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The Diocese of
Westminster Academy Trust

Diocese of Westminster


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 Academy Strategy and Policy document (December 2016). 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. 

Diocese of Westminster Education Services Academies Page