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Our diverse whole school community is made up of pupils from a wide demographic. For many, they are the first in their families to benefit from an independent education. In our friendly and inclusive learning environment, every pupil can discover their own passions and define success for themselves – where you started from is not the point, where you are going is.


more accessible than you think

Situated in Long Eaton, near J25 off the M1 and half way between Nottingham and Derby, our 45-acre campus is easily accessible via car, bus, train or foot.

Our extensive school bus network means parents can skip the school run altogether. Serving families across the region, from Forest Hill to Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Etwall to Kinoulton, the service continues to evolve in order to meet the needs of current parents. Our most recent addition to the fleet is a dedicated Infant Express bus with fitted car seats for pupils aged 4 to 6.

Onsite boarding facilities enable us to extend our education to families further afield. Although the majority of our pupils are from the Midlands, children from across the country and all over the world join our thriving boarding community each year. The family-like atmosphere in each boarding house makes them the ideal setting for pupils to live and learn.


more affordable than you realise

An education with Trent College and The Elms is an investment in your child’s future. We offer all our families a number of payment options for school fees, including monthly instalments.

Our fee assistance opportunities make an education with Trent College and The Elms a financial possibility for many families, around a quarter of all current pupils are in receipt of bursarial support. Scholarships, means-tested bursaries and sibling discounts are some of the options that may be available to you. At The Elms Pre-School, we also support families by partaking in the government funded 15 and 30 hours schemes.

Unlike many independent schools, our fees are all-inclusive. At The Elms, this means that school lunches, morning care between 8 and 8.30am and two after school clubs per week for years 3 to 6 are included in the school fees. For Trent, fees include school lunches, exam entry fees, all textbooks up to year 11, travel to school matches and supervision until 5.40pm.


more suited to modern family life

Wraparound care is available to all pupils at The Elms and is our way of supporting busy families. A breakfast club from 7.30 to 8am and after school care from 3.25 to 6pm provide parents with the option of onsite supervision beyond school hours.  Also, The Elms Nursery & Pre-School is open 51 weeks a year from 7.30am to 6.30pm.

At Trent College the school is open to pupils for longer than just the standard learning hours. Day pupils can arrive from 8am and stay until 5.40pm if they choose – between 4.15 and 5.40pm, pupils participate in supervised prep (homework) time or explore new interests by getting involved in our exciting co-curricular programme.

Our flexible boarding programme has an option to suit every family. Pupils can board at Trent for the duration of the school week, full time (excluding school holidays) or for a few nights a week. Contrary to stereotypes, boarding is not just for families who live far from school – in fact, over 80% of our Flexi & Weekly boarders live within 45 minute drive time. Whether you decide on full, weekly or flexi boarding, your child will be welcomed into the boarding community by pupils and boarding staff.

We are proud to provide children and young people from a diverse range of backgrounds with a quality education that will help them go further on the path to successful futures.

Contact us to find out more about how an education at Trent College or The Elms could be attainable for your family by contacting Trent College Admissions on 0115 849 49 50 admissions@trentcollege.net or Elms Admissions on 0115 849 49 40 elmsadmissions@trentcollege.net