The history of Trinity Specialist College

The two maps below (the first dated 1921, the second dated 2015) show just how much the area around Trinity Specialist College has changed. See if you can spot familiar landmarks like ‘Falcon Lodge’, ‘Doe Bank’, and ‘Rectory Park’.

Trinity College map 1921
Trinity College 2015 map

December 2010

Planning permission is sought to convert a five bedroom farmhouse on Lindridge Road. This is what the college looked like then, complete with a pond outside and a grand piano in what is now Classroom 3!


September 2011

By now the property has been completely renovated and extended and Trinity Specialist College opens its doors with an initial intake of 13 students.


September 2012

Within a year the college is at full capacity with 24 students and continues to go from strength to strength.

Trinity College students with fire fighters

April 2014

Andrew Mitchell, MP, visits Trinity Specialist College for the first time. Click the photo below to see details.

Andrew Mitchell MP

July 2014

The first 13 students achieve their ASDAN Diploma in Life Skills and four more achieve their ASDAN Employability Entry 2 Qualification! They receive their certificates from Andrew Mitchell, MP, at the summer fair. Click on the photo below to see the video.

Andrew Mitchell MP at Trinity Specialist College Summer Fair

December 2014

Trinity Specialist College achieves EFA (Education Funding Agency) status and officially becomes an Independent Service Provider.


April 2015

Neena Gill, MEP, visits Trinity Specialist College. Click on the photo below to find out more.


June 2015

Trinity Specialist College is voted ‘Best Caring Organisation’ at the Carers UK 50th Anniversary Celebrations. See photos from the evening by clicking on the photo below.


July 2015

Trinity Specialist College announces a new dimension to its service with the introduction of a ‘Life Skills Centre’ at the Lindridge for students who are no longer eligible for education funding.

Trinity Specialist College


June 2016

Sally Anne Evans (Operations Director) becomes Sally Anne Evans MBE.

On June 10th 2016 Sally was honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List and became a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to education. Click on the Union Flag to download the full list. Sally is listed on page 53.

Sally EvansUnion FlagQueen Elizabeth II