About Us

A Few Words
About the Academy

The SJBCA was established in September 2013 and is a Charitable Trust and Company Limited by guarantee. SJBCA grew out of a partnership with a secondary and two feeder primary schools within the Dudley Borough. The desire for these schools to work together was to support and grow the educational opportunities for the children of Dudley to access quality Catholic education from 3-18 years. The multi academy company comprised of a secondary school, Bishop Milner Catholic College and Sixth Form, St Chad’s Catholic Primary School and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School until April 2020 when a further secondary school, Stuart Bathurst Catholic High School and a primary St Mary’s Catholic Primary School. The multi academy is set to expand further in January 2021.

The multi academy is currently responsible for approximately 2390 children and young people, approx. 250 employees and £14m of public money.

St Chad’s Catholic Primary School
Year 6 children growing and learning together

Our Vision

Love is repaid by love – St John Bosco

The SJBCA believes in offering quality Catholic education to all children we serve, using the development of individual talents to support the spiritual, moral and social development of our children.  We want our family of academies to provide a platform for our children, young people and staff so they become exemplary citizens who strive to reach their potential and become what God intended us to be.

Our Principles

Ensuring the Quality of Teaching and Learning through:

  • implementation of best practice and proactively working towards raising standards
  • collective accountability for pupil/student progress, attainment and enrichment
  • development of opportunities for professional development
  • child centred approach to teaching and learning
  • effective use of resources

Ensuring an Inspiring Learning Environment through:

  • establishing a culture based on openness, respect, integrity, diversity and inclusivity
  • application of innovative systems of learning and pedagogy
  • resourcing according to learning and educational demand
  • utilisation of learning environments and resources across the multi academy

Ensuring Financial Viability through:

  • driving efficiencies through best value practices and economies of scale
  • operating shared and central distribution services
  • setting financial KPIs

Our Values

Faithfulness and Integrity
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven”

Dignity and Compassion
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted”

Humility and Gentleness
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth”

Truth and Justice
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied”

Forgiveness and Mercy
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy”

Purity and Holiness
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God”

Tolerance and Peace
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God”

Service and Sacrifice
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of slander against you because of me. Be glad and rejoice for your reward is great in heaven; they persecuted the prophets before you in the very same way”

Our Strategic Aims

  • To secure and preserve the Catholic ethos and character of our schools through ecclesial communion.
  • To ensure that all academies are high achieving with exceptional outcomes
  • To ensure we are a community of excellence by providing the very best learning opportunities
  • To celebrate and maintain the rich, diverse and unique characters of out academy community
  • To promote mutual support, respect encouragement and spiritual development among our schools
  • To develop and reinforce the Gospel values, skills and attributes that promote good citizenship and lifelong learning
  • To develop a strong culture of professional development amongst staff and leaders
  • To ensure the effective use of resources and new technologies to maximise the impact of our schools

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