Our mission is to give every child attending one of our schools a world-class education.

Achieving Academic Excellence

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

We are committed to giving
 every child 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.

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Key Stage 2 Outcomes

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Hull’s Ainthorpe Primary School, saw Key Stage 2 Outcomes rocket from 22% to 70% within just one academic year.

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This year, Welton CE Academy, near Daventry, celebrated an incredible 100% pass rate at Key Stage 2.

GCSE Results

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In 2017, Humberston Academy was ranked the top performing secondary school in North East Lincolnshire for the second year in a row. 80% of students achieved the new GCSE standard of 9-4 in English.

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In addition to their high performance in GCSE English, 78% of students at Humberston Academy achieved Grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths.

Ofsted Outcomes


The percentage of primary school children that attend a school that has been rated as Good or Outstanding has risen from 32% to 81% in academies inspected since joining the Trust.

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60% of the Trust’s secondary schools that have been inspected since joining the Trust are now ranked Good or Outstanding.

Building a Strong Community

At the heart of our Trust is our firm belief in creating outstanding community citizens.

Our partnerships, our culture and our commitment to the communities that we serve, define who we are and how we set about achieving our objectives and our aspirations.

Community cohesion is promoted through our local, national and international links. Every student is encouraged to take part in community challenges in order to help give back to their local community, to value our local neighbourhoods and to learn to empathise with others.

  • 22 Primaries
  • 11 Secondaries
  • 1 Special School

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Providing Outstanding Opportunities

We recognise that to achieve academic excellence, we need to provide our young people with a broad and rich curriculum that will inspire them to excel throughout their lives.

We strive to ensure that our young people are intellectually curious, interested in the broader community in which they live, and keen to absorb and embrace knowledge at every opportunity.

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David Ross, Sponsor

“Our partnerships with some of the country’s leading organisations provide fantastic enrichment opportunities.”

Tom Jarvis, Skegness Grammar School, the first DRET student selected to represent Team GB

“It's every athlete's dream to go to the Olympics, and I am thrilled to have been selected. My school and teachers have been incredibly supportive.”

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Jacob Kearney, Malcolm Arnold Academy

“I’ve really loved my time at Malcolm Arnold Academy, and I appreciate the amazing support our teachers have given us to become independent thinkers and learners. I am very excited to be going to Oxford.”

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Ofsted, Inspection Report from 2016

“The Trust provides good-quality support. The school accesses a full range of expertise and this is enhancing and developing the skills of leaders and teachers in all areas of the school.”