Welcome from the CEO

I would like to thank you for your interest in the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust and welcome you to our website.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust (CMAT) was formed as part of a visionary approach to Catholic education across the Diocese of Nottingham. Originally the Our Lady of Lourdes CMAT brought together the 21 Catholic primary and secondary schools within Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City. By September 2022, all of the Catholic schools in Lincolnshire will have joined the OLoL family. We will then be a Trust of 36 Catholic schools, all benefiting from exceptional opportunities to share best practice and learn from each other.

We are, first and foremost, a CMAT and aim to provide an outstanding faith based education; we place the life, teachings and person of Jesus Christ at the centre of everything we do. Jesus taught us to put children first:

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

Our priority is to ensure the very best Catholic education for all young people in our community, whatever their circumstances. We will achieve this together, through a strategic approach to sharing best practice, effective challenge and support from a central standards and performance team and opportunities for high quality Initial Teacher Training and Continuing Professional Development offered by the CMAT’s Training Hub.

As St Irenaeus said, “The Glory of God is a human being fully alive.” My vision for our new Trust is that all of our children and young adults will be happy, safe and inspired to flourish spiritually, socially and academically so that they can ‘live life to the full’.

This is a really exciting time in education across our Diocese and it is a great privilege for us to be able to play a central role in shaping the all round education of the young people in the Our Lady of Lourdes CMAT. I really hope you will join us on the journey!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more about us.

James McGeachie
Chief Executive Officer
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust