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St John Rigby Catholic Primary School

St John Rigby
Catholic Primary School


Bedford Catholic Schools have been serving the Bedford community for over fifty years. The St Francis of Assisi Academies Trust was formed in April 2013, along with St Joseph's & St Gregory's Primary and St Thomas More Secondary, when the schools became a Multi Academy Trust (MAT).

We are now part of a new family of Catholic schools, currently bringing together Primary and Secondary schools in the northern part of the Diocese of Northampton

OLICAT Schools has been formed with the merger of St Thomas of Canterbury Academy Trust, St Luke’s Academy Trust and the Bedford Catholic Schools. 

Mr Bishop, our Strategic Executive Lead, is leading a central OLICAT Schools Trust team with regional teams in Bedford, Corby and Northampton. A larger family of schools opens up exciting opportunities. It also allows governors and staff to collaborate and share best practice and ensure that every single child in our care is provided with the best possible education and life skills. 

Our sister trust in the Diocese, St Thomas Catholic Academies Trust (STCAT), comprises of the Catholic academies in Luton, Central Bedfordshire and Slough. 

Through the Inspirit Teaching School, the Trust leads in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and head teachers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school-to-school support.


Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Academies Trust (OLICAT Schools)
Central Trust Offices
c/o St Thomas More Secondary School
Tyne Crescent
MK41 7UL


Strategic Executive Lead - Mr Tony Bishop

Tel: 01234 334635

Twitter: @OlicatSchools
Facebook: OLICAT Schools


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