About Our Trust
The Diocese of Hereford Multi-Academy Trust
A Light in the Hereford Diocese: Grace, Service & Family
In the field of education within our rural region, the Diocese of Hereford Multi-Academy Trust has a vocational mission of Grace and Service, which helps to support our families through strong education
3000 pupils in 15 academies
2 community schools
13 Church of England schools
2 secondary schools
13 primary schools
2 Executive Headteachers
We are a Church of England MAT, which stretches across Herefordshire, South Shropshire and Worcestershire. Formed in January 2014, the group of schools was originally called the Bishop Anthony Educational Trust, after the, then, Bishop of Hereford.
St Thomas Cantilupe CE Primary Academy, became the first school to join, in January 2014.
In January 2019 Diocesan Director of Education, Andrew Teale, took over as our Chief Executive and was completely restructured later that year.
It has a very strong Board of Directors and an effective central team, including a Chief Finance Officer. In 2019, we also changed the leadership structure in six of our academies, recruiting outstanding leaders with a proven track record of school improvement.
In the summer of 2019, our name was changed to
‘Diocese of Hereford Multi-Academy Trust’
Every inspection we have received since then has been positive.
We work increasingly closely with the various Diocese of Hereford teams, and we exist to help ensure that every child in our region has access to a great education. We are not there yet, but we continue to develop and grow with each new season.
We believe in the power of collaborating schools that work in partnership to improve the education system together.