School Data

Gender Mixed
Age 0 - 18
Type Boarding Day School Weekly Boarding
Size 699
Bursaries Available

A 10% discount from full boarding fees, including tuition, is available to all parents who are currently serving in the British Armed Forces, this is The Albert Ball Scholarship.

Headmaster: Bill Penty

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Contact Details

Trent College Independent School

Derby Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG10 4AD

Trent College Independent School

Derby Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG10 4AD

At Trent College, every day brings new opportunities to go further in the pursuit of your goals and passions. Set within a safe, secure 45-acre campus, Trent College is home to a happy and welcoming school community where every child can flourish.

We encourage our pupils to aim as high as they can, to be inquisitive, confident, and ambitious; at the same time, we urge them not to fear failure and to see challenge and adversity as opportunities, not obstacles. All this we do both in the classroom but also through the richness and diversity of school life that lies beyond.


Explore. Grow. Excel.

Established in 1868, Trent College is an excellent independent boarding school located in the heart of England, providing a first-class secondary school and Sixth Form education.

Situated on the border of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, Trent College benefits from easy access to international airports including Heathrow, Birmingham and Manchester.  With the rolling hills of the Peak District just a short drive away and the vibrant city of Nottingham close by, students benefit from access to the best of country and urban life.

Our beautiful 45 acre campus provides the perfect setting for talent and creativity to thrive. Students explore, grow and excel in an environment which is as warm and caring as it is exciting and stimulating. Every day is a chance to discover new passions and skills, preparing for a future filled with possibilities.

Trent College delivers an authentic British boarding school experience where only 7% of our students are from overseas. We provide a first class education immersed in the English language, culture and way of life. Our diverse school community brings together young people from over 20 nationalities, offering a safe and nurturing environment

Go Further

At Trent College our aim is to help all pupils to go further, with the belief that with the right support and opportunities, every child can achieve their personal best.

We offer GCSEs, IGCSEs, BTEC and A-levels, alongside the increasingly popular EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) which is highly regarded by universities.

Our expert careers guidance offers enhanced support, ensuring a smooth transition to life beyond school.

We champion every individual by understanding what makes them perform to the very best of their ability. Our small class sizes nurture talent, creating confident learners who can achieve their full potential.

Our magnificent campus offers everything students need with a huge range of sporting, drama and musical pursuits available on our safe and secure site.

A wealth of pastoral care offering comprehensive support for every individual, enables every child to develop the skills they need to flourish in a changing world.

Welcoming Boarding Community 

Trent College delivers an authentic British boarding school experience with a culture of respect, kindness and tolerance at the heart of our welcoming community.

Our warm and welcoming boarding community houses students from across the globe, offering a true home-from-home environment.  With separate houses for younger boarders (Years 7 – 11) and Sixth Formers, the close-knit community offers enhanced support, encouragement and full integration into every aspect of school life.

“Friendships matter at Trent, I have friends from all years and all backgrounds, from many different countries. This has made me a confident person with a better understanding of life”

Each house has an exceptional team of staff with a shared commitment to enabling children to go further than they thought possible.

Our Boarders’ Activity Programme encourages students to make the most of their free time in the evenings and at weekends. Weekly social outings together with on-site activities, including themed food & film nights, provide a wealth of opportunities for students build meaningful, lifelong friendships.

Explore the Possibilities

We welcome students who wish to join us for their complete education along with those who wish to experience a short term stay.  We are delighted to offer students a minimum stay of two terms, with the flexibility to extend their stay if desired.

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