Our mission is to become a multi-academy trust of choice for the schools and families of the Chichester Diocese by supporting the academic, spiritual and professional needs of the whole community.

We aim to be a trust in which:

  • All children achieve and maximise their potential;
  • All schools improve and perform above national expectations;
  • All staff are supported and actively engage in continuing professional development;
  • The distinct Christian identity of each of our academies is maintained and celebrated;

Schools joining DCAT retain their own unique identity but benefit from a range of shared services and opportunities. Individual Local Governing Bodies, including parent representatives, continue to play an important role in the life of the school.

Each of our academies works with a Senior Education Leader [SEL] who is responsible for providing support and challenge to the school leadership team and local governing body. In addition, the DCAT team based in Church House work to support all our academies.

More information about what we expect of our academies can be found in our Scheme of delegation