David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust

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

Inspiration Fund

Our Inspiration Fund

What is the Inspiration Fund?

Our Trust’s Inspiration Fund creates life-changing experiences for over 13,000 young people in our schools.

Our award-winning programme helps our students to develop their passions and discover their talents through access to the very best in sports, music, culture and outward-bound activities.

Thanks to the Inspiration Fund, our enrichment programme is at the heart of our organisation and encourages students to become confident, well-rounded young people who will be valued members of society. According to our students and their parents, the outstanding opportunities we are able to offer is one of the hallmarks of a Trust education.

We are proud to be able to say that ours is the only programme of its kind in the state sector and gives our students access to the kinds of life-changing experiences normally only available at independent fee-paying schools. The Inspiration Fund is what enables us to deliver these opportunities to our students. 

How do our schools benefit?

Events and initiatives benefiting our academies and made possible by the Inspiration Fund include:

  • The DRET Summer Cup and Winter Cup - for both Primary and Secondary
  • The DRET Music Festivals - for both Primary and Secondary
  • Talent days with specialist musicians, dance instructors, elite athletes and Olympians
  • Mentoring programmes
  • Virtual Challenges
  • The DRET All Stars programme in music, football, netball, rowing and rugby
  • Improved sports facilities and equipment
  • Specialist sports programmes
  • Instrumental lessons and the Singing Schools Project
  • and much more!

How you can make a difference?

To be able to offer these incredible experiences, we need to fundraise for the Inspiration Fund. This is because the experiences and activities we offer go beyond the activities supported by state-funded grants.

Throughout the year, our academies, students and staff members will be delivering a number of fundraising events and campaigns. Our enrichment programmes are only possible because of the Inspiration Fund and the generosity of our donors - from organisations to school communities and individuals. 

Please help us fund life-changing enrichment activities by making a donation today at https://app.investmycommunity.com/the-david-ross-education-trust-2391.

If you are a business or donor and would like to discuss the ways in which you can support the Inspiration Fund and the world-class enrichment programme it delvers, please get in touch with one of our Fundraising Team:

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