Catterns Astro
The recently re-surfaced Catterns Astro provides a multi-functional outdoor space that is utilised for PE lessons, hockey matches and tennis.
The Prince Obolensky Building
The state-of-the-art Prince Obolensky building is a multi-purpose venue with a seating capacity of 800. Pupils use the space regularly for dining, presentations and performances. In addition, external events are hosted here, including exhibitions, conferences, corporate events and celebrations.
Wortley Sixth Form
As the hub of Sixth Form life, the Wortley Sixth Form Centre is equipped with silent working areas, well-stocked library, IT facilities, collaborative working zones, common rooms and its own cafe.
  • Two pupils walking outside the Wortley Sixth Form Centre
  • sixth form teenager writing on a wipeboard in a classroom setting
The OT Spinney
There are many rare species of trees and plants within the school grounds and many of these can be found in The OT Spinney. This special area has been named in honour of the Trent College alumni, who are better known as the Old Tridents.
Medical Centre
The school community benefits from an onsite Medical Centre, which is staffed throughout the week by two registered nursing sisters.
The Warner Building
The Warner Building is a spacious computing classroom. Built through the combined effort of Trent pupils in the 1920s, this building started life as the school library before being transformed into the contemporary space it is today in 2011.
The Rep
The Repertory, better known as 'The Rep', is a fully-equipped drama area used for lessons, rehearsals and school productions. The Rep is separated into two black box studios, The Courtyard and The Arden.
The Chapel is the spiritual heart of the school. In addition to frequent chapel services, the impressive space is also used for assemblies and musical performances.
Shuker Boarding House
Shuker is a boys' boarding house for ages 9-18 years. The house features various shared and individual bedrooms, in addition to a number of dedicated work rooms and leisure spaces.
  • Two male pupils revising in their boarding house bedroom.
Bates Boarding House
Bates House is home to happy, enthusiastic girls, aged 10 to 18. The family atmosphere and diversity within this house make it a very interesting and exciting place to grow and learn.
  • Two Year 7 boarders smile whilst reading a book with a teddy bear
Martin Boarding House
Martin House is a vibrant boarding house for Sixth Form girls, aged 16 to 18. The productive and friendly environment provides the 40 boarders who live there with a 'half way house' between school and post-Trent life, where they are supported in achieving their academic goals and becoming more independent.
  • Girls relaxing and talking in their boarding house kitchen
Blake Boarding House
Blake House is home to 32 boys, aged between 15 and 18. In addition to their private rooms, Blake boys benefit from a cosy communal area and fully equipped kitchen where they can socialise with each other.
  • sixth form boy sat on a bed in a bedroom
  • Three male boarders socialising and relaxing in their boarding house
  • Boy smiling and drinking tea in school boarding house
Main School Building
Sitting at the centre of Trent College, the Main School building allows easy access to other areas of the school. The offices of the Head and Senior Leadership team are also located here.
Devonshire Library
The library is a welcoming and supportive place to learn with over 10,000 books for pupils to explore. Open from 8.15am to 5.30pm, students can visit the library before school, during breaks and at lunch to study, read or use the computer facilities.
Careers Hub
The Careers & Higher Education Centre is a purpose-built space where a dedicated careers team help pupils to identify and set in motion future ambitions.
  • Sixth former in the careers centre
May Hall
The facilities and retractable seating within the May Hall can rival any theatre, making it the ideal performance space for school productions and external hire.
Music Department
The Music Department supports each pupil as they embark on their unique musical journey, providing dedicated rehearsal rooms, spacious performance areas and an optional private tuition programme.
  • Young girl playing the clarinet and two young boys playing the trumpet
The Elms Nursery is a happy and safe home from home for children from six weeks to 3 years old.
  • Nursery assistants supervise a group of small children playing with toys in The Elms nursery.
Forest School
The safe and secure woodland area on campus offers the perfect setting for pupils of all ages to enjoy outdoor learning and explore the great outdoors.
Upper Elms
Within the Upper Elms area, there are dedicated classroom hubs which ensure that pupils learn in close proximity to the rest of their year group. Specialist teaching classrooms such as science, modern foreign languages and The Ems Library are also found here.
Lower Elms
Pupils from Pre-School, Reception to Year 2 have their own learning area on campus where they can enjoy their lessons in a quiet and calmer environment.
  • Two pre-school children with toy stethoscope
  • Pre-school child playing at a sandpit in The Elms private day nursery and pre-school
  • Pre-school child holding a pencil
  • Pre-school child sat with a teacher clapping
  • Pre-school child with counting activity inside a classroom
The Catterns building is a base for some of The Elms' specialist subjects, such as music and sport. It also contains dedicated work spaces for the school's learning support team.
Art Department
There are multiple studios within the art department, which offer pupils the space and tools required for masterpieces to be created.
Swimming Pool
The 25 yard indoor swimming pool is enjoyed by pupils across the whole school, as well as external swimming clubs.
  • Young child wearing swimming hat and goggles
Food & Nutrition Suite
The contemporary Food & Nutrition Suite is a spacious hands-on environment where pupils can acquire and enhance a range of culinary skills.
Design and Technology
Three D&T classrooms are located in the main building, all connected to a large multimedia workshop. There is also a welding shop and paint shop for pupils to use during specific projects.
Chemistry and Physics
Chemistry and Physics are brought to life in Trent College's laboratories. The well-equipped rooms enhance scientific learning by facilitating a variety of exciting practical experiments within a secure environment.
The modern Biology laboratories provide all the specialist equipment and technology needed to explore classroom topics in depth.
The Trent College Arboretum is among the best arboretums in the East Midlands and remains one of the leading school arboretums in England. It contains several hundred trees, belonging to approximately 200 different species and cultivars.
Sports Centre
The large indoor sports centre is used by pupils at both schools and is a popular venue with external lettings. In addition to a large sports hall, the centre contains a high-specification gym and several PE classrooms.
The Swallow Building
Maths and English classrooms are located in the Swallow Building. Within this building, pupils also have access to the Thai Lecture Theatre, modelled on the teaching facilities commonly found at universities.
High Ropes Course
The on-site high ropes course further enhances the school's enviable provision for Adventure Training.
  • A pupil jumping from the Trent College high ropes course
Mountain Bike Track
The outside track offers a range of terrains for pupils to enjoy during Adventure Training.
  • A group of students enjoying mountain biking in the school grounds


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