Ridgeway Education Trust

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The Ridgeway Education Trust (RET) is the Multi Academy Trust (MAT) which oversees Didcot Girls’ School and St Birinus School and Sutton Courtenay Church of England Primary School. It was created in 2012 when Didcot Girls' School converted to academy status to help facilitate future collaboration and partnership with other schools. In October 2013, RET was successful in its application to the Department for Education for sponsor academy status

St Birinus School joined the MAT on 1 September 2015.  The increased collaboration between the two secondary schools helps to deliver a number of benefits including educational excellence, improved value for money and wider opportunities for partnership.

Sutton Courtenay Church of England Primary School joined the MAT on 1 April 2019, giving us the potential for further collaboration and the opportunity to build an exceptional  coherent education provision from nursery up to, and including, sixth form. 

The MAT Board has ultimate responsibility for running each academy within its structure and for setting the vision for schools within the MAT. The MAT has a master funding agreement with a supplemental funding agreement for each academy.

As Executive Headteacher and CEO, Rachael Warwick has oversight of all Trust schools, Didcot Sixth Form and the DGS Teaching School Alliance. She works closely with the Headteachers and the Director of Didcot Sixth Form to ensure high standards and a culture of continual improvement.

Excellence through Partnership - RET Charter

Our Charter is a statement of our mission, values and culture ensuring that the Trust remains true to the founding principles of our collaborative partnership as it grows over time.

Please click this link to read the RET Charter in full.

The core values of Integrity, Ambition and Leading for Legacy underpin the Trust’s continuing development and support its commitment to excellence.

For further information, please access the RET website.


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