drb Schools and Academies Limited

drb Schools and Academies is a highly professional organisation which provides schools, academies and academy sponsors with high level strategic financial management services.

Our team of highly skilled consultants are all experts in working within the education sector and act as your trusted adviser by adding the specialist skills and capacity to your team...

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drb Ignite Limited

drb Ignite supports all educational settings including nursery, primary, secondary and special schools and academies whether as individuals or as part of a cluster, federation, trust or wider partnership.

As a private company with public sector values, drb Ignite holds the achievement and well-being of children and young people at the core of its commitment to high quality services and products.

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drb Ignite
Multi Academy Trust Limited

The drb Ignite Multi Academy Trust has been established for the advancement and benefit of education.

The Trust intends to grow a family of schools that are dynamic and successful places for children and adults to learn, develop and grow.

As a MAT family of schools we share values that are critical to our vision and approach...

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Academy Trust

drb Learning

drb Learning organises over 200 seminars for headteachers, senior leaders, teachers and school business managers throughout the academic year.

  • Each seminar is designed to address key topics that are current, and that challenge schools and academies
  • Course leaders, both external and internal are especially chosen for their depth of knowledge and understanding of specific topics...
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drb Marketing

drb Marketing are specialists in supporting all schools, academies and free schools with the full spectrum of marketing and design solutions including:

  • Strategic Marketing and messaging
  • Branding and re-branding
  • Community relations
  • Web site: design and build
  • Prospectus and stationery
  • Internal and external signage
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drb Visual

drb Visual works in close partnership with SMART Technologies to deliver the most up to do date and relevant solutions to support classroom / collaborative learning using the most up to date technologies, including:

  • Interactive displays
  • Collaborative learning software
  • Professional development and training
  • Consultancy
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The drb Group

The drb Group is a dynamic and forwardthinking organisation that provides the education sector with a wide range of critical professional services, all from a single source.

Operating throughout the UK, we pride ourselves on our long-term customer focused relationships and commitment to excellence.

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Central Children's University (CU Trust) contact Carolyn Lloyd

"Children can only aspire to what they know exists ...!"

As part of drb’s Corporate Social Responsibility commitments and support to the wider Midlands community, The drb Group is very proud to be managing the Central CU Trust, (Registered Charity no. 1160033) working with the Coventry, Warwickshire, Solihull, Worcestershire and Birmingham Children’s University Centres. The Central CU Trust will increase the capacity of Children’s University Centres across the area. This will be achieved by the sharing of expertise, good practice, resources and strengthening of partnerships across the regions, and drb’s support is on a ‘not for profit’ basis.

drb was instrumental in setting up the Central CU Trust to support the National Children’s University’s mission and to ensure the sustainability and future of regional CU Centres.

Children’s University promotes social mobility by providing high quality out of school hour’s activities to children aged 5-14 years. At the heart of its work is the ambition to raise aspirations, boost achievement and foster a love of learning so that all young people can make the most of their abilities and interests.

Our aim, in particular is to reach children and young people facing socio-economic disadvantage by promoting activities in areas of deprivation. Students choose to engage in our activities which look and feel different from school learning experiences. We award students for their completed learning hours with Graduation Ceremonies held in university settings.

Over the last five years National Children’s University Graduates have contributed to over 2.5 million hours of voluntary learning, and many children have become proud and confident learners. The National Children’s University is managed through a network of over 90 regional Children’s University Centres in England, including the Service Children’s Education Schools CU.

The Central CU Trust is the first of its kind in the UK and it is envisaged that this will become the model for other Children’s University Centres as it seeks the best models and practices to ensure sustainability.

Please contact us on 0121 718 7081 or email carolyn_childrensuniversity@centralcutrust.co.uk and visit www.childrensuniversity.co.uk for further information.


The drb Group is a dynamic organisation that provides schools, academies and colleges with a range of crucial services, all from a single source.

Based in Birmingham and operating throughout the Midlands, drb Schools and Academies Limited specialises in the provision of high quality strategic financial management support to schools, academies, free schools and academy sponsors.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic and forward thinking organisation, please email your CV to: Careers at The drb Group

Get in touch

The drb Group
5 The Courtyard, Buntsford Gate
Business Park, Buntsford Hill,
Bromsgrove, B60 3DJ

T:  0121 333 3132

E:  info@thedrbgroup.co.uk

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