"Because we believe that every child has only one chance at a good education"

"Our mission is to provide high quality education within the context of Christian belief and practice so that every child can fulfil their academic potential and accomplish their individual goals"

Welcome to Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust (BDAT)

BDAT is a Bradford based multi-academy trust committed to providing high quality education for all the children in our schools through collaboration, challenge and targeted support. Our purpose is to maintain and drive rapid school improvements through shared best practice across our growing family of schools and partners.

Our pledge is to ensure that every student in a BDAT academy receives a happy high quality education, enabling their competence, confidence and character to thrive. Together we aim to teach and develop the students of today to become life long learners tomorrow and beyond.  We recognise that if our schools are to succeed, our teachers and school staff are our most valuable asset. We work hard to be the education employer of choice in Bradford.

We have lots of exciting opportunities within the Trust.  If you want the chance to join a Trust committed to developing the very best teachers and school staff in Bradford, you can find out more information here Working For BDAT Flyer.  Alternatively, you can send your CV for our perusal to barbara.blackham@bdat-academies.org

To find out more about the latest vacancies within BDAT schools, please go to:


We are currently looking for new Governors in our schools, for further details please click on the link below.

Governance flyer


See our latest tweets

We have vacancies for a Year 5/6 LSA with SEN experience at Oxenhope primary, an MFL teacher at Belle Vue Girls, plus many more opportunities to join Team BDAT. Click here to find out more https://t.co/9eZmJ1XjvR @OxenhopeCEPS @BVGAcademy @WeAreBDAT


Walking 200 miles for 200 breakfasts.... well done to all the staff at Christ Church Academy @TRJFProject @WeAreBDAT @fuelforschool @ChristAcad @Richard82543213 https://t.co/Rv3V7KPFBU

Great effort: https://t.co/vHdpvORz6M

There is nothing like a good story.... First Academy at St James "500 Words Story Writing Competition" next Tuesday 26th Feb sponsored by the National Literacy Trust. @Literacy_Trust @church_prim