Boarders currently at Trent
On-site boarding houses
THE BENEFITS OF BOARDING
Boarding offers something different for every family and every student, but it always provides a safe and secure home from home that is full of self-discovery opportunities. Our full boarders enjoy complete social, cultural and academic integration into the life of the school, whilst our weekly boarders know that they have a comfortable and friendly base during their working week.
A Place to Learn
Living on campus gives boarding pupils extended access to staff, resources and facilities. Structured prep sessions each evening under the supervision of Duty Tutors from various departments across the school ensure homework gets done and academic progress remains at the top of every pupil’s agenda.
Trent students, and their parents, are busy people. Our boarding community helps families achieve balance with work and home. Flexible boarding works with families and their varied schedules to enable a balanced family life during the week and quality time together at the weekend. Boarders also benefit from:
- Reduced travelling time
- More dedicated time to study
- Additional time for the pursuit of excellence in drama, music and sport
Boarding helps to foster a capacity to get on with others and relate to people from all over the world, with backgrounds that may be very different from their own. It also builds essential life skills such as independence, confidence, self-reliance and the ability to live in a community, as well as preparing pupils for life at university with cooking, washing, banking etc.
Our Boarders’ Activity Programme encourages pupils to make the most of their free time in the evenings and at weekends. Weekly trips make full use of local facilities and on-site activities, including themed food & film nights, provide plenty of opportunity for pupils to socialise.
Full boarding fees also cover 1 music lesson per week, all boarding activities and excursions and up to 4 lessons of EAL tuition per week as required.
From the boarders’ favourite meal of the day (breakfast!); through to our lunch with its wide variety of options; on to afternoon tea and finishing with boarders supper; the feedback on our food from our pupils is always positive. The school is committed to providing meals of the highest standard with a focus on providing homemade and well-balanced options, with ingredients locally sourced when possible.