About Us

Welcome to Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Academies Trust. 

We are a new family of Catholic schools, currently bringing together Primary and Secondary schools in the northern part of the Diocese of Northampton

OLICAT Schools has been formed with the merger of St Thomas of Canterbury Academy Trust, St Luke’s Academy Trust and the Bedford Catholic Schools. The new group of schools from Northampton, Corby, Kettering and Bedford consists of 9 Primary Schools and 2 Secondary Schools.

Mr Bishop, our Strategic Executive Lead, is leading a central OLICAT Schools Trust team with regional teams in Bedford, Corby and Northampton. A larger family of schools opens up exciting opportunities. It also allows governors and staff to collaborate and share best practice and ensure that every single child in our care is provided with the best possible education and life skills. 

Our sister trust in the Diocese, St Thomas Catholic Academies Trust (STCAT), comprises of the Catholic academies in Luton, Central Bedfordshire and Slough. 


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