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 utilises the IT area for KS3 lessons with Mr Sherwood. 


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 MemberRole
 Mr D. Forth Subject Leader of Maritime Studies Technology Teacher
 Mr P. English KS3 and Y9 Maritime Studies Teacher PE Teacher
 Mr E. Sherwood KS3 and Y9 Maritime Studies Teacher ICT 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 SQA Level 2 Qualification in Nautical Studies. Using the RYA’s Adult Sailing Scheme we further develop pupils' sailing skills, and try to include some powerboating and other RYA standalone qualifications. 

Please find below the dates for all the Y7 sailing sessions at Welton:


Week 1-  26th,27th+28th March

Week 2- 14th,15th+16th May


Week 1-  2nd,3rd+4th April

Week 2-  21st,22nd+23rd May


Week 1 -  23rd,24th+25th April

Week 2-  4th,5th+6th June


Week 1-  30th April,1st+2nd May

Week 2- 11th,12th+13th June


Week 1-  7th,8th+9th May

Week 2-  18th,19th+20th June

Post 16 Nautical College

We are already delivering a bespoke course in Navigation and Seamanship Skills to students on a BTEC Level 3 Engineering Course at Hull College. 

We are now offering placements for Post 16 Maritime education as a Maritime Study programme and apprenticeships, which takes place at the Nautical College at Carmelite House.

Involvement with other agencies has been developing steadily over the past few years. Links have been made with local industries and prospective employers to find out their recrutment requirements and with other secondary schools/academies who are delivering similar courses.

Further developments include the purchase of a 10 suite Transas Bridge Simulator, with funding approved by Trinity House London. A 6 cylinder Deutz Diesil Engine and generator set has also been supplied by Cornelis Vrolijk.

Our working strategy techniques are embedded in the schemes of work, and 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. 

Trinity House London Launch Video

Maybe Voyage Leaflets and other visits Bulletins can be downloaded below:

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