Welcome to our Trust

We are immensely proud of our academies and, although we all work in different contexts, we share the common goal to give every child an excellent Catholic education.

As a single Trust, we are able to share expertise across our academies so that children in both primary and secondary education can access a high quality of expertise and a carefully planned learning experience, enabling everyone to thrive, regardless of their starting points.

Our Trust was formed in September 2018 to preserve, maintain and develop Catholic education in the areas served by our academies, and is one of three Multi Academy Trusts within the Diocese of Nottingham.

We are committed to providing the highest quality of education for every child and young person in our care. For us it is a wonderful opportunity, indeed a privilege, working with a team of over 1,200 staff and in excess of 200 volunteers to shape the future of Catholic education for more than 8,000 children and young people across the Trust.

Inspired by the life, message and example of Jesus Christ and in the words of our patron, St Ralph Sherwin, doing this “today rather than tomorrow” is our aim, providing extensive continuing professional development for our staff to grow and develop so that, as role models to the children they teach, we encourage a culture of lifelong learning.

As a family of Catholic academies, we see every child created in the likeness of God, with a mission to make the world a better place. In order to achieve this, we know we must not only offer every child the very best education possible, but more than this, that we must instil in every one of our pupils a deep sense of love and service to others.

As parents, you can be assured that we will care for your children as if they were our own and that we will shape and challenge them to go out and transform the world.

We lead by the example of our namesake, Saint Ralph Sherwin, a martyr who risked all for his faith, seeking to do the Lord’s will “today rather than tomorrow”.