Who are we?

Danes Educational Trust is a multi-academy trust working to develop optimistic, resilient learners and valued, empowered staff through local, national and global partnerships.

It was established as a multi-academy trust in June 2016, when St Clement Danes School, an outstanding school in Chorleywood, was asked to open a second school in South West Hertfordshire – Croxley Danes School. The Trust now comprises of nine schools St Clement Danes, Croxley Danes, Chancellor’s School, Onslow St Audrey’s School, De Havilland Primary School, Elstree Screen Arts Academy, Lanchester Primary School, Ascot Road Primary School and Jupiter Primary School.

Danes Educational Trust is led by Dr Josephine Valentine OBE and is based at St Clement Danes School. 

Please visit the rest of our website to learn more about our vision, our schools and the opportunities which exist to work within our trust.

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  • 09:52 - 20/09/2021 Our first DET Dispatch of the academic year welcomes our three new primary schools; Lanchester, Jupiter and Ascot Road. We hope you enjoy getting to know them. https://t.co/318QjeMT46
  • 05:59 - 17/09/2021 Congratulations to our prize winners at last night's Speech Day with thanks to our speakers Ms Rachel Brindley, Director Of Secondary Education , MP for SW Hertfordshire & Mr Martin Day Chair of Governors https://t.co/e0pLaNAvZh
  • DanesEdTrust Image10:14 - 17/09/2021 Following a joint Primary INSET on Talk for Writing, it was fantastic to see Year 1’s at Lanchester Primary School following a story map before writing a tale… Can you guess which tale? https://t.co/rK4bH4vx9S
  • DanesEdTrust Image03:48 - 15/09/2021 We have a new opening for a Science Technician at This is a great opportunity to work in new science labs in an extremely well resourced school. For more information see the link below. https://t.co/jgFC8OCL2f https://t.co/Rt0KI0GciD
  • DanesEdTrust Image09:45 - 10/09/2021 Welcome to Chris Marks who joins us as Director of Education (Primary), leading on school improvement across our primary schools & responsible for Safeguarding, Equality & Diversity & Inclusion across all phases. Chris, we are delighted you are making the difference with us. https://t.co/ouKMgXAFWn
  • 08:39 - 08/09/2021 Thank you so much for your time and expertise for DCHS, Chris and Louisa as we develop our collaborative and rich training offer in partnership with , and . What an early evening! https://t.co/cZ7bfLxMfY
  • DanesEdTrust Image05:06 - 08/09/2021 Overjoyed to host our first live cross-trust induction, welcoming over 70 colleagues from our nine schools. CEO Josie Valentine’s opening address reminds us of our responsibility to inspire and create joy https://t.co/CvKhgVSjxg