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Welcome from our CEO

The St Benedict Catholic Academy Trust was formed in December 2022 and officially opens in April 2024. We currently consist of two large secondary academies and two primary academies serving nearly 3000 children within the Archdiocese of Southwark.

Our trust was formed with our founding schools following years of high-quality, strong, collaborative partnership work across these schools and many more. Over the coming months we will be warmly welcoming more schools from the South East London area into the Trust.

The Trust has 5 Members, led by the Archbishop, and a Board of Directors, of which the Foundation Directors are appointed by the Archbishop. We work in close partnership with the following:

Archdiocese of Southwark Education Commission

All Leaders in our Trust are committed to providing the highest quality of education for every child and young person we serve, and we aim to ensure that every child and young person benefits from the strengths from within the Trust and beyond.

The young people across our Trust deserve Catholic excellence and a curriculum that allows their fullest expression and formation. We are inspired by our Patron St Benedict to ‘listen with the ear of our heart’ whilst being driven by our mission. We believe that our family of schools are the future of Catholic education and commit to sharing with and learning from others.

The schools in our Trust lay the foundations for all of our children to seek academic and spiritual growth. Each school seeks to improve the life chances of every child by raising their aspirations, equipping them with the qualifications, knowledge and skills they need to flourish as human beings and make a meaningful contribution to their community.

The Trust was formed following years of high-quality, strong, collaborative partnership work across the founding schools and many more.

The St Benedict Catholic Academy Trust vision is, as a family of schools to be a beacon of exceptional Catholic education. Our mission is inspired by the Trust Patron St Benedict, to live, learn, pray and celebrate together. Our community of Catholic schools are committed to ensuring that each child realises their God given gifts. Our strong sense of community promotes Gospel values which inspire students to make a positive contribution to society.

This is a really exciting time in education across our Diocese and it is a great privilege for us to be able to play a central role in shaping the all round education of the young people in the St Benedict Catholic Academy Trust

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more about our Trust