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Trent Young's CE

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What makes Trent Young's Special?

​Inspectors think that we are an excellent school and so do we!

" There is a caring ethos and excellent promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. This means the school is an especially safe and happy place to be. Pupils’ excellent attitudes support their learning exceptionally well."

Ofsted 2014

The School Makes The Most Of Its Rural Environment

We are a Forest School​. Mr Bacon is our trained Forest School Leader and coordinates activities for the whole school.

 

The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire children of all ages through positive outdoor experiences.

By participating in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks and activities in a woodland environment each child has an opportunity to develop intrinsic motivation, sound emotional and social skills.These, through self awareness can be developed to reach personal potential.

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Whole school walks take place every term with the support of the Gore Farm Educational Trust

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Walking Club is the longest running after school club at Trent and recently featured in Radio 4's "Ramblings." Parents, siblings and dogs are welcome to join this popular club.
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Click above to listen to Radio 4's "Ramblings" featuring Trent Walking Club
We Are A Small School That Punches Above Its Weight In Sport
Picture 1 Football Team unbeaten this season
Picture 2 World Kickboxing Champion
Picture 3 5th in GB Biathlon Championships
Picture 4 South West Tumbling Champion -Bronze at Nationals

Music Is An Important Part Of School Life

 

We have a number of opportunities to learn about music and play instruments at Trent. Children also have the opportunity to join the school choir which currently meets on Friday lunchtimes. Our choir formed in 2010 and has now performed to the local community on several occasions, including at Cheap Street Church as part of their Christmas Tree Festival and at a summer concert at the Digby Hall in Sherborne.

 

There are also opportunities to learn other instruments taught by specialist teachers: drums; brass; piano; recorder and woodwind.

 

Picture 1 Concert at Digby Hall
Picture 2 Choir at Christmas Tree Festival Concert
Picture 3 "Night at the Musicals"
Picture 4 Music Lesson
Picture 5 Piano Lesson
Picture 6 Drums at the Summer Concert
Picture 7 Brass at the Christmas Tree Festival
Picture 8 Flute at Cheap Street Church

A Close Partnership Between School and Parents

 

Friends of Trent School 

Our active PTA known as the Friends of Trent School are a major fundraising source for the school. Please have a look at the Friends of Trent School  page for further details and news! 

 

Support for Armed Forces Families 

The school has an increasing number of service families. We have a dedicated member of staff responsible for liaison with service families - Mrs Alyson Bevan - who ensures new families are welcomed and children are supported. Each term there is a service families network meeting for parents and children where they meet over refreshments, often working on craft activities or similar.  The school has a number of systems in place to support families where service personnel have been deployed including; a support booklet for all service parents,  pastoral support time for pupils (and parents if required), a dedicated email address for children to use to send scanned work and messages to absent parents and a growing library of reading material for parents and children specifically written for service families. The support provided for service families at Trent has been praised by numerous visitors including Ofsted during their last visit in 2014.

 "Pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding, the majority of whom come from service families, achieve exceptionally well because of the high-quality support for their academic and emotional needs".    

 

​A Strong Christian Ethos And Close Ties With The Village Church, St Andrews

The school’s Christian values permeate the life of the school, have a significant effect on children’s achievement, personal development and on their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

There are areas for reflection in each classroom and children say that this “gives me time to think” and “gives time to realise how you feel”.  Year 5 and 6 Children are currently creating have a spiritual garden in the school grounds, they are very proud of this and it is increasing their spiritual awareness.

 

Collective worship is distinctively Christian and is a key part of the school day.  Children value prayer and sometimes write their own prayers in response to a theme or sometimes pray aloud spontaneously in response to worship. Children’s spiritual development and their understanding of Christianity is enhanced by the variety of collective worship leaders including staff, the local vicars and a range of visitors from other Christian denominations such as a local Pastor from the Elim Pentecostal Church.  Celebration Assembly is held on Friday afternoons,  and each class takes a turn to plan an lead worship for the whole school on a half-termly basis. 

 

The school’s Christian values permeate the life of the school, have a significant effect on children’s achievement, personal development and on their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

There are areas for reflection in each classroom and children say that this “gives me time to think” and “gives time to realise how you feel”.  

 

 

Picture 1 Christingle Service at St Andrews
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Children’s understanding of Christianity is enhanced by links with the Village Church, St Andrew's. Services are also held at St Andrews and Reverend Vivian has recently taught a series of lessons to about Communion to Year 5 children and prepared them for Communion.

 

 

Rev Vivian at our Harvest Thanksgiving Service at Gore Farm

Rev Vivian at our Harvest Thanksgiving Service at Gore Farm 1
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