The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Charles Read Academy

We seek to broaden the horizons of each and everyone of our students encouraging academic excellence and transferable life skills enabling all to become effective members of our 21st century society.

CRA Top ‘New Year Cup’ Leader board


We have done it. Charles Read Academy have been crowned champions of the DRET New Year Cup for the most Km’s covered per head, out performing 32 other academies across the DRET Network.

In addition to this we also finished 2nd overall for the total distance covered overall which is a fantastic achievement.

This is a real display of togetherness which shows the impact our community can have when we come together as 3 houses but 1 united community.

Thank you to students and staff who participated throughout January, contributing to the 250+ submissions we entered.

A big shout out to Mr Addlesee and Mrs Garton who submitted an entry every day, becoming prestigious members of the ‘New Year Cup’ 31 club (number of days in January).