Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Hanging Stones Art Project

Hanging Stones is an ongoing project by Andy Goldsworthy in the North Yorkshire Moors, commissioned by the David Ross Foundation. It is intended that up to ten existing buildings, all in varying states of disrepair, will be rebuilt as contemporary artworks, addressing our relationship with the landscape today.  They will be connected by a six-mile walk encompassing Northdale, near Rosedale Abbey.
Hanging Stones has been conceived as a single artwork – the walk between each building is as much a part of the artwork as the buildings themselves. The walk will include completed houses as well as the sites of works yet to be made. To date, four houses have been completed: Hanging Stone House, Redwall, Job’s Well and Hither House. The remaining houses are works in progress.

Thursday, 6 December 2018


Bobby Moore’s close friend and team-mate opens new state-of-art secondary school alongside David Ross, the school’s sponsor and they even played a bit of football with the pupils.
At the opening event, Sir Geoff spoke to students and guests from the local community about the significance of the new school being named in Bobby Moore’s honour, as well as the World Cup winning captain’s values.   
Bobby Moore Academy’s primary and secondary schools, will provide an outstanding education to more than 1,500 children and in 2022 the school’s Sixth Form will open allowing students to study for their A-levels.  
David Ross, Sponsor and Chairman, of the David Ross Education Trust, said“Our vision for Bobby Moore Academy was to create a lasting legacy from London 2012.  Ours is a new school with a traditional focus on academic excellence, mutual respect, and a belief in the importance of creating opportunities that allow our students to experience all that life has to offer outside of the classroom. 

Thursday, 5 July 2018


DRF is very proud to launch the new theatre designed by Stirling prize winning architects Witherford Watson Mann. “The transformation of Nevill Holt Opera in Leicestershire brings a touch of Glyndebourne to the Midlands and is a unique celebration of music, landscape and the English country house” 
William Cash

Thursday, 9 November 2017

The Bryan Adams Foundation

 A collaborative project with The Bryan Adams Foundation, The David Ross Foundation and Foster & Partners saw the redevelopment of the playground at Ashburnham Primary School in Chelsea.  This gives a wonderful all weather play surface and fantastic play equipment to this inner city school allowing outdoor adventures and learning all year round.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

David Ross Education Trust: A world-class education

The David Ross Education Trust is a network of unique and diverse academies, working with with 34 primary and secondary academies across the East Midlands, Yorkshire, the East of England and London.

As a leading multi-academy trust, we are committed to giving every student attending one of our schools a world-class education.

For more information please visit www.dret.co.uk

Friday, 22 September 2017

David Ross Education Trust Summer Cup 2017

The David Ross Education Trust's Summer Cup 2017 was a festival of competitive sport attended by over 1,500 students and a host of elite athletes. This year's special guests included Sir Steve Redgrave, Colin Jackson CBE, RCrista Cullen MBE, Goldie Sayers, and Joe Roebuck to name a few.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

NPG Director Nicholas Cullinan with newly appointed Chair David Ross

DRF is delighted to announce that David Ross has become the new Chair of the Board of Trustees at the National Portrait Gallery.
Dr Nicholas Cullinan said : “ David’s passion and commitment to the arts and keen interest in education and inspiring the young will prove invaluable as we embark on our ambitious plans to reach out to new audiences across the UK.”
DRF supports a number of organisations and projects across a range of artistic fields and is an ardent supporter of providing greater access to the arts for all.