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Mrs Dixon, Head, is pleased to announce that Trent College has received a very positive boarding welfare report from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).
The new report highlighted how Trent College works to ensure pupils settle in well through the use of peer mentors, that boarders are able to engage in a wide range of enrichment activities, enjoying good sporting, music, drama, and design and technology facilities, and the robust arrangements that are in place for safeguarding and promoting pupil welfare.
Pupils reported they feel well cared for, while the school’s boarding houses are regularly maintained and the rooms are in good condition. Boarders also benefit from a good range and quality of nutritious food, with choices to meet all needs, according to the report.
The report comes at the perfect time for our school as we prepare to host the first national ‘Introduction to Boarding’ event on Saturday 16th June, supported by the Boarding Schools' Association (BSA) and UK Boarding Schools.com, and ahead of our new Lower School boarding facilities opening in September.
Mrs Dixon said: “We are very pleased with the outcome of the ISI report and welcome the inspectors’ recommendations to enable us to keep evolving the home-away-from-home family community we strive to nurture in our boarding houses.
“We recently conducted a survey of our boarders’ parents and words such as ‘homely’, ‘friendly’, ‘happy’ and ‘family’ came up time after time. This strength of our boarding community provides solid foundations from which pupils are able to thrive both academically and in their chosen areas of extra-curricular interest.
“There is currently a definite trend in British independent schools whereby more and more pupils are choosing to board, whether part or full time and we look forward to offering new boarding opportunities for younger pupils from September.”