Being a part of the Xavier Catholic Education Trust

St Thomas of Canterbury became an academy by Order of the Secretary of State for Education on 1st September 2019.

At that point we became a member of the Xavier Catholic Education Trust.

The other schools in the trust are schools are:

  • Holy Family Catholic Primary School
  • St Hugh of Lincoln Catholic Primary School
  • St Augustine Catholic Primary School
  • St Charles Borromeo Catholic Primary School
  • St Alban’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Anne’s Catholic Primary School
  • Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School
  • Salesian Catholic Secondary School
  • St John the Baptist Secondary Catholic School
  • The Marist Catholic Primary School
  • St Cuthbert  Mayne Catholic Primary School
  • St Polycarp’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School
  • St Peter’s Catholic School
  • St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School

The Xavier Catholic Education Trust was established in 2016 and all of its family of schools work together to provide the best possible education for all the 5550 children whom we serve. Our strap line is ‘Striving for Excellence’ and we aim to do everything possible to ensure…

  • Every child will receive an excellent education
  • We will recruit, develop and retain the best people
  • We will support our schools by providing exceptional central services
  • Our Catholicity is at the core of everything we do
  • We are financially robust and provide value for money
  • We will maintain high levels of service whilst expanding


For more information please see the Xavier website:   https://www.xaviercet.org.uk/

If you would like to contact the Trust please email info@xaviercet.org.uk


Annual Reports and Accounts and Executive Pay

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Statutory Reports

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