Our diverse subject choices keep pupils motivated and invested as they progress through their learning journey. With our flexible GCSE options, they can pursue their strengths without compromising their interests and achieve the best academic outcomes.

Support and stretch

We recognise each child’s abilities are unique. Identifying where a pupil excels and where they need additional guidance allows us to deliver academic stretch and support as required. This tailored approach is essential to helping our pupils grow into well-rounded, accomplished individuals.


Fuelling a passion for learning

The driving force behind our academic reputation is experienced teaching staff who are passionate about their fields and committed to sharing that passion with pupils. Guided by our teaching and learning strategy, Trent teachers aim to inspire the next generation through interactive and engaging learning.

Taking High Achievers above and beyond

Led by our Director of Academic Excellence, the High Achievers programme supports pupil potential. It offers our most academic pupils opportunities to challenge themselves in new, exciting contexts, such as debates and essay competitions, and recognises their accomplishments with celebratory High Achievers Evenings.

Recognising Excellence Through Scholarships

Academic scholarships are available on entry into Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 to the highest performing candidates in our entrance assessments as well as Year 12 students who fulfil the criteria.  Academic scholars will pursue breadth and depth in their academic study, and develop and demonstrate the skills of an independent learner.


Consistent Academic Success; 2023 Results:

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of entries were graded 7-9

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of entries achieved grade 4 or above

Jack Grantham

Academic Scholar

Achieved three grade 9s, four 8s and three 7s at GCSE

“Debating helps you think outside the box, it has helped improve my essay subjects, such as thinking of further points to discuss and then how to elaborate on these.”

Isabel Goldman

Academic and Art Scholar

Achieved six grade 9s, four 8s and an A* in Further Maths at GCSE

“The Debating and Oxbridge Societies have both really pushed me, while seeing the Sixth Formers within the societies get some wonderful university offers has also been really motivating.”


Pupils develop their knowledge, skills and understanding well, supported by a curriculum and teaching that are strongly focused on individual needs, facilitating high rates of progress across the college.