About Us

The Education Renaissance Trust (ERT) is an independent educational charity, registered with the Charity Commission in the UK.

We help and encourage schools and teachers who put spiritual values at the heart of education. To us, education is a spiritual calling. Education really happens when the divine is the inspiration for every lesson, not just the religious studies class. We include all faiths, and also people who are not members of any religion.

We believe a renaissance in education is needed, for the wellbeing of humanity. There are already many schools and teachers who inspire children with good and true principles for living. More of them are needed.

The Trust was founded in 1997 to support a group of schools around the world which share this view of education. The group is called the ‘St James family of schools,’ after the first school, St James School in London, which was founded in 1975. We continue to work closely with the group, and our work now includes many other schools, in many countries, and hundreds of teachers who share our values.

ERT works is in three main areas:

May all be happy
May all be free from disease
May all have well being
And none be in misery of any sort