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Striving for excellence



Hi Everyone

Welcome to the Xavier Catholic Education Trust.

The Trust heads up a community of 11 schools - currently nine primary and two secondary - in the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton. We have come together to work collaboratively for the benefit of all the children we serve.

The aim of the Trust is to provide the children in our care with the best possible education within a caring and supportive Catholic ethos.

We will support the spiritual, moral, social, cultural and physical development of each child, as well as maximising progress, achievement and attainment to ensure their intellectual growth and to fulfil their potential.

Our schools are:

Benefits of being part of a Trust

The Trust's role is multi-faceted and brings many benefits to our community. From the training, development and retention of teachers, support staff and school leaders, to the ability to achieve economies of scale by being part of a larger buying group, the Trust has, at the centre of its mission and purpose, the belief that every child has a right to educational excellence through the provision of high quality teaching.

In these times of tightening budgets, I believe the schools need all the help they can get to carry out their day-to-day activities.

The Trust is headed up by a Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer with a Board of Directors across Finance, HR and Audit. We are answerable to the individual schools and their Governing Boards with the aim of being fully transparent and accountable in everything we do.

Striving towards excellence together

I have the privilege of being CEO of the Xavier Trust and to coordinate the work of our schools as we strive towards excellence together. Previously I was Head at St John the Baptist School for 23 years.

The Trust takes its role seriously. We believe that as a parent, you are blessed that your child attends a school where they will be cherished, loved and challenged in a setting where everything is underpinned by the Gospel values.

All of our schools are striving for excellence in everything they do. For us good is not enough!

I hope you find the information throughout this website useful. Please contact us on if you have any queries.

Kind regards.

Ani Magill