Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield OBE officially opens sixth form academy in Halifax

Former Leeds Rhinos rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield OBE officially opened Halifax based Trinity Sixth Form Academy.

By Ian Hirst
Saturday, 19th March 2022, 11:00 am
Updated Thursday, 24th March 2022, 4:25 pm

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the opening ceremony had to be delayed when the academy school originally opened in September 2020.

Situated in the heart of Halifax, Trinity Sixth Form Academy is located in the former council library building that was converted into a state-of-the-art sixth form centre with works completed in June 2020.

Michael Fitzsimons, Principal of Trinity Sixth Form Academy said: “We’re overjoyed that since the academy opened, we have achieved so much in such a short space of time.

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Former Leeds Rhinos rugby league player Kevin Sinfield OBE officially opens the Halifax based Trinity Sixth Form Academy.

"Overcoming the hurdles that COVID-19 presented has left us even more determined to ensure pupils have still had access to first-class resources, whether that’s within our state-of-the-art facilities or when home learning.

“Thanks to the success of our Trinity Scholars Programme three students were successful in securing Oxbridge university places, two at Cambridge and one at Oxford. Two of these students are the first in their family to go to university.

"Applying to these institutions is a gruelling task. These students have shown excellent resilience, especially coming out of lockdowns and we couldn’t be more pleased for them.”

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