The Educational Research Trust is a British charity based in Harrow.
It was founded in 1985 by John Marks and Caroline Cox (now Baroness Cox), who were its co-directors, to improve standards in schools. The Trust was consulted about the drafting of the 1988 Education Reform Act, which introduced the National Curriculum, grant-maintained schools and City Technology Colleges.
The Trust's main charitable objects as listed on documents lodged with the Charities Commission are:
The charity's trustees are Mrs Jessica Douglas-Home, Professor Roger Scruton, and Mr L. Norcross. The organisation's directors are Dr John Marks, a former Professor of the private University of Buckingham and Baroness Cox. They are both also directors of the Centre for Social Cohesion.