We are delighted that you have registered your child for a place in Year 7 at Trent College. The resources below will be updated over the coming months, with the aim of providing you with all the information you need, when you need it.

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Staff introductions

Miss Philippa Braddow will be Head of Year 7 in September 2022. She is looking forward to meeting the children during the Discovery Morning, interviews and on the day of the entrance exam.

Discovery Morning

We are pleased to offer a taster morning on Saturday 13th November. This will run from 9:30am until 12:30pm, and will include some taster lessons, mini sports activities and lunch for the whole family. Please click the link below to book a place if you have not already done so.


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Entrance exam

Children will take the entrance exam at Trent College on the morning of Saturday 29 January 2022. Exact details will be confirmed for all candidates, but typically this runs from 9:00am until 12:45pm. Follow the link below for more details, useful resources and example questions.



Interviews will be held on the morning of Saturday 15th January 2022, with specific timeslots allocated in advance. One of our experienced and friendly staff will have a 1:1 chat with each child, asking about their family, interests, school life and hopes for the future. Children will be asked to complete a personal statement in advance, giving them a preview of some of the questions that will come up.


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Scholarship Assessments

Scholarships are awarded for excellence in the fields of Academic ability, Art, Drama, Music & Choral and Sport. They recognise a student’s specific flair and aptitude and identify potential for development. More details of the Scholarship Assessments for future Year 7 pupils and an application form are available in the links below.


Choice of Year 7 Language

Children will study one modern foreign language in Year 7 and can choose from French, German or Spanish. Most children will continue with this language through to GCSE. Please click on the image (right) to view the video presentation for helpful information to support your child make his or her choice. We ask you to confirm the language selection by 20 May 2022.

Confirm language selection

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Full details of the required school uniform and sports clothing will be made available in Spring 2022. All branded items are available from the onsite School Uniform Shop as well as on the supplier’s website. We highly recommend booking your appointment for a fitting during the summer term, to ensure that all items can be ordered in time for the start of the school term.

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Instrumental & Vocal Lessons

Music is embedded into the life of Trent College, and we offer a wide range of opportunities for musicians of all styles and abilities. If you would like to arrange instrumental or vocal lessons for your child, please read the following letter for details, and then complete the online registration form as soon as possible.


LAMDA Lessons

The objectives of LAMDA (The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) include improving the standard of communication through the spoken word and performance; empowering individuals by helping to develop their self-confidence and self-esteem; and fostering an appreciation of classic and contemporary literature and drama. If you would like to arrange LAMDA lessons for your child, please read the following letter for details, and then complete the online registration form as soon as possible.

LAMDA Lessons

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Boarding in year 7

Boarding can provide routine and structure for your child to maximise their learning time, whilst offering a unique model of support, encouragement, flexibility and integration. Living a distance from school is no longer the primary reason families choose boarding, with 80% of the weekly and flexi boarders at Trent living within a 45 minute drive-time of school.

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Online Tour

Receive a warm welcome from the Trent staff who you would usually meet during a tour of the school and see inside our modern classrooms, specialist teaching areas and vast outdoor spaces.