Maritime Studies

General Information

Hull Trinity House Academy reintroduced Maritime Studies after a gap of 4 years after the loss of Welton. It can be seen as the lynchpin for the academy and it is this that makes the academy unique since The Hull School of Navigation (1787), and is at the forefront of the academy’s plans for development.

The department currently utilises the workshop facilities of the Design and Technology Department, working in the graphics room, the CAD CAM (Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacture) room for running KS4 Navigational Plotter Simulators and the PE area for KS3 lessons with the main workshop being used for Marine Engineering.



There are currently four members of staff, one subject leader, and three others, gaining knowledge and qualifications to enable them to teach the subject. 

Staff Member


 Mr D. Forth

 Subject Leader of Maritime Studies
 Technology Teacher

 Mr P. English

 Y10 Maritime Studies Teacher
 PE Teacher
 Mr T. McKee
 KS3 Maritime Studies Teacher
 Technology Teacher

 Mrs M. Adams

 Suppoting lessons both in school and at Welton Waters  


Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4

The department is a very supportive environment and is establishing RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Basic Navigation and Safety at KS3; this will be reinforced as the students participate in sailing at Welton where they will be progressing through the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme stages 1-4.

We have already developed schemes where we are delivering parts of SCA Level 2 Qualification in Nautical Studies.  Further developments include the purchase of a Transas Ships Simulator, funding approved by Trinity House London.  However,  we are already delivering a bespoke course in Navigation and Seamanship Skills to students on a BTEC Level 3 Engineering Course at Hull College which has been developing  steadily over the past three years.

Links have been made with local industry and prospective employers as to their requirements and with other secondary schools/academies who are delivering similar courses.

Our working strategy techniques are embedded in the schemes of work,  nd the pedagogy and practice in the department is under regular review, with new developments welcome and encouraged.  All members of the department have been TEEP trained.  The academy has an extremely good program of professional development and is rigorous about performance management; to that end have been fully supportive of what the department is trying to achieve.


Enrichment Activities

There are a range of enrichment activities: students staying afterschool to study Day Skipper Theory, a catch-up club at lunchtime to help students stay on track. There will be an afterschool sailing session made available on a Tuesday in the summer term. There may also be the opportunity for the students to participate in a Saturday morning Sailing Club.

There have been a number of sea-going voyages on the small tall ship’ Maybe’ in which some of the students have achieved an RYA Competent Crew qualification, and are hoping to go further by completing a Watch Leaders qualification.



Detailed Course Outline and Maybe Voyage Leaflets can be downloaded below: