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.