St. Annes

The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust

The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust is a group of schools serving communities across North and West Yorkshire. Our twelve schools, two secondaries and ten primaries, work together to educate more than 4,800 pupils.

In doing this, we aim to fulfil our mission of Working together as a true family of schools to offer the best possible high quality Catholic education, enabling the spiritual, moral, intellectual and personal development and well-being of all our pupils, to help sustain high quality Catholic education for families within our area.

The Trust has already had a significant impact and will continue to improve further the education of our students. Our schools recognise the considerable benefits that come from belonging to networks of excellence that provide support and development to staff throughout their career, from their Initial Teacher Training to preparing to be the next generation of school leaders. Being members of the Trust has formalised this collaboration between schools, sharing a vision to provide the best possible Catholic Education for all of our pupils, ensuring that our partnership is strategic, structured and resilient, forged from a common vision of serving our local communities.

This is an exciting time for all the schools involved, ensuring that we provide a wide variety of opportunities for all of our pupils. I am privileged, as Trust Chief Executive, to lead such a strong, dedicated team, to embrace schools into the Trust, thus fulfilling the Bishop’s vision to provide a collaborative framework of schools, who work together for the benefit of all the young people within the Diocese.







Darren Beardsley, CEO, Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust

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Directors of the Trust

The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust Directors (link to BWCAT)



Registered address

The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust

Bradford Road


West Yorkshire

LS29 6AE

Telephone number: 01943 883012


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BWCAT Memorandum of Association 10th Feb 2022 Download
BWCAT Annual Report and Financial Statements 2021 10th Feb 2022 Download
BWCAT Master Funding Agreement 10th Feb 2022 Download
Articles of association the bishop wheeler catholic academy trust 10th Feb 2022 Download
Scheme of Delegation SJFCHS 10th Feb 2022 Download