aletheia Trust and ventured across the water to Kent, to undertake the role of Headteacher at Holy Trinity CE Primary School, of which she is very proud.
Across her career, Mrs Gough has taught all age groups from Nursery through to Secondary A Level, with her main subject being English Literature and Language. She has a particular love of the plays and sonnets of William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and many of the stories of Charles Dickens – in particular A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations and David Copperfield. Mrs Gough has loved reading from a very young age and is an advocate for local libraries and reading groups. She likes the works of contemporary writers for children such as Louis Sachar, Michael Morpurgo, Siobhan Dowd, Oliver Jeffers, Anthony Browne to name a few. However, her first love is poetry which she believes started from learning Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, as a very small child. Her favourite poet at the moment is Joseph Coelho but Mayo Angelou and John Agard are also strong favourites.
Mrs Gough loves going to the theatre – especially open-air theatres. She also likes going for long walks in the countryside with her family and travelling to sunnier climates whenever she can. Mrs Gough adores cats – especially the breed Birman because they are very fluffy and intelligent.
About Holy Trinity
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, who 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.
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 have to offer, and also invite a variety of specialists and visitors to the school to provide stimulating curriculum-based workshops and events.
We are a part of Aletheia Academies Trust. Our school promotes a safe, orderly, caring, and supportive environment. Each pupil’s self-esteem is fostered by positive relationships with staff and effective communication with parents. We strive to include our parents, teachers, governors and community to ensure strong liaisons with the community