Russell Education Trust


The Russell Education Trust (RET) is a not-for-profit charitable trust. It is sponsored by EL (RET) Community Interest Company, an educational consultancy that worked in partnership with a number of outstanding schools and academies to support the implementation of best practice in schools nationally.

RET works with parents, communities, and diocesan authorities to establish and run schools.  RET schools are inclusive comprehensives with the highest possible academic standards, serving their locality and working as part of their local family of schools. Both RET, and the founding groups with whom they work, are firmly resolved that RET schools will all be judged to be good or outstanding by Ofsted and their communities within two years of opening; this has been the case with all five schools inspected.

For more information about RET's other free schools, please follow the links :

  • Bristol Free School (established Sept 2011)
  • Kings School Hove (established Sept 2013)
  • St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School (established Sept 2013)
  • Turing House School (established Sept 2015)

RET is based in Teddington. Contact details are given below:

1 Park Road, Teddington TW11 0AP

Tel: 0330 363 9880