Trent College

About Trent College

Trent College

Trent College is a co-educational, independent day and boarding school situated in Long Eaton on the border of Nottingham and Derby. As a private school founded in 1868, Trent College combines the traditional with the modern, with the main building sitting at the heart of a striking 45-acre campus, complemented by modern facilities and created spaces. Students are equipped with the life skills to make the most of opportunity and the mindset to question and challenge.

This comes through nurturing confidence and inquisitive minds by combing robust, diverse academic challenges with a huge variety of extra-curricular opportunities that encourage students to find enjoyment through excellence in whatever they love, from the arts and sport to subject-based distinction, debating and more. We give the highest priority to the quality of our academic provision. We are also proud of our reputation for delivering a fully rounded curriculum, with sport, music, art and drama all being important elements of education at Trent and The Elms. This, coupled with a focus on the strongest pastoral care, makes us a school that nurtures young men and women to be the best they can be in terms of achievement and character, enabling them to flourish in a changing world.


Type of School Co-educational day and boarding
School Address Trent College, Derby Rd, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 4AD
Number of Pupils 1238
Pupils Prep 400
Number of Boarders 105
International Boarders 22
Age Range 0 to 18 years
Distance from Airports

Birmingham International Airport – 44 miles (50 minutes); Heathrow Airport – 124 miles (2 hours 12 minutes)

Distance from London

123 miles (2 hours 43 minutes)

School Links

The Elms Nursery and Junior School

Educational Programmes

GCSE, A Level

Co-Curricular Programmes

Trips and expeditions, Combined Cadet Force, Leadership and Duke of Edinburgh programmes, and fundraising challenges to support local, national and international charities. Students excel in sport, music, art and drama, allowing them to pursue their passions and express their creativity. All students attend weekly Chapel as a time for thought and reflection.