Our aim at Trent College is to provide the opportunity for all pupils to find activities they enjoy, which will help them lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Through our performance programmes we deliver the highest levels of support enabling each pupil to fulfil their potential.

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understanding our philosophy

The 3Ps are communicated widely and regularly, and our pupils understand where they fit along the sliding scale between competition and participation. Encouragingly, the benefit is that they can see a pathway to achieving a higher level – whether that be representing the school, achieving a new personal best or striving to become a national champion.

the foundations of our sports programme


The primary aim of the sports programme is to create opportunity for participation. This is achieved through the variety of our offering, including: Athletics, Badminton, Indoor Hockey, Rugby 7s, Swimming, Football, Golf, Adventure Sports, use of the Gym, Dance and Aerobics.


Our progression sports are competitive with appropriately matched fixture lists. Variations of performance sports are ran during the ‘progression’ term such as Indoor Hockey and and Rugby 7s.



For pupils who excel in a sport, we deliver the highest level of support to enhance their talent. Performance sports are Rugby, Hockey and Cricket for boys, and Hockey, Netball and Tennis for girls.

Sports Tours

Trent’s Performance Sports Tours take place regularly, and recent examples have varied from a weekend of Rugby in Scotland to a fortnight of Cricket in Dubai. These trips are exciting opportunities for pupils to develop their performance, resilience, teamwork and accountability and to bond with teammates.


Sport scholars will sit right at the top of their year group in terms of sporting excellence, demonstrate leadership potential and be a role model to other students. There are two types of scholarships available dependent on the year of entry which require pupils to demonstrate a proven track record in our performance sports.


2019 / 2020 team sporting successes

U18 Girls Hockey National Cup Semi Finalists

U13 Boys Tennis National Finals- 4th place

U18 Regional Netball Finals

U13 Girls Indoor Cricket Regional Finals (runners up)

U15 Girls Indoor Cricket Regional Finals (runners up)

2018 / 2019 team sporting successes

U18 National Indoor Hockey Champions

4th U18 Girls National Cup

U15 National Cricket T20 Finalists

U15 National Cricket T40 Finalists

U13 Midlands Cricket Finalists T40

U13 Boys National Finals Tennis – 4th place

U16 Boys Hockey National Cup quarter finals

U16 Boys Hockey National Indoor Finalists

U14 County Netball Champions

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SPORT, WHOLE SCHOOL Sport, juniors

Mr Mahony, Director of Sport

The sports programme at Trent College is thriving! We’re blessed with superb and modern facilities, a talented and enthusiastic pupil base as well as driven and ambitious teachers and coaches.