Who we are

We are a fellowship of Catholic schools, based within the Diocese of Shrewsbury, whose collective purpose is to deliver exceptional Catholic education to all in our community. Our story began in April 2013, when Saint Paul’s Catholic High School joined with St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School and Ss John Fisher and Thomas More Catholic Primary School to form the Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust.

The three schools had already been working closely together for a number of years and the creation of the Trust formalised the relationship. In December 2013, St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School joined the Trust. In more recent years, the Trust has established a Trust Central Team to provide core business functions to ensure that we comply with our statutory responsibilities and support the operations and educational performance of our academies.

By developing an efficient and effective infrastructure across the Trust, we enable our schools to focus on their core purpose of providing an exceptional Catholic education. In doing so, we believe we open doors of opportunity and fulfil our mission as educators by drawing “young people to what is good, beautiful and true” (Pope Francis).

Our Academies

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Key Stakeholders

Bishop Mark Davies, Member

Mark Davies is a British Roman Catholic prelate. He is the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Shrewsbury in the Province of Birmingham, England.

Nick Johnson, Chair

Nick Johnson served as Vice Chair on the governing body of St Nicholas High School, Northwich and is a former member of the Diocese of Shrewsbury Commission of Education. Nick has also served on the Cheshire Schools Forum, which is responsible for approving all spending for local authority and other budgeting matters. In addition, he has served on Board of Directors of The Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Academy Trust. In terms of employment, he worked firstly as a Senior Partner of Glaisyers Solicitors LLP where he is now a Managing Partner.

Sacha Humphries, CEO

Since qualifying as a teacher, Sacha Humphries has worked exclusively in Catholic Education and developed a passion for school improvement becoming a National Leader of Education. As Headteacher of Saint Mary’s in Congleton, she led the school to secure an Outstanding judgement from Ofsted in 2017. Her specialisms include assessment, SEND, subject leadership, literacy, MFL and implementing systems to secure accountability.

Wythenshawe Academy Trust

Saint Paul’s Catholic High School
Firbank Rd
Newall Green
Wythenshawe
Manchester M23 2YS

Tel: 0161 499 0000
Email: admin@st-paulshigh.net 
Web: www.st-paulshigh.net

St Anthony's Catholic Primary School

Durkery Road
Wythenshawe
Manchester
M22 0NT

Tel: 0161 437 3029
Email: admin@st-anthonys.manchester.sch.uk
Web: www.stanthonysrcprimary.co.uk

St Elizabeth's Catholic Primary School

Calve Croft Rd
Wythenshawe
Manchester M22 5EU

Tel: 0161 437 3890
Email: admin@st-elizabeths.manchester.sch.uk
Web: www.st-elizabeths.manchester.sch.uk

Ss John Fisher & Thomas More Catholic Primary School

Benchill Medical Practice
127 Woodhouse Ln
Wythenshawe
Manchester M22 9NW

Tel: 0161 998 3422
Email: admin@st-johnfisher-st-thomasmore.manchester.sch.uk
Web: www.fishermoreprimary.net

Saint Paul's Catholic High School

Firbank Rd
Newall Green
Wythenshawe
Manchester M23 2YS

Tel: 0161 499 0000
Email: admin@st-paulshigh.net 
Web: www.st-paulshigh.net