The Future of Education

Northampton Diocese has chosen the Multi-Academy Trust model for our schools as we believe this builds upon already strong partnerships between schools.    We have been committed to this model since the Diocesan Trustee decided that in the light of the current political agenda  all our schools would seek academy status.  

Further information about how MAT's are structured and governed can be found in the National College of Teaching and Leadership publication Governance in Multi-Academy Trusts.

There are currently five Multi-Academy Trusts in our Diocese:

In February 2019, Bishop Peter and the Trustee agreed to the formation of two new MATs to enable the diocese to bring more schools together.  It is Bishop Peter's expectation that Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Academy Trust will comprise all schools in Northamptonshire, Bedford and Milton Keynes and that St Thomas Catholic Academy Trust will comprise all schools in Central Bedfordshire, Luton, Buckinghamshire and Slough.  These new MATs will be formed in 2020 and replace the five listed above.

We are currently recruiting Foundation Directors.   The MAT Board is made up of Directors who act to set the strategy of the MAT, uphold its legal position and hold the individual academies to account.  Directors are registered at Companies House and are bound by such legislation.

If you would like further information about supporting your local academy, please contact Debbie Main at or 01582 723312  


We have collected some useful documents to help with Academy conversion have a look at the list below: