Curriculum overview

The Trent Curriculum enables children to immerse themselves in exciting, meaningful, and memorable learning experiences.

Pertinent links are made between subjects using overarching themes to contextualise and motivate learners. The organisation of the curriculum has in-built flow between lessons and between year groups using a hybrid of discrete and contextualised learning opportunities. The Trent curriculum is well-sequenced with clear content and end points to enable progress for all. 


The curriculum is celebrated through the totality of Trent’s life including class assemblies, in-class museums, extra-curricular events, displays and a daily plethora of engaging activities. This broad and balanced curriculum enables children to discover new interests, develop strengths and advance passions and talents. ‘Big questions’ engage children and encourage independent, creative thinking across subject areas, and key themes of ‘inspiration’ and ‘service’ flow through the Trent curriculum.


Each project begins with a special memorable event to instantly hook learners. Taking an ‘enquiry-led, knowledge-rich, skills-based’ approach, children develop and strengthen their knowledge while acquiring and using a range of fundamental skills – the foundations to lifelong learning.