The David Ross Education Trust is a network of unique and diverse academies.

The Trust works with 34 primary and secondary academies across the East Midlands, Yorkshire and the East of England. In addition, a new free school, Bobby Moore Academy, has opened in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in September 2017.

The makeup of our academies is unique. Our schools range from smaller rural primaries with around 50 children, to much larger secondary schools in the centre of more urban areas. We are also delighted to have a grammar school and special school in our network.

About the Trust: A world-class education


About the Trust: A world-class education

Our strength is our diversity. Each academy has different skills and areas of expertise, and each academy contributes something to the wider network as a whole.

Since the formation of the Trust in 2010, the infrastructure to support both the expertise and ambition of these academies has grown and developed. Each academy is now part of a regional hub, a group of schools linked by age group, geography and ambition, which ensures that innovation is captured and best practice embraced.

Underpinning this, our Core Team is a dedicated group of educationalists and specialists in their areas. They provide advice and guidance where needed, and enable senior academy leaders to focus on the educational outcomes of their students.

The collective efforts of the Trust are having a transformational effect. We are proud that we have supported some of the most improved schools in England – academies that have gone from Special Measures to Outstanding in five terms or where exam results are amongst the most improved in the country.

The Trust understands that if we set the bar high for our students, we must continually demand the most from ourselves.

In 2016, Trustees developed our strategy for how the Trust will continue to evolve over the next phase of our journey. This sets the roadmap that will support our aspiration to become the highest performing multi-academy trust, with the most improved and diverse range of academies in the country.




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"The divide between the independent and state education sectors needs to be bridged. There is much to commend across both, and no reason why the best of each cannot be combined to support the aspirations and achievements of young people."

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