• trent college boarding room with young female student sat at her desk
  • sixth from student sat drinking tea with a friend at a breakfast table
  • A group of female boarders relaxing in their Common Room
  • Two Sixth Form boarders studying in their boarding house
  • Three male boarders socialising and relaxing in their boarding house
  • Two female boarders reading a book in their boarding house bedroom

Choose the right option for you


Staying in school at weekends, leaving for exeat and holidays (option to remain in school over exeat)


Returning home after commitments on a Friday or Saturday, then coming back to school on Sunday evening


Staying at school 3 to 4 nights per week

Boarding Stats


Boarders currently at Trent


Nationalities represented


On-site boarding houses


A Sixth Form boarder studying in his boarding house bedroom

Why board?

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 chemistry teacher supporting two Sixth Form pupils in the classroom

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.

A Trent College pupil playing tennis

Achieving Balance

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
A group of girls talking as they walk in the school grounds

Lifelong Relationships

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.

A group of students enjoying mountain biking in the school grounds

Boarding Programme

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.

Boarders’ Weekend Activity Programme 2021/22

Pupils enjoying the Trent College grounds and gardens

Boarding Fees

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.


A group of girls inside their boarding house


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.