Welcome to the Bosco Catholic Education Trust

At present, we are a group of two schools in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton who have recently come together to work collaboratively for the benefit of all the children we serve.

The cluster of Catholic schools within the Worthing and Cathedral deaneries have had a long tradition of working collaboratively for the benefit of all the children entrusted to our care. The aim of the Bosco Catholic Education Trust is to provide an education which is ‘second-to-none’ for all children within our two deaneries. 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 schools.

Catholic schools aim to provide a holistic education, recognising that every child is made in the image and likeness of Christ. We will 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.

Being part of the family of schools and the Bosco CET will bring significant benefits for example:

  • We will work together to train, develop and retain teachers, support staff and leaders;
  • We will have the ability to achieve economies of scale by being part of a larger buying group;
  • There will be opportunities for staff in all our schools to undertake joint training and share their expertise across schools;
  • We will be able to streamline services and provide them centrally and more cost effectively;
  • We will have the flexibility to buy in services from our own chosen providers;
  • We will be able to share resources across all our schools;
  • We will work together closely and support each other to strengthen our Catholic schools

For the last 5 years, I have been Head at St Philip Howard (SPH), an outstanding secondary school in Barnham, and on a day to day basis will continue to fulfil this role. I am really looking forward, however, to my additional role, working with the other schools, as Chief Executive Officer of Bosco CET. I hope you find the information on this website useful. As we get up and running, I’ll be sharing with you our successes and future plans.

Dave Carter
CEO - Bosco Catholic Education Trust

Mission Statement

´The Bosco Catholic Education Trust is a Christ-centred family of Catholic academies, within the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, working together as one body to provide an outstanding education for all. As Catholic schools, we endeavour to develop confident, compassionate and faithful young people. Through partnership, collaboration and mutual support, we seek to enable all those entrusted to our care to become the person God called them to be.´

“Serve the Lord joyfully”

Don Bosco

Bosco Catholic Education Trust is named after the founder of the Salesian Order, St John Bosco (usually known as Don Bosco). Don Bosco first established his ‘Oratario’ in Turin, Italy, in the 1840s on the principles of high educational standards and sound moral and religious education.

Don Bosco’s educational philosophy was rooted in his faith and has been summarised as ‘reason, religion and kindness’. Bosco CET aims to educate the children entrusted to our care with these three words in mind, focusing on their academic and spiritual development, modelling the values of love and forgiveness found in the gospel, in our dealings with them.

Don Bosco is remembered for many of his teachings but in particular his belief that ‘for young people it is not enough that they are loved, they must know that they are loved’. With this in mind, our aspiration is each child is known personally by staff and is well-supported throughout their time at any of the Catholic schools within the Bosco CET, to achieve to the very best of their abilities in a happy and positive environment.

Our Logo


Don Bosco believed that schools were more than just places to be educated, they were also a home for the children, providing shelter, love and a sense of belonging (particularly for the vulnerable, disadvantaged and homeless on the streets of Turin).

With that in mind, our logo represents both our Christian faith through the saving power of Jesus’ resurrection from the cross, as well as a shelter under which our Catholic communities find shelter, faith, family and friendship.