Our Trust

The David Ross Education Trust is a network of unique and diverse academies, committed to becoming one of the top-performing multi-academy trusts in the country. Recognised as one of 11 system leaders nationwide, the Trust works with 34 primary and secondary schools across the country.


Our schools range from smaller rural primaries with around 50 children, to much larger secondary schools in the centre of urban areas.

82% of the Trust’s primary schools that have been inspected since joining the Trust are now Good or Outstanding, compared to 38% before joining.


In September 2017, the Trust’s brand new through-school, Bobby Moore Academy, opened in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London. The inspirational school, which currently caters for Reception, Year 1, Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 pupils, will eventually educate, engage and inspire 1,560 primary and secondary school children across two sites that will sit alongside the former                                                                                 Olympic Stadium.

Working together, with a shared ethos and values, our close-knit family of schools allows pupils to begin and continue their world-class academic journey throughout primary and secondary school within the David Ross Education Trust.

For further information, please visit www.dret.co.uk.


A message from David Ross:


“It is my belief that British education needs to be broader in the experiences and opportunities that it provides for young people. The 21st-century workplace needs open-minded and creative thinkers who are able to address the challenges of our times. 


“This is why a David Ross Education Trust education is compellingly different. As a leading multi-academy trust, we are committed to giving every student attending one of our schools a world-class education. An education that creates academically gifted, confident, well-rounded young people in the classroom, in the workplace and in their communities. 


“We pride ourselves on our academic rigour, driven by talented, dedicated and inspiring teachers who help our students to fulfil their true potential. We believe in opening our students’ eyes to the world around them. We do this through the only academy-wide enrichment programme of its kind within the state education sector. A programme that gives our students access to the kinds of life-changing experiences normally only available at fee-paying schools. 


“Our promise to every student at one of our schools is clear; we will help them to become their confident, academic best.”