Academies

Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.  Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:4-5

Vision

Education in the diocesan family of Catholic academies and schools is about enabling children and young people to reach their true potential. Our vision is based on answering the fundamental question posed by Pope Benedict XVI: 'What kind of person would you really like to be?' Working together, we aim to provide a rounded education for the whole person.

Academy Conversion – Pack for Schools

The decision to create a small number of Multi Academy Trusts, known as Catholic Education Trusts (CETs) was taken by Bishop Richard and our Board of Trustees in 2015. It was agreed at the outset that diocesan trusts would be collaborative ventures, providing excellent educational opportunities and life-fulfilling experiences within Christ-centred communities.

During the academic year 2015/2016 seven primary schools and two secondary schools from Woking and Weybridge deaneries worked closely with the Diocesan Education Service (DES) and Diocesan Academies Partnership Committee (DAPC). On the 1st September 2016, our first CET, now known as Xavier Catholic Education Trust, was launched.

Today, Xavier serves all Surrey Catholic schools wishing to become academies. Bosco Catholic Education Trust, the second diocesan trust, opened just seven months after Xavier and serves Catholic schools in Sussex.

Each Trust is led by experienced Headteachers and a Trust Board of Foundation Directors, appointed by Bishop Richard. Both Xavier and Bosco follow the example and teachings of Christ, providing an outstanding Catholic education for all children in their care.

Academy Conversion – Pack for Schools

The decision to create a small number of Multi Academy Trusts, known as Catholic Education Trusts (CETs) was taken by Bishop Richard and our Board of Trustees in 2015. It was agreed at the outset that diocesan trusts would be collaborative ventures, providing excellent educational opportunities and life-fulfilling experiences within Christ-centred communities.

During the academic year 2015/2016 seven primary schools and two secondary schools from Woking and Weybridge deaneries worked closely with the Diocesan Education Service (DES) and Diocesan Academies Partnership Committee (DAPC). On the 1st September 2016, our first CET, now known as Xavier Catholic Education Trust, was launched.

Today, Xavier serves all Surrey Catholic schools wishing to become academies. Bosco Catholic Education Trust, the second diocesan trust, opened just seven months after Xavier and serves Catholic schools in Sussex.

Each Trust is led by experienced Headteachers and a Trust Board of Foundation Directors, appointed by Bishop Richard. Both Xavier and Bosco follow the example and teachings of Christ, providing an outstanding Catholic education for all children in their care.

Documents & Policies

The documents in this section cover all aspects of the Academies programme. They include a range of diocesan policy and strategy including the Scheme of Delegation and Memorandum of Understanding, with illustrative documents and links to useful websites. Please contact the Director of the Education Service, Marie Ryan, if you would like information on becoming an Academy.

Model Scheme of Delegation & Memorandum of Understanting documents are currently under review. Please contact Marie Ryan for information in the first instance.