At Trent College has a longstanding history of supporting families in the forces. We create a nurturing, family atmosphere that places a strong emphasis on the growth and development of each pupil. This approach enables all young people to thrive and reach their full potential.

fees and scholarships

Captain Albert Ball Scholarship

This scholarship offers an 10% discount from Flexi, Weekly and Full Boarding options to parents who are currently serving in the British Armed Forces or who are currently working for the Foreign Office. Together with the Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) this makes Trent College a highly competitive option for military families.

We offer a boarding scholarship for the children of servicemen and women in the name of Captain Albert Ball VC, DSO, MC 2 BARS, who attended Trent College and went on to serve in the First World War.  His distinguished service was recognised at the highest level by the British, French and Russian governments and we are proud to honour his association with Trent College through this prestigious scholarship award.

Fees For HM Forces

Parents who are currently serving in the British Armed Forces or who are currently working for the Foreign Office automatically receive the Albert Ball Scholarship. Depending upon eligibility for Continuity Education Allowance (CEA) boarding fees from September 2023 (Year 9 upwards) could be:

  • Full boarding per term: £13,547
  • Albert Ball Scholarship discount per term: -£1,355
  • CEA per term: -£8,047

Fees payable per term: £4,146

supporting your child

boarding houses

All boarding pupils are looked after by the Housemaster or Housemistress, alongside their Assistant and pupil House Prefects. There is a Day Matron in each House who oversees the welfare of all boarders and each House has its own team of academic tutors. There is always an adult presence in each House and the boarders are aware, at all times of the day, of who is responsible for them.


home from home

To help pupils settle in to their new home the school has a support system in place to guide them through the transition. Pupils new to the school are assigned a ‘buddy’ who help them settle into the school routine.

Boarders benefit from a close knit community where individuals support and respect one another. Boarders make strong friendships which they can depend on for support when life becomes demanding. Parents of boarders benefit from the knowledge that their child is being cared for in a safe and supportive home-from-home environment. 


Boarders have a full range of evening and weekend activities which encourages them to make the most of their free time. Weekly trips make full use of local facilities and on-site activities such as: ice hockey, ten pin bowling and tobogganing to trips to the cinema, go karting and lasertag. Boarders also enjoy evening activities which can include making pizzas and cakes, quiz nights and House film nights all of which provide plenty of opportunity for pupils to socialise.


safe and secure

The campus is a safe and beautiful environment with resident security on duty throughout the day and night. All accommodation, sports, music and teaching facilities are on one site with one main secure entrance. Access to all boarding houses is by swipe card only.

Travelling to Trent College is easy as we are conveniently situated close to the M1 motorway at Junction 25.



Typically the boarding weekday routine starts at 7am with breakfast at 7.30am. The school day commences at 8.30am until 4pm. Supervised prep sessions take place until 5.30pm followed by dinner. Boarders have free time and activities between 8pm-9.30pm. Trips and activities are provided on Saturday afternoon and Sundays, as well as boarders having essential free time.

For pupils in Year 9 upwards – Saturday commences with lessons until 12 noon. Pupils are allowed off campus in to the local town when they have finished academic lessons providing they have no further commitments and have been granted permission to leave site.


Looking After You

  • Emotional wellbeing: Our boarding Houses foster a positive and nurturing environment. Pupils always have staff members available to share any emotional concerns they may be experiencing. We also have a highly experienced counselling team.
  • Medical: The school has an onsite Medical Centre staffed by two qualified Nursing Sisters. The centre works closely with doctors from a local medical practice. In the event of an emergency the school is situated 20 minutes away from two excellent hospitals.

Hear From Our Boarders

“The music department is well equipped with astonishing teachers devoted to helping you strive in your individual musical talents. My singing capabilities has improved incredibly with the encouraging efforts of my singing instructors.”


Year 13

“There are always activities for us to get involved in and that really helps to bring members of the House together.”


Year 13

“I would say that boarding is a really great experience. The boarding houses are well-managed, and everyone is comfortable and gets along well. We have created a really healthy environment between all the houses, which has really shaped the school.”


Year 13

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