The Russell Education Trust (RET) is a not-for-profit charitable trust. It is sponsored by Education London (EL), an educational consultancy that works in partnership with a number of outstanding schools and academies to support the implementation of best practice in schools nationally. EL were the DfE's sole Education Services Provider (2007–2011) for the much respected London Challenge programme; and now works with the Welsh Government and schools and academies across England and Wales.
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.
For more information about RET's other free schools, please follow the links below:
For testimonials from parents and students at Bristol Free School follow this link.