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BDAT (Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust) was founded in 2012 to support and sponsor Church of England Academies and other schools in Bradford on behalf of the Diocese of Leeds. We work with our schools to provide a network of support and challenge, so working together we can achieve our vision of improved outcomes and results for our children and young people.

The Church of England (CofE) has been providing education and schooling to children and young people across England for over 200 years.  Approximately 1 million children attend CofE schools and about 15 million people alive today went to a CofE school in the UK.  Children only get one chance of a good education – we believe every child matters and every child deserves the best education we can offer.

About BDAT:

BDAT’s (Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust) mission is “to provide education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice”. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, the added experience and learnings of Christian values can offer to the development of all our pupils’ education and personal lives.

In practice, as a Trust, we seek to work with and alongside the schools in our Trust to provide a good quality of education to all children in our schools. We believe every child only gets one chance at education and they have a right to a good education.  The Trust does this through operating a light touch support role for schools at times of challenge and by establishing collaborative structures and processes to enable our schools to work together and share good practice.  As our family of schools continues to grow, we continually strive to develop our structures and processes to ensure our schools are well supported and happy places to learn and to work.  We aim to be both school and an Employer of Choice.

The BDAT family currently consists of seventeen schools; thirteen primaries and four secondaries.

BDAT People:

Find out more about BDAT People and the support and career development offered to our staff here.


If you would like to contact BDAT or have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Contact details for general enquiries or complaints:

By email: info@bdat-academies.org
By telephone: (01274) 909120

By post:
Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust
2nd Floor, Jade Building
Albion Mills
Albion Road
BD10 9TQ

Board of Trustees

Board Structure

BDAT Articles

Annual Report and Audited Accounts

Financial Accounts

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