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Education Service News Item

Congratulations to Annecy on joining the Bosco Catholic Education Trust

Congratulations to Annecy Catholic Primary School in Seaford who, on 1 February 2019, joined the Bosco Catholic Education Trust. 

Bosco CET was the second Multi Academy Trust (MAT) in the Diocese, opening on 1 April 2017.  With Annecy's conversion to academy status, there are now three schools within the Trust.  Annecy becomes the 14th academy in Arundel & Brighton Diocese.  Academies currently make up 22% of state-funded schools in the Diocese.

Much hard work has gone into ensuring the Trust is set up to provide the best possible education for Catholic families in Sussex.  The other two schools in the MAT apart from Annecy are:  St Philip Howard Catholic High School, Barnham and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Worthing.   The CEO of the MAT is Dave Carter.

The Bosco Catholic Education Trust's website can be found here


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.