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The Charter Schools Educational Trust

Transforming lives through the power of inclusive education

Welcome From the Chair

I’m delighted to welcome you to The Charter Schools Education Trust.

We are committed to transforming the lives of the young people in our community through the power of inclusive education. 

We run two secondary schools in Southwark, Southeast London. The first school, the Charter School North Dulwich at Red Post Hill, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, was founded in 2000 following a parent-led campaign. The second school, The Charter School East Dulwich, was recently rated as 'Good' by Ofsted and is already very highly regarded. The Charter East Dulwich was founded as a result of a successful, parent-led bid to the Department of Education, through the Free School programme.

Both schools reflect the Trust’s commitment to non-selective, co-educational learning, serving the diverse local communities in which they are based.

The original school, and therefore the Trust, took its name from the “Citizen’s Charter” – a major government initiative aimed at ensuring that public services were responsive to the citizens they served.

As an educational trust, our goals are to become a beacon of exceptional practice for inclusive education within and beyond our local community; to serve students in our community in Southeast London throughout their school careers, and to have the capacity and expertise to grow and sustain our family of schools.

John Godfrey
Chair of The Charter Schools Educational Trust