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Inspired by the teachings of Christ and the example of St Francis, we strive for excellence, cherishing every child in our care as a unique thumbprint of God, enabling all to realise their full potential.



Welcome to the St Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy Trust homepage.  We are a family of eight Catholic schools in the Roman Catholic Deanery of the Lea Valley.  Our Trust came into being on 1st September 2021, and whilst each school retains its own distinctive ethos and mission, we share one overarching vision:

To deliver a Catholic education excelling in the academic, pastoral and spiritual life, and which produces fully flourishing pupils who are inspired by the charism of St. Francis -   

  • To be caring towards everyone in the community;
  • Being compassionate - standing up especially for the poor and oppressed;
  • Acting with reverence towards all creation;
  • Being peacemakers, reconcilers, and healers to all those in need.  

As we are a new Trust, we take particular inspiration from the words of St Francis ‘Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible’.  This first year will see us establish the work of the Trust, supporting each school and individual to benefit as a result of being in this new family. 

Thank you for your interest and accessing our website – I hope that you stay connected with us as we develop the Trust and this website in the months ahead.

Andrew Celano






  • St Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy Trust

    c/o St Mary's Catholic School


    Bishop's Stortford

    CM23 2NQ


    01279 654901