We believe that children and young people in our Catholic schools and colleges deserve the very best educational opportunities and life-fulfilling experiences, within communities which have the teaching of Christ and his Church at the centre.
To this end, in October 2016, the Trustees of the Diocese of Westminster approved the expansion and development of Catholic Academy Trusts (CATs) through the introduction of sets of clusters of local schools coming together to protect, secure and develop the Church's mission in education. These are in the spirit of 'families of local schools' within the wider diocesan education family. We anticipate this programme will take three to four years to implement.
This important step forward for Catholic education in our diocese seeks to ensure that every school and college sits within a network of collaboration such that each institution both gives and receives support.
Academy Strategy and Policy
Below is the Families of Schools: Implementation of Catholic Academy Trusts (CATs), published 1st September 2017. Please visit this page to check for updates in the coming months.
Interactive Family of Schools Maps
Every school in the diocese has been allocated to a family of schools, regardless of status or charism. All schools are welcome to be involved in any way possible to make the Catholic community work in collaboration and solidarity. Each school and college has been plotted according to its location within the family of schools based on the set criterion of its geographic location within its local authority and deanery.
The maps are interactive and, when the icon of the school is clicked, a set list of school details and statistics will appear.
To access these maps please follow the following links:
- Family 1: St Albans Family of Schools
- Family 2: Lea Valley & Stevenage Family of Schools
- Family 3: Watford & Harrow Family of Schools
- Family 4: Richmond, Hounslow & Surrey Family of Schools
- Family 5: Ealing & Hillingdon Family of Schools
- Family 6: Brent Family of Schools
- Family 7: Camden & Islington Family of Schools
- Family 8: Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham & Westminster Family of Schools
- Family 9: Hackney & Tower Hamlets Family of Schools
- Family 10: Barnet Family of Schools
- Family 11: Haringey and Enfield Family of Schools
Please note that these groups are subject to change and the numbers displayed are indicative. Any changes to these families of schools will be communicated first to Headteachers and Chairs of Governors before being published on this page.
Academy Project Board
Chair- Bishop +John Wilson
Members- Paolo Camoletto, John Asgain, Fr Michael Dunne, Vicki Hair (Browne Jacobson), JP Morrison, Sir Michael Wilshaw (St Mary's University), Prof Anne Moran (University of Ulster) and Joe Farrell (Department of Education)