Welcome to the Bosco Catholic Education Trust

At present, we are a family of five schools in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton who have come together to work collaboratively for the benefit of all children in the Catholic schools of Sussex. Our single purpose as a Catholic Education Trust is to serve schools in anything they need to provide a truly outstanding education for their children.

Catholic schools in Arundel and Brighton have a long tradition of working collaboratively. Bosco Catholic Education Trust was established in April 2017 to bring together more formally any Catholic schools within Sussex that wished to do so. The aim of the Bosco Catholic Education Trust is to provide an education which is second-to-none for all children within Sussex specifically and more widely, the Diocese. We seek to further enhance and strengthen the partnerships between our Catholic family of schools and to preserve and protect all that we value and cherish in our communities.

Catholic schools aim to provide a holistic education, recognising that every child is made in the image and likeness of Christ. We work tirelessly to enable our children to fulfil their God-given potential, supporting their spiritual, moral, social, cultural and physical development as well as setting uncompromising standards for their academic excellence. As it was for St John Bosco, we believe that all children should be ‘known and loved’ and challenged to become the person God called them to be.

Being part of the Bosco CET family of schools brings significant benefits for example:

  • - Genuine collaboration on learning and teaching to enhance existing practice;
  • - Excellent professional development and leadership opportunities for all staff;
  • - Support for Headteachers and Governing Bodies with both the strategic and day-to-day running of their school in whatever way they request;
  • - Reinstating services that schools may have previously lost, such as providing an Educational Psychologist, subject networking and advisory support;
  • - Providing specialist support for those in administrative roles, enabling effective collaboration with those in similar roles in other schools;
  • - Being able to procure services and negotiate contracts that more specifically meet the needs of our schools;
  • - Being able to save money and achieve economies of scale;
  • - Saving schools time on things that distract from learning and teaching and centralising some functions that are common to all schools;
  • - Being able to maintain the unique identity of each Catholic school, whilst benefiting from being part of something bigger;
  • - Working together closely to strengthen our Catholic ethos.

Bosco CET is accountable to the schools and their Governing Bodies in the Trust. We are here to serve them and, at a time of considerable challenge for individual schools, to lighten the load.

I hope you find the information on this website useful. Do please get in touch if you have any questions or wish to pay us a visit!

Dave Carter
CEO, Bosco Catholic Education Trust