The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Lodge Park Academy

Lodge Park Academy understands the importance of a strong academic foundation. Our academy offers a diverse curriculum and enrichment offering to create well-rounded and confident students.


Enrichment is an important part of daily life at Lodge Park Academy

Lodge Park has strong links with the other academies in the David Ross Education Trust, and works closely with a range of other stakeholders to provide new experiences for students.

We have a full range of sporting enrichment and encourage students to participate for enjoyment as well as the health benefits that sport brings. It is our goal that students leave LPA having found an activity they can take into adulthood enabling them to lead a healthy lifestyle. Our PE department endeavour to ensure that the activities they offer are inclusive for all groups within the academy. We have Boccia clubs to support our SEND students culminating in competition at the DRET summer cup.

Students benefit from a range of co-curricular clubs and activities including visits to the ballet, opera and theatre. 

Aspiration is one of our values and we make sure we take students to visit universities, including the University of Nottingham, offering exciting enrichment opportunities. The University of Nottingham hosts events and inspirational days for students, educating them on their higher education options and inspiring them to achieve. The universities also help to continuously develop our staff and keep us up-to-date with new teaching methods.

As a David Ross Education Trust (DRET) academy we believe that enrichment can help to raise academic standards, enhance performance and most importantly teach life skills that will equip our students for an ever-changing world.

Examples of enrichment at LPA




What sort of skills does enrichment teach?

  • Determination to succeed
  • Teamwork
  • Winning and losing with grace
  • Respect for others
  • Tolerance
  • Confidence in yourself
  • A sense of fun and enjoyment
  • Creativity
  • Focus and attitude
  • Health benefits

The Trust has partnerships with a number of organisations that work with us to provide opportunities in music, drama, art and other cultural pursuits. These activities and events are designed to enhance their academic studies and to provide opportunities that many students may not otherwise have access to.

In addition, we hold regular careers and higher education events to make choosing the next steps easier and clearer for students of all abilities and interests.

Some of the partners with whom we have worked include the Nevill Holt Opera, Shakespeare Schools Festival, The Kalisher Trust, the University of Nottingham, the Outward Bound Trust and Lincoln Castle, to name a few…

For further information about the enrichment opportunities that are on offer please contact:

Shane Ward & Alex Green

Simon Toyne

To contact us please call Head office:
01476 566 801