David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust

Our mission is to broaden the horizons of our pupils through the provision of a world-class education.

Our Trust

About Us

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 35 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.

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.

91% 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 all-through school, Bobby Moore Academy, opened in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London. The inspirational school will eventually educate, engage and inspire 1,560 primary and secondary school children across two sites that will sit alongside the former Olympic Stadium.

You can also become a governor for one of our academies. To find out more, please click here

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 2007, 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.

A Message from Our Sponsor

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, all-round best.

David Ross