Established within the Trent College charity with the aim of helping to secure the future of the schools and the pupils, through a range of fundraising initiatives that provide resources for bursaries, campus improvements, learning and extra-curricular activity.

Today, our fundraising effort focuses on growing financial support for the Trent Foundation Bursary Fund, widening access to the schools and encouraging children of all backgrounds to benefit from the schools’ excellent education.


Trent College has always been an inclusive school dedicated to each individual pupil. Founded on the generosity of others, its mission is to widen access to an excellent education for all, creating a diverse community and reflecting our society today. Your support will help talented young people to receive the education they deserve.


We will keep investing in our schools with a programme of campus improvements, capital expenditure and provision of resources both in and beyond the classroom, allowing pupils to benefit from an education that is inspiring and innovative. If you have a special interest area and would like to explore a way in which support our schools in this way, we will be happy to discuss your ideas and intentions.

Donate Your Deposit

Parents of school leavers who would like to donate their deposit may do so by completing the donation form.  A significant difference is made to the lives of pupils in receipt of bursary funding; gifts of deposits donated from a leaving cohort could support a significant bursary award for one of more pupil.  If you have any queries about the Deposit Donation bursary appeal, or anything else relating to the Trent Foundation, please contact Jo Slater, Development & Alumni Relations Manager on 0115 983 6927 or email




Whether monthly or quarterly, pledging a gift on a regular basis is an affordable means of giving over a period of time and enables the school to plan its fee assistance to pupils. Gifts are received in varying amounts and when combined with the generosity of other regular gifts can make a significant difference to a pupil’s journey through the school.


Gifts of all sizes, be it a ‘one-time’ gift or an ‘every now and then’ gift are also welcomed and can have an immediate impact on a pupil’s educational experience or to the life of the school as a whole. Your gift can be discussed to support an area of your choosing.


A legacy to The Trent Foundation is one of the most meaningful and enduring gifts you can make. It creates a personal testimony to your affinity with Trent and all it stands for. Unless otherwise specified, your legacy gift will be placed into the Foundation’s bursary fund in support of pupils in need of assistance.