Welcome to the Bosco Catholic Education Trust

At present, we are a group of four schools in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton who have come together to work collaboratively for the benefit of all the children we serve.  Catholic schools across Sussex and the wider Diocese have a long tradition of working together to celebrate and share best practice, improving the life-chances of the wonderful 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 Sussex. 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.  As it was for St John Bosco, our patron, our overriding priority is that every child within our Trust is ‘known and loved’, feeling valued, nurtured and cherished for who are and having a sense of belonging to their school community.

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.

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

  • We work together to recruit, train, develop and retain teachers, support staff and leaders;
  • We share best practice and support one another with school improvement;
  • We are able to enhance services previously lost to schools through Local Authority cuts (particularly around SEN), providing some centrally and more cost effectively;
  • We have the flexibility to buy in services from our own chosen providers;
  • We are able to share resources and expertise across all our schools;
  • We work together closely and support each other to strengthen our Catholic schools


Every day is Open Day for us, so do please feel free to contact us to find out more, visit one of our schools or to work with us.

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.