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St Joseph'sCatholic Primary & Nursery School

Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust

St Joseph's Catholic Primary school are proud to be part of the Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust, which was incorporated on the 1st March 2022. The Trust consists of 10 schools serving the Catholic Diocese of Clifton. St Joseph's joined the Trust in March 2022 and works closely with all the schools in the Trust. The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust C/o St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Park Avenue, Bridgwater TA6 7EE 01278 226 006

The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust - Launch Letter from CEO

The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust - Welcome Letter to Parents and Pupils

Bishop Declan Welcoming Everyone to the new Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust

The password MAT is required to view the video.

Parental Presentation for St Joseph's joining the Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust Nov 8th 2021

LATEST Information added Monday 18th October 2021


St Joseph's Catholic Primary and Nursery school is now consulting on becoming part of The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust with the following schools:


Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Weston

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School, Wincanton

St Gildas' Catholic Primary School, Yeovil

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Bridgwater

St Joseph and St Teresa Catholic Primary School, Wells


The consultation runs from 15th October 2021 – 26th November 2021.


Please find below some documents, which will provide information about the Trust, a formal consultation letter with a link to the consultation questionnaire, frequently asked questions and the role of the Diocese. The Stakeholder Consultation Presentation will be uploaded after the presentation has been delivered via TEAMS on Monday 8th November at 5pm


  • Formal Consultation Letter which includes:

            The Diocesan View

            Consultation Questionnaire

            Frequently Asked Questions

  • Online Questionnaire – link/word document
  • Stakeholder Presentation

All documents are available as hard copies from the school office. Please speak to the school office if you need support in accessing these documents.





Formal Consultation Questionnaire




The Dunstan Partnership is a group of Catholic schools in Somerset and North Somerset created with the aim of supporting and strengthening Catholic schools through collaboration and sharing of good practice



The purpose of this partnership is to ensure that all schools within the Dunstan Partnership provide high quality Catholic education that serves the need of its community. The principle responsibilities will be to support the Bishop in ensuring that all schools provide a distinctive education based on the theology and philosophy of Catholicism. The overarching aim of the group will be to fulfill the Bishop's Diocesan vision of:


         Deepening Prayer, Enabling Communion, Strengthening Mission


Responsibilities also include the monitoring, reviewing and reporting on all matters concerned with raising standards and improving the quality of teaching and learning across the partnership as well as all matters concerned with resources that can be obtained across the partnership to increase our buying power.


Decision to Explore Conversion to Academy Status and Establishing a Catholic Multi-Academy trust