David Ross Education Trust

Broadening Horizons


The David Ross Education Trust currently has over 30 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar and special schools. More schools are in the process of converting to academy status to join the Trust, and we opened our first free school in September 2014.

DRET operates regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so that they can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other.

Endike Primary Academy

Endike Primary Academy in Hull has a spectacular new building that opened in September 2012. As well as providing a fantastic learning environment for all pupils, Endike Primary offers greater opportunities by using the latest technology.

Endike is committed to continuous improvement whilst encouraging  positive ethos and values. It aims to give equal opportunities to all children and staff and continues to promote this positive vision through the school’s ever growing successes. 

Eresby School

Eresby is a small special school, based in the market town of Spilsby. The curriculum, teaching and ethos is designed to meet the needs of children and students who have Severe Learning Difficulties, or Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. We also cater for a number of pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Sensory Difficulties. Our pupils are aged between 2 and 19 years old.

Eresby is rated as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted, who praised the fact that pupils learn in a caring and affectionate atmosphere where they feel safe and are given the stability to achieve.

Fairfield Academy

Fairfield Academy is a primary school situated on the outskirts of Grimsby striving to ensure all children reach their full academic and social potential. Through support and encouragement they aim to develop lively enquiring minds and place great importance on encouraging pupils to become independent learners.

The school believes in learning through a thematic approach in order to enable pupils to make links with real-life and provides a broader understanding of the world in which they live. 

Falconer's Hill Academy

Falconer's Hill Academy is a Junior School in Daventry catering for children between the ages of 7-11.

The academy provides a fun, caring and stimulating environment and has a wide-range of balanced learning opportunities for all children. The aim is that every child will leave the academy as independent and responsible young people. The academy just launched the opening of their brand new outdoor learning environment, equipped with a pirate ship and mini golf area to help add to the pupil's enjoyment of learning.

Greenfields Primary School

Greenfields Primary School stands proud as the oasis in the community where every child has the right to succeed and feel proud of their individual achievements.

Greenfields is a happy, caring school located in Kettering, Northamptonshire. The staff team work hard to ensure that all pupils achieve the highest possible standards. Parents are encouraged to work together with the school in order to create stability and success for every pupil.

Havelock Academy

Havelock Academy has nearly 1000 pupils aged 11-18. Since it opened attendance at the academy has improved to 95% and GCSE rates have increased from 23% (A* - C including maths and English) to just under 50%. Enrichment is a key component of academy life, and over the last couple of terms the academy has welcomed Olympic athletes to help teach sport, the students have had books published on the area’s local history and there have even been themed banquets to help students live healthier lives. The academy has  moved into an £18 million new build.

Hogsthorpe Primary Academy
Hogsthorpe Primary Academy

Hogsthorpe Community Primary School was built in 1857 to serve the local community of Hogsthorpe. Our school is set on the edge of the village and adjoins the village playing field and Village Hall. We cater for children from the ages of 4 to 11 and, at present, our numbers have increased to over 70 children on roll. 

Humberston Academy

Humberston is an 11-16 Academy with capacity for 750 students. The Academy specializes in Maths and Computing and the ability of students on entry is slightly above the national average. Over the past 3 years the Academy has seen a significant increase in performance in GCSE results year on year and is one of the highest performing Academies in the Authority.  Humberston Academy joined the Trust in 2011.  The last Oftsed reports say that; "Students make an outstanding contribution to their community.

Ingoldsby Academy

Ingoldsby Academy is a rural mixed Primary School, for children from 4 to 11 years old with an Early Years setting.

 The academy believes that all pupils are entitled to the highest standard of education and provides an enriching and varied learning environment in which children are confident and happy.
King Edward VI Academy
King Edward VI Academy

King Edward VI, in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, opened as an academy in the autumn of 2012. Formerly a humanities college, King Edward VI is a bilateral academy – that is, a secondary school with a grammar stream in each year of entry – that, as with other schools in the Trust’s network, has a House system. Prior to opening, the academy underwent a wide-ranging refurbishment, with new sports facilities, landscaped garden areas and a new learning centre named The Spine, stocked with a whole new range of books and other learning material.


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