David Ross Education Trust

Our mission is to give every child attending one of our schools a world-class education.



Our academies continue to improve the outcomes for our students at Key Stage 4.

A shining example of this is Humberston Academy. The Grimsby based academy has now been named the top performing secondary school in North East Lincolnshire for the second year in a row.

After consistently outperforming the national average for student progress, in 2017 80% of students achieved the new measure in GCSE English, while 78% of students achieved the same standard in GCSE Maths.

Across our academies, we have also celebrated many outstanding individual GCSE performances that show just how talented our students are.

At Havelock Academy top performer, Andrew Hill, achieved a Grade 9 in English Literature and Maths, four A*s and three As.

He said: “I am really happy with my results, particularly my English Literature and Maths. I am so proud of myself for achieving these grades.” 

Identical twins Lundrim and Erblin Shabani were also among the top achievers, gaining an impressive 12 A*s and As between them, with Lundrim securing a Grade 9 in English Language and Erblin achieving Grade 9 in Maths.

Lundrim said: “I am absolutely speechless. It is a great feeling knowing that all of the hard work throughout my time at Havelock has paid off.”

Skegness Grammar School’s Lucas Gartshore stole the show when he swept the board with the very best grades in every subject he took. This included the new Grade 9 in English Language, English Literature and Maths as well as seven A*s.

After receiving his GCSE grades, Lucas said: “I am overwhelmed with these results. It seems that all of the hard work and effort has paid off, as my grades are better than I could have ever imagined. I am looking forward to completing my A levels in Maths, Further Maths and Chemistry at Skegness Grammar School.”

Malcolm Arnold Academy’s Victoria Godwin was also celebrating when she achieved a Grade 9 in English Language, Grade 8 in English Literature and Grade 7 in Maths as well as five A*s and two As. The top performing student is now studying at Skegness Grammar School’s Sixth Form after being awarded a David Ross Education Trust scholarship.

She commented: “I am so happy with my results. After all the hard work and effort I put in, to achieve these outcomes means so much to me. I can’t wait for the next stage in my life and the adventures that await me.”

William Greenhalgh, a top performing student from Charles Read Academy, secured a suite of outstanding grades in order to take up his scholarship to join the Sixth Form at the prestigious Uppingham School.