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The aim of the Trent Foundation is to help secure the long-term future of the School with a commitment to present and future pupils.
Trent College is not a richly endowed school and, whilst fees pay for the direct costs of education, the School also needs to secure a permanent source of funding for bursaries to widen student access, to help support a number of its capital projects and to directly support a range of teaching and learning projects and extra-curricular activities that add significant value to our school.
Ever since the foundation of Trent College in 1866, the School has been constant in its belief that it should be a widely inclusive community, attracting children from a diversity of backgrounds. As fees rise, it is a challenge to maintain this diversity. We remain committed to the long-term goal of being able to say that every school year, any girl or boy for whom Trent is the right school, will be able to confidently apply, regardless of parental means. Philanthropic support is vital if Trent College is to go on being true to its history and continue to provide the environment, opportunity and inspiration for students to become confident, independent and well-rounded young people.
Trent is a school with a rich heritage and traditions spanning nearly 150 years. Though we value our unique and distinguished past, we have our eyes firmly set on the demands being made on young people in the 21st century and a spirit of energy, creativity and innovation shapes our school life.
The Trent Foundation has been established to support the ambitions of Trent College by raising funds from our former pupils, Trusts, parents and other supporters. Very few schools, if any, would be able to exist at all without the long established generosity of their supporters and the excellent range of facilities which exist at Trent bear testimony to this. We recognise the need to continue this tradition of philanthropic giving to ensure that Trent will continue to build on its reputation as one of the best co-educational schools in the region.
A school can never stand still, and Trent doesn’t; our plans for the future are similarly ambitious. We wish to significantly extend our Assisted Places provision to secure and widen access into our School. School fees are expensive and we would like to give the very many able children who would thrive here, the opportunity to come to Trent and to build themselves their future. We want to improve the very fabric of our School and add to the many remarkable resources available to our pupils.
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