Become A Bishop Fraser Trust School
The Bishop Fraser Trust was established in December 2017 with two outstanding schools in Bolton.
Canon Slade School and St James’s CE High School came together as convertor academies with the ambition to secure best practice, uphold the positive aspects of tradition and a provide distinctive Christian education for our families. We were delighted to welcome Bolton St Catherine’s Academy in May 18 as a sponsored academy.
Initially, we did not want to grow our trust as we felt it was important that we were secure in our systems, services and educational ambition for all our children. We are never complacent and now feel that we have reached a point where we can offer an invitation for other schools to join us.
We have been recently approached by Bury Church of England High School to join our Trust and they will commence consultation in April 2021, with the hope to join our family of schools in the next academic year. Whilst Bury Church of England High School is situated in neighbouring Bury, Trustees are committed to keeping our Trust local and the short commute to Bury Church of England High School fits with our strategic plan of close proximity to ensure strong relationships.
In addition, it is non-negotiable that schools joining our Trust hold similar ethos and values. This is evident in the case of Bury Church of England High School.
Whilst two of our current schools are high schools (and with Canon Slade Sixth Form), BSCA is an all through school supporting a nursery and primary school. The next part of our journey will be based around the development of a primary offer and growing our primary sector to ensure excellent school improvement, providing our families with a distinctive Christian education from the early years through to secondary transition.