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Trent College Scholarships recognise and reward excellence in the fields of Academia, Sport, Art, Music and Drama and are awarded on entry to the school.

The purpose of awarding a Trent College Scholarship is to recognise excellence and identify an example for others of the heights to which they can aspire to. At Trent we mentor and guide scholars, supported by department heads and tutors, and provide a bespoke development plan in order to meet their full potential.

We expect Trent College Scholars to make a strong contribution to Trent College and participate in school life, show commitment to their school and to the department, be ambassadors for Trent at all times, both inside and outside the classroom, to lead by example, inspire and motivate others and to maintain excellent performance in their field and in their studies

Scholarships attract a 10% discount from day fees, means tested bursaries (APS) can further support fees where needed. Please see the Assisted Places Scheme page.

Please contact admissions@trentcollege.net if you would like more information on Trent College Scholarships.

Art Scholarships

Art Scholarships are awarded on entry to Trent College at Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 based on a pupil's portfolio of work and individual assessment. 

In Art, interest and ability is nurtured beyond the normal academic workload and centres on individual attention and motivation. Additionally, Art Scholars will have the opportunity to contribute to the presentation of artwork around the School, design invitations and programmes for School events and assist the Art Department teaching staff, assisting at Workshops and discussing School art initiatives.

Art Scholars will make an extended contribution to the high standards achieved in the Art Department, studying the subject to at least GCSE standard and develop an extended personal study of work at extra-curricular opportunities.

Scholarships for students already at Trent College are proposed at the discretion of the Department Directors. Scholarships may be awarded to those students who, since joining Trent College, have shown exceptional promise in their field and are performing at the top of their peer group.  

Drama Scholarships

A Drama Scholarship at Trent College is awarded to those we deem highly able and talented in the Performing Arts.  Scholars will be at the top of their peer group and demonstrate significant ability as stage performers or technicians with the enthusiasm, initiative, imagination and dedication needed to inspire and motivate others. Scholarship assessments include Drama workshops and monologues. 

Scholarship programmes are structured to challenge drama ability and refine natural talents. Trent College offer Scholars the opportunity to participate in not only the school shows but ones catered specifically for scholars. This Scholars' show is cast by an audition process and is usually part of a national festival such as The National Theatre Connections or School’s Shakespeare Festival. This alternates yearly with scholars working together towards a Scholar Showcase, showcasing their acting skills with a range of monologues and duologues. Scholars also receive workshops by outside theatre companies and workshops/lectures by leading industry professionals. We aim to provide one Scholar theatre trip per year as we believe that inspiration from others helps to motivate and inspire our own work. They will be given a Scholar folder in order to keep records of their Drama extra-curricular work tidy which will be monitored by the Director of Drama. Drama Scholars will receive a Scholar’s pin to be worn at all times and a Scholar’s hoodie to be worn during rehearsals.

Scholars must lead by example, and be an active, visible part of the Drama community at Trent College. Scholars will study the subject to at least GCSE standard, continue to achieve high grades in curriculum Drama and participate in a range of productions through performance, design or as a Technician or Stage Manager.

Scholarships for students already at Trent College are proposed at the discretion of the Department Directors. Scholarships may be awarded to those students who, since joining Trent College, have shown exceptional promise in their field and are performing at the top of their peer group.

Sports Scholarships

Trent College offer two types of Sports Scholarships that focus on the performance sports of Hockey, Rugby, and Cricket for boys and Tennis, Netball and Hockey for girls.

Performance Sports Scholarship is awarded to individuals with a proven track record in two or more of the performance sports. A Sports Scholarship will be awarded to an individual with a proven track record in one of the performance sports.

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. Scholars will have the opportunity to work closely with the Sports Department through commitment to the Physical Education programme, curricular sport and extra-curricular fixtures and sporting activities programmes.

Scholars will participate in the major team sports of the School until at least the end of Year 11 and be ambassadors for the School in and outside the School. 

