joining our boarding Community

To take full advantage of all that Trent College has to offer we encourage families to think about boarding as soon as possible. We strongly believe that boarding allows pupils to develop essential life skills of independence, self reliance and the ability to live in a community, preparing them for university and life after school.

With 80% of our weekly and flexi boarders living within a 45 minute drive of the school, pupils benefit from a unique model of encouragement and flexibility aimed at supporting busy families in an ever changing world.

Benefits of Boarding

Being a boarder can provide a unique and enriching educational experience, with opportunities for personal and academic growth, as well as exposure to a diverse and dynamic community.

Boarding offers an immersive learning experience as pupils are fully engaged in the academic and social life of the school. This can lead to better academic performance and a deeper understanding of the subjects being studied.

Boarding pupils have access to academic support outside of regular school hours, such as after-school prep sessions and tutoring. This can help pupils to achieve and exceed their academic goals and reach their full potential.

Boarding encourages pupils to interact with a wider group of people from the UK and overseas. This creates a diverse community of learners enabling pupils to develop a global perspective and learn about different cultures and ways of life.

Boarding promotes personal growth and development as pupils learn to live independently, manage their time effectively and develop strong social skills from mixing with their peers, contemporaries and a range of adult staff. Boarding helps them become more self-reliant and confident individuals.

Boarding offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities, such as sports, music, drama, and clubs. These activities provide opportunities for pupils to explore their interests, develop new skills, and form lasting friendships.

Boarding enables those pupils who are heavily involved in school sporting, music or drama commitments to balance the extended hours required for those activities without the additional travel time of commuting between home, school and/or external venues.

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.


Helping busy families

Boarding can help parents by eliminating the need for a daily school run, which can be time-consuming, stressful, and expensive. Boarding can also provide a more stable and consistent routine for both parents and pupils.

Parents of boarding pupils have commented that they believe their child’s performance at school has significantly increased as a result of boarding. Parents believe their children are less tired because they are not commuting everyday and having a routine for prep has paid dividends in terms of grade performance. The time management that boarding instils has resulted in an additional benefit of pupils having free time at the weekend to spend with their family.

Moving from day to Boarding

Having joined Trent College as a day pupil many families are then curious about what boarding can offer. Pupils are welcome for a tour and free taster stay so then can experience boarding life and the structured daily routine.

Boarding pupils have wider access to campus facilities outside of normal school hours and can take part in a variety of extra-curricular activities. Boarding pupils also have more opportunities to interact with their peers and form lasting friendships. Boarders generally find it highly conducive to their prep routine to be in an environment where their friends are busy working at the same time as they are. During exam time, the Houses will develop a specific routine for those needing to revise, which encourages both focused work as well as appropriate breaks and exercise.

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