David Ross Education Trust
David Ross Education Trust@DRETnews

About Us

We are a selective, co-educational day and state boarding school open to all with academic ability. Our priority is our students. We are determined to deliver the consistently outstanding education they deserve. 

We are a traditional Grammar School with our students being the focus of school. Our students achieve high academic success and as a school we take great pride in producing well-rounded, cultured individuals with a high level of social skills. The ethos of our school is based on the celebration of excellence in a caring, supportive environment which encourages pupils to achieve beyond their expectations and places strong emphasis on self-discipline, good manners and courtesy.


We are fortunate to have a highly qualified and dedicated staff committed to ensuring your child receives the best education possible. Investment in modern teaching facilities which supports the high quality of teaching and learning is a high priority for the school. Our Sports facilities are second to none, boasting an astroturf pitch, Sports Hall, tennis courts, cricket nets, Sports Pavilion and Climbing Wall. Our pastoral support team is very strong establishing a highly effective partnership between home and school. This extends into our Boarding House where we create a warm family atmosphere in which students from the local area and from different cultures and countries are happy and well cared for by a strong team of residential staff.


Our traditional grammar school curriculum is enhanced by a wide range of extra-curricular and enrichment programmes and enables our students to apply for the top courses at the top universities. We are proud of our school and its long record of past achievements but our focus is firmly on our current students, the challenges facing them and our responsibility to equip them to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world.