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Welcome to Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre

Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre

Croeso i Cae’r Drindod - Welcome to Trinity Fields.


Trinity Fields School Transition Video 2021 


Letter from Chief Education Officer - December 7th 2021 - click here.


Letter from the Deputy Chief Medical Officer October 4th 2021click here.

Letter from Chair of the Caerphilly County Borough Council Covid 19 Incident Management Team - September 20th 2021 - click here.


Trinity Protocol

Please find a letter from Sian and Gary regarding the Trinity Protocol.

This includes an application form to enrol your young person on the Trinity Protocol - click here.


Privacy Notice - Covid 19 - Contact Tracing - click here.


Letter from Ian Elliott MBE - July 15th 2021 - click here.

Update from the Chief Education Officer - July 6th 2021 -

English - click here.

Cymraeg - click here.

Letter from Ian Elliott MBE - May 11th 2021 - click here.

Letter from Ian Elliott MBE - April 13th 2021 - click here.

Letter from Ian Elliott MBE - March 24th 2021 - click here.

Letter from Ian Elliott MBE - March 15th 2021 - click here.

Letter from Ian Elliott MBE - March 8th 2021 - click here.

Letter from Ian Elliott MBE - February 26th 2021 - click here.

Letter from Ian Elliott MBE - February 12th 2021 - click here.

Letter from Ian Elliott MBE - January 11th 2021 - click here.

Update from Ian Elliott MBE - January 6th 2021 - click here.

Update from the Chief Education Officer - January 4th 2021 - click here.


COVID - Information relating to those Pupils receiving FSM

Pupils in receipt of free school meals who are required to self-isolate (due to a confirmed positive test or have been asked to by the school or track and trace) will receive a 10-day food pack

The school will inform Catering Services of who these pupils are. However, please could you inform Caerphilly Catering Services through the below link:

-        If your child has any food allergies, or is vegetarian or vegan that the school has not been made aware of

-        If your child is not residing at their main address, or the address has changed and the school have not been informed

More information is available here:


NHS Wales Mental Health and well-being click here.

Information book explaining Coronavirus to children click here.

Please click on CAMHS Resources Wales for links to information and support for young people.

N.B. We are not responsible for the content of external websites.


Pupil Development Grant (PDG) - click here.


Please see the following attachments for important information about Type 1 Diabetes -

Cymraeg letter click here.

Symptomau diabetes type 1 click here.

English Letter click here.

Symptoms of diabetes type 1 click here.


Please see the following links with regards to Covid-19 - 


Our Estyn inspection report (August 2019) can be viewed through the following link - ESTYN Report.


The following case studies can be viewed on the Estyn website:

Effective practice click here.

Strengthening opportunities for pupil leadership click here.


Great news about CCBC investing £10+ million at Trinity Fields.

Click here for more details.


From 2022 there will be a new Curriculum for Wales - Education in Wales is changing VIDEO click here.


Training Dates  
Training Day 1  Thursday 2nd September 2021
Training Day 2  Friday 3rd September 2021
Training Day 3  Monday 1st November 2021
Training Day 4  Tuesday 4th January 2022
Training Day 5  Monday 25th April 2022
Training Day 6  Monday 6th June 2022
Autumn Term  
Term Starts 

Thursday 2nd September 2021 - Staff return

Monday 6th September 2021 - Pupils return

Half term starts Monday 25th October 2021
Half term ends Friday 29th October 2021
Term Ends Friday 17th December 2021
Spring Term  
Term Starts   Tuesday 4th January 2022 (INSET DAY)
Half term starts  Monday 21st February 2022
Half term ends  Friday 25th February 2022
Term Ends  Friday 8th April 2022
Summer Term  
Term Starts   Monday 25th April 2022
Half term starts  Monday 30th May 2022
Half term ends  Friday 3rd June 2022
Term Ends  Friday 22nd July 2022

To donate to Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre please use our My Donate page.

Croeso - Welcome

I am very pleased to be able to write this short introduction for our school website. I was born and raised in the Cynon Valley and I have spent the past 30 years working within special education, both in mainstream and special schools, mainly across South Wales, having started my teaching career in Gloucester back in the late 1980s. I was appointed to Trinity Fields in May 2012 and officially took up my position on 1st September 2012.

On behalf of our pupils, staff and governors I would like to take this opportunity of welcoming you to our school website. Trinity Fields School, situated in the community of Ystrad Mynach, is a busy, forward-looking school that provides education and specialist facilities for pupils aged 3 to 19 with a wide range of learning difficulties.

Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre is a purpose built school which opened in 1998 and offers our pupils many unique and innovative features in order to develop their skills.

First and foremost pupils are at the heart of all that we do at Trinity Fields. We have a long standing commitment to provide all pupils with the very best learning experiences as well as empowering them to make important decisions about future developments within the school. We continue to work within the guiding principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC); we achieved Level 2 of UNICEF's Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) at the beginning of 2017. Our RRSA assessment report can be found under the "Policies" section of the website. We are extremely proud that we are the first school in Caerphilly to obtain this award. Our assessors said:

"Article 12 is at the heart of life at Trinity Fields. Pupils are enabled to fully participate in a meaningful and inclusive way. The assessors were able to see many examples of this during the assessment with the Headteacher stating "RRS and listening to our pupils is natural and an expectation at school. My job is to support our pupils and make a difference. This can only be achieved by listening to them".

At Trinity Fields we aim to promote and develop our pupils' learning, self-esteem, behaviour and confidence by providing rich and individualised learning opportunities for them to develop their skills and understanding, and create an exciting school community which is child-centred, empowering and inclusive. We have also embraced the THRIVE/Trauma Informed Schools (TIS) approaches across the school- further details of these approaches will be found under the "School Info" tab.

We work with all of our partners to provide the very best learning environment; we will ensure that all of our dedicated staff team are highly skilled and have access to specialist equipment and a broad range of outstanding facilities in order to meet pupils’ needs. These integrated facilities  provide pupils with the very best learning opportunities and resources which support our vision to be a Centre of Excellence.

Staff and governors are firmly committed to developing a whole school  “TEAM” ethos which guides all aspects of our work. I hope that our website gives you some insight into our work but having said this I would encourage you to visit our school as it is impossible to capture our ethos and unique character in words and photographs.

On behalf of pupils, staff and governors I look forward to welcoming you to Cae’r Drindod - Trinity Fields.

With my best wishes,

Ian Elliott MBE


Links with United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC):

Article 3 (Best interests of the child): The best interests of children must be the primary concern in making decisions that may affect them. All adults should do what is best for children. When adults make decisions, they should think about how their decisions will affect children. This particularly applies to budget, policy and law makers.

Article 12 (Respect for the views of the child): When adults are making decisions that affect children, children have the right to say what they think should happen and have their opinions taken into account.

Article 23 (Children with disabilities): Children who have any kind of disability have the right to special care and support, as well as all the rights in the Convention, so that they can live full and independent lives.

Article 28 (Right to education): All children have the right to a primary education; young people should be encouraged to reach the highest level of education of which they are capable.

Article 29 (Goals of education): Children’s education should develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest.