What we do

Head office

Education Development Trust's head office is in Reading in south-east England and has been for 25 years. Home to the organisation’s support teams such as HR and Finance, it is also a base for selected UK programmes as well as some of our international work.


Our specialist educationalists are supported by a network of experienced project managers, robust financial frameworks and fit-for-purpose IT solutions. Mobilising for new contracts and ensuring the smooth running of existing contracts, Education Development Trust's Reading team apply their range of skills to make sure our solutions are sustainable and efficient.

Technical assistance in low- and middle-income countries

From Reading, we also co-ordinate the deployment of our expert technical assistance to low- and middle-income countries. Our global resourcing team is dedicated to supporting and mobilising our specialist associate consultants so they can provide strategic advice and technical assistance to governments and institutions across the globe.

Multi-academy trust

The central CfBT Schools Trust team is based in our Reading head office. Educationalists and data experts work alongside finance, HR and property services professionals to ensure that every school in the trust has the full range of support systems to run efficiently and effectively.

Transforming lives with educational research

Also based in Reading is Education Development Trust's research team. Each year, part of any surplus generated by our charity is invested into our programme of educational research – and our research is available to download for free on the website. Joining forces with other leading organisations such as UNICEF and the British Council, as well as working with our own schools, our research team helps to ensure that education practice is truly research informed.

Head office

Highbridge House

16-18 Duke Street, Reading

Berkshire RG1 4RU