St Katherine’s School joins Cathedral Schools Trust (CST)

Cathedral Schools Trust is delighted to announce that St Katherine’s School in Ham Green has joined the multi-academy trust (MAT). The move means that Bristol and North Somerset schools can work closely together, sharing their expertise for the benefit of their pupils and other schools in the MAT.

CST was formed in 2016 and now comprises of Bristol Cathedral Choir School, St Katherine’s School, Cathedral Primary School, Headley Park Primary School and Victoria Park Primary School. The Trust is also set to open CST Trinity Academy, a new secondary school in north Bristol this September.

Neil Blundell, Executive Principal of Cathedral Schools Trust said,

“I am so pleased to welcome St Katherine’s into the Trust. There are so many things that we have in common and we are looking forward to collaborating over secondary school improvement and strategy over the coming months. Our schools have a great deal to benefit from working together.

St Katherine’s School has a track record of improving GCSE and A level results placing it in the top 100 most improved schools in the UK. The school has a strong pastoral ethos that focuses on making students feel secure so they can perform at their best. The school’s reputation and proximity to Bristol mean many of its pupils come from Bristol primary schools.

Justin Humphreys, Headteacher at St Katherine’s said,

“We are delighted to join Cathedral Schools Trust and are excited about the opportunities it gives us to share best practice, learn from each other and turn that knowledge and collaboration into improved experiences and benefits for our students and teachers.

We have great foundations to build on. Many of our students come from Bristol primary schools and a number are already part of the CST family. Plus, like other academies in the Trust, we are a thriving, diverse, school community that focuses on academic excellence and educating the whole child to help develop character to fulfil their future dreams and aspirations.”

Stephen Parsons, Chair of Cathedral Schools Trust stated:

“We are delighted that a school with such a strong reputation for quality education has joined the CST family. We all have much to gain from the partnership and are looking forward to working closely together going forward.”