Scholarships for students already at Trent College are proposed at the discretion of the Department Directors. Scholarships may be awarded to those students who, since joining Trent College, have shown exceptional promise in their field and are performing at the top of their peer group.  

Performance and Sports Scholars receive top coaching and are encouraged in their out of school sports commitments, many are regularly selected for County, Regional and National Honours in a range of sports. With a team of skilled and qualified staff, including specialist coaches in our main sports, we have strong links with professional sports clubs with great benefit to our pupils. Clubs with which we enjoy links and relationships: Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, Nottingham Rugby Club, Beeston Hockey Club, Leicester Tigers Rugby Club, Loughbrough Lightening, Belper Hockey Club.

Recent Sports Successes at Trent College

  • Girls’ Hockey U16 National Finalists (3rd) 2013, winners 2010
  • Boys’ Hockey Midland Independent Schools League Winners 2013 in U14, U16, U18
  • Boys’ Hockey U18 National Finalists (4th) 2012 
  • Girls’ Netball Derbyshire Champions U16 2013, U18, U15, U14, U12 2012
  • Girls’ Netball Derbyshire Runner’s Up U15 2013, U16 2012 
  • Boys’ Rugby U18 North of England 7’s Plate Winners 2013
  • Boys’ Rugby U18 Manchester 7’s Winners 2013
  • Boys’ Rugby U18 Daily Mail Cup, 4th Round
  • Girls’ Tennis U19 Aberdare Cup Regional Round Winners 2013
  • Boys’ Tennis U19 Glanville Cup – Quarter Final of Regional Round 2013
  • Boys’ Tennis U15 Aegon Cup  - County Round 2013
  • Boys’ Cricket County Champions U12, U14 2012

 

Music Scholarships

Music is a key part of life at Trent College and Music Scholarships are awarded on entry in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12. Pupils applying for a music scholarship will be asked to play their instrument and will be given sight-reading and aural tests. A good performing standard is expected on the main instrument - this equates to at least Grade 4 for pupils joining Year 7, at least Grade 6 for pupils joining Year 9 and at least Grade 8 for pupils joining Year 12.

Scholars will have the opportunity to perform in ensembles and performances, school productions and shows often being awarded positions of authority within these. Scholars will continue with Music as an academic subject up to at least GCSE level. Music Scholars will be supported fully in their commitment to progress on their main instrument for the duration of their time at the School.

Scholarships for students already at Trent College are proposed at the discretion of the Department Directors. Scholarships may be awarded to those students who, since joining Trent College, have shown exceptional promise in their field and are performing at the top of their peer group.

Choral Scholarships

Trent College Choral Scholarships present a fantastic opportunity for young people with a flair for singing. They are available to boys and girls entering the school at Years 7, 9 and 12 with experience of choral singing or a strong potential to develop in this area. 

Choristers of Schola Cantorum are wholly committed to choir rehearsals, performances and services, receive free vocal tuition, opportunities to sing with prominent professionals and the chance to perform in significant venues in Britain and beyond.

Scholarships for students already at Trent College are proposed at the discretion of the Department Directors. Scholarships may be awarded to those students who, since joining Trent College, have shown exceptional promise in their field and are performing at the top of their peer group. 

Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships are awarded on entry in Years 7,8,9 and 10 through our entrance examinations to our highest performing candidates. Scholarships at Year 12 are awarded to students achieving a minimum of eight GCSEs at Grade A* to A (7, 8, 9 for Maths & English) with at least 4 being A*/8-9 grades at GCSE.

Scholars will pursue breadth and depth in their academic study and develop and demonstrate the skills of an independent learner. Scholars lead their peers by example in the academic sphere, displaying an attitude in class, and towards their studies, which is exemplary.

Scholars will be given the opportunity to involve themselves in extra-curricular cerebral activities such as the Whole School Programme and Academic Forum and take a full and active role in all areas of school life.

Scholarships for students already at Trent College are proposed at the discretion of the Department Directors. Scholarships may be awarded to those students who, since joining Trent College, have shown exceptional promise in their field and are performing at the top of their peer group.  

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