Trust Development

Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust is a large cross-phase MAT in Bradford. As of January 2020, we have 17 open academies – four secondaries and 13 primaries. We provide education for over 8,500 students and employing nearly 1,500 teachers and support staff, with a budget of £54m.

We work with schools of all different contexts and backgrounds, including good and outstanding schools and we support schools in special measures. We recognise that each of our schools is unique and value their differences and the communities they represent.

The next stage of the journey for BDAT is set out in our three year plan 2019 – 2022 “From Growth to Great” agreed by the Board in April 2019.

This plan sees a deliberate move for the Trust away from being driven by growth and numbers to focussing on being a great Trust and great employer. The three year strategy is underpinned by a one year annual delivery plan for 2019-20 setting out the plans and priorities for the coming year.


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Some strange news. Just become a Head as of today. Would love to have advice/sounding boards? Any recommendations or people willing to help? Hope I can give back as much as I receive! #slt #edutwitter

Well done @DavidHorn15 You would get our vote 🤞👍

Like many we had made plans to ensure ours families had access to food over the hols as it was the right decision. Pleased the govt is supporting us to make this happen. When this is all over these small gestures to some will have made a big difference to those who most need it