About Us

Bedford Catholic Schools have been serving the Bedford community for over fifty years. The St Francis of Assisi Academies Trust was formed in April 2013 when the four schools became a Multi Academy Trust (MAT).

As a MAT we offer outstanding all-through Catholic education from age 2 to 18 years. Two thousand children attend the Trust’s four schools: St Joseph’s Catholic Lower School, St John Rigby Catholic Primary School, St Gregory’s Catholic Middle School and St Thomas More Catholic Teaching School.

Through the Teaching School, the Trust leads in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and head teachers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school-to-school support.