Aquinas Church of England Education Trust

Life - Transforming - Learning Celebrating 10 years of Life - Transforming - Learning for all children and young people in our care

  • Transforming life chances
  • A distinctive and diverse community of academies
  • Christian values at the heart of all we do
  • Creating aspirational and hopeful futures
  • Strong, ambitious and committed leadership

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Welcome to theAquinas Church of England Education Trust

Kathy Griffiths	Chief Executive Officer Kathy Griffiths
Chief Executive Officer
At Aquinas, we work together so that our learners have an exceptional education; one where individuality is celebrated, talents are nurtured and progress is sustained from early years to Post 16.

Established in 2013, the Trust was founded as a natural development of positive relationships built between neighbouring Church of England schools; initially in the Bromley area. In November 2018, we added two community schools to our family, Rye College and Rye Community Primary School in East Sussex.

We have a shared vision of Life - Transforming - Learning that places our values at the heart of all we do. Our values, founded on Christian principles, have excellence at their heart. We invest in teaching and leadership so that we deliver highly effective learning across the Trust. We believe in learning from and growing through the rich diversity of backgrounds and beliefs.

All Schools within Aquinas collaborate to share their professional expertise and partner with the wider community so all can flourish. We take collective responsibility for those in our schools; working together to pool our energy to find solutions to problems that arise to remove barriers that may prevent success.

As the CEO, I am privileged to lead the Aquinas Trust and am immensely proud of the achievements of all our staff, children and young people. Aquinas is a dynamic and exciting place to learn because of the hopes and aspirations we have for the future and, quite simply, for the people within it and our commitment to                  Life-Transforming-Learning.