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Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust (BDAT)

The Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust is a Church of England primary and secondary school trust serving a number of faith and non-faith Academies in both the West Yorkshire and the Dales diocese and the Bradford Local Authority area. The Trust was set up in 2012 by a board of volunteers, with a view to support a number of primary and secondary academies across the diocese, and has been experiencing steady growth since.

BDAT operates a light-touch policy across all its schools, working in direct cooperation with each Academy to develop collaborative processes and structures, ensuring all of the schools within the Trust are able to work together and that the values and practices held by BDAT are present across the board. Through this cooperative effort, particularly at challenging times in each Academy’s existence, BDAT hopes to ensure the pupils at each of its schools continue to receive the best possible education and to be guided towards a bright future.

To find out more about BDAT, or to request information about the Trust, please click here.

Press Release – 5th September 2016

Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust (BDAT) starts the new academic year by opening two further secondary academies in Bradford. To read the full press release, please click here.

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

For further details / information, please click on the links below:-

BDAT – Contact Us

BDAT Website

BDAT Board of Trustees

BDAT Annual Report and Audited Accounts

BDAT’s Master Funding Agreement

BDAT Memorandum and Articles of Association

BDAT Policies

BDAT Scheme of Delegation

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Jenny Wallwork- Commonwealth Silver Medallist in Badminton
Apr 30 all-day

Jenny Wallwork- Commonwealth Silver Medallist in Badminton will be in school for our sponsored event.

Coffee Morning
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Coffee Morning- more info to follow.

Fathers Day Shop Wrapping
Jun 6 all-day

Mrs Louch would like some help from our ‘St. James Heroes!’ to wrap Fathers Day Presents.