Welcome to The Ascension
Catholic Academy Trust (ACAT)
A message from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Richard Burke

I am delighted to welcome you to the website of the Ascension Catholic Academy Trust (ACAT).

Our Mission is simple, it is to make Christ known and for him to be loved.  

We are determined to make the lives of our young people better by nurturing their ambition, striving for excellence in all that we do for them to enrich their lives so that they will make the world a better place by becoming the people that God created them to be.

We model our work on the example of service set by Jesus Christ.

We are part of the Diocese of Westminster and our schools currently span the local areas of Sunbury, Ashford, Staines and Twickenham. ACAT was launched in December 2022, and as at December 2022, we comprise six schools, four primary and two secondaries. 

The Diocese of Westminster's Academy Strategy calls on all Catholic Schools, that are not yet academies, to engage in conversations through its Family of Schools model to explore the benefits that working in closer collaboration, as part of a Catholic Academy Trust, can bring.  ACAT is the destination Trust for 'Family 4', which consists of schools in the Surrey, Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames areas. 

It is an exciting time for our Trust.  We are fortunate to have a committed and talented group of Headteachers leading committed and talented colleagues across each of our schools.  As a result we are developing a strong, supportive collaborative culture that will only further improve the quality of Catholic education available for the young people that we serve. 

I hope that you find our website helpful, and that it gives you a sense of what our Trust is all about. For further information please do contact us at admin@ascensioncat.org

Richard Burke
Catholic Executive Officer (CEO)