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About CDAT

Chester Diocesan Academies Trust (CDAT) has a vision for the growth of thriving learning communities, that provide everyone with the opportunity to achieve to the very best of their gifts and abilities. Christian values and service are at the heart of all we do, as we help young people to develop excitement in learning.


• work in partnership with Chester Diocesan Board of Education, the education authority for the Diocese of Chester;

• are a multi-academy trust established to support schools across the Diocese of Chester;

• welcome interest in joining from all Church of England schools in the Diocese and others who wish to join our Christian organisation.

The Trust has overall responsibility for the education of the children and establishes a local governing body to oversee each school on a 'day to day' basis. Some members of the local governing body are appointed by CDAT and others are elected by parents.

Our Reach

Chester Diocesan Academies Trust covers the whole Diocese. The Diocese of Chester is responsible for churches and church schools in Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, the Wirral and parts of Derbyshire, Halton, Warrington, Trafford, Stockport, Tameside and Wrexham.