About Us

The Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST) is a not for profit multi-academy trust which was set up in July 2012 to provide a suitable vehicle for schools in the Oxford Diocese area to come together in a multi-academy Trust.  Open to both convertor academies and those requiring sponsorship, the Trust’s objects also allow for community schools to join.  Already containing a mix of former VA and former VC church schools, we aim to offer a meaningful partnership built on the Christian principles of fellowship, where schools can share best practice, and work in support of one another, with the added benefit of the central resource which the Diocese itself can provide.

The Trust is open to both primary and secondary schools across the Diocese. Central support services include school effectiveness support, adviser time to enhance collective worship, RE and aspects of church school leadership, including preparation for SIAMS.  We also provide finance systems through PS Financials, a leading provider to multi-academy trusts, premises and resources support, admissions advice and training for local governing body members.
Working together we are:
  • Dedicated to achieving excellence in education
  • Inclusive and diverse, open and welcoming
  • Promoting a rich and creative curriculum
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“We opened our doors to 2015 as a new member of ODST. We are very excited about the opportunity to join this forward thinking group of professionals, as they evolve into a multi academy trust, centred on encapsulating educational excellence, born out of the spirit of togetherness and Christianity.”

~ Amanda Hough, Headteacher, St Luke’s CE Primary Maidenhead

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