Message from The Chair

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website. At BCAT, our focus is on achieving excellence in everything that we do. The track record of our sponsors and our schools demonstrates our dedication to raising student achievement and providing a wealth of opportunities to the young people in our care. We formed the Trust to further this purpose.

We are passionate about sharing the vision, methods and practices which have been such a success within BCAT and its partners and helping similar schools and academies raise standards and maximise the potential of their students. We look forward to growing our relationships with a wide network of schools and academies in the Bedford area and beyond, and look ahead to what we believe will be a hugely rewarding journey for all involved.

If you would like to learn more about BCAT, please explore our website, or get in touch and we will be happy to speak with you.

Anthony Abrahams

Vision & Mission

The BCAT mission is to support students to achieve their absolute best whatever their ability or background. We aim to:

  1. Work collaboratively to deliver an inclusive and outstanding education to all students, thereby driving up local standards.
  2. Maximise social mobility and life chances, through the highest expectations of and aspirations for all students.
  3. Encourage and support a range of high performing and distinctive educational establishments for local communities.
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Whilst subscribing to these overarching concepts, each academy within
the Trust may have its own personalised vision and values.

Pupil & Parent Focus

We seek to work with families to achieve a high quality learning experience for every pupil.

High Performance

We strive for consistently high levels of performance in all aspects of our work.

Respect, Openness & Honesty

We will treat everyone with respect, encourage openness and honesty and recognise each other’s contribution and achievements.