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.

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.

How you can make a difference

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

Our enrichment programmes are only possible because of the Inspiration Fund and the generosity of our donors – from organisations to school communities and individuals.

We are committed to giving our students the very best opportunities, so 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 would like to find out how you or your organisation can support the Inspiration Fund, please contact Alice Page, Fundraising & Events Manager, at the David Ross Education Trust, by emailing apage@dret.co.uk


“The range and quality of extra-curricular opportunities offered to pupils is outstanding... The quality of music provision is exceptional. Pupils know how lucky they are to have such opportunities, because they make a significant contribution to pupils’ personal development and life experiences.”

Ofsted, Malcolm Arnold Academy, May 2018


“Pupils can take part in a raft of experiences to enhance their learning…. Cedar Road has had great success, winning the ‘Summer Cup’ at the David Ross Education Trust sporting festival. This event involved over 1,400 pupils and students from across the trust in the summer term 2017.”

Ofsted, Cedar Road Primary School, December 2017

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