About St Cuthbert's Academy

Who is the CMAT

St Cuthbert's Roman Catholic Multi Academy Trust is made up of a group of 8 schools including St Mary's College and 7 primary schools, St Mary Queen of Martyrs, Endsleigh Holy Child, St Vincents, St Richards, St Thomas More, St Anthonys and St Charles all working together to provide the best opportunities for every child. A core aspect of the collaborative working is to ensure good Catholic education for all, upholding the key mission of ensuring that Christ is at the centre of all of that we do.

Background to the Trust

The Trust, initially formed with the two schools of St Mary Queen of Martyrs and Endsleigh Holy Child to begin a journey to work within a close and established structure to maintain high standards of Catholic education. As part of this aim, the two schools have come together to sponsor a third school, St Vincent's in a shared journey to excellence. In January 2015 St Richard’s VC Academy joined the Trust, then in October 2017 we grew again! and now we have become a Catholic Multi Academy Trust offering exceptional education for pupils aged 3 - 19 years old.

The key strength of all of the schools is that they are all distinctive and rooted within their parish communities. We intend to maintain the distinctive nature of each of the schools whilst sharing recognised good practice across the board to build an established Trust of excellence.

Strengths and benefits

Benefits of being part of the Trust include:

  • Access to support to maintain and develop improvement in teaching and learning
  • Development of leaders and staff at all levels through collaborative working
  • Increased range of CPD
  • Opportunities for staff to experience and share in good practice in action
  • Creation of additional capacity in leadership
  • Opportunities to share in specialist staff
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities to further improve practice
  • Systematic approach to School Improvement
  • Opportunity to benefit from economy of scales in purchasing services and resources

Ultimately, the aim for the all the schools working together within the Trust is to develop staff at all levels within each of the schools to ensure consistently good practice is established and maintained.


The Trust has developed a very strong leadship team, lead by Mr Ged Fitzpatrick, this includes a large team directly supporting St Mary's College and 2 Executive Headteachers: Mrs Karen Siedle and Mrs Michelle Ryan who lead the Primary School clusters; each Primary school then has its own Head of School and local management team

We are committed to the principle of working together for the Common Good for the future of our Catholic Schools.

 Trust Policies - Please click on the policy to view

 Please view individual school's websites for their Safeguarding/Child Protection, Health & Safety, Complaints and Equality Policies (links to these are found within the Schools tab)

Academy Reserves Policy

Anti Fraud and Bribery Corruption Policy

 Travel and Subsistence Policy

Asset Register and Disposal Policy

Treasury Management Policy

Finance Policy

Declaration of Business Interests

Capability Policy

Complaints Policy



GDPR - Data Protection Policy

GDPR - Schools Record Management Policy

GDPR - Trust Privacy Notice


Health & Safety

Health and Safety Policy

Health & Safety Memo Policy and Strategy

Health & Safety Strategy St Cuthbert's 2018