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St Ralph Sherwin CMAT

St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust


Welcome to St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust, formed as a partnership of the Catholic Voluntary Academies in the Diocese of Nottingham. We are a family of 20 primary schools and 5 secondary schools in Derbyshire and the surrounding counties, united by a collective vision to excel.

Everything we do is to better the lives and futures of our children, providing access to first-class teaching, both academically and spiritually. Every child is treated individually, with compassion and respect.

We lead by the example of our namesake, Saint Ralph Sherwin, a martyr who risked all for his faith, seeking to do the Lord’s will “today rather than tomorrow”.


St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust

St Katherine’s House 3rd Floor,

St Mary’s Wharf,

Mansfield Road,




Tel: 0300 369 0553 

Contact the SRS CMAT

Trust Annual End of Year Report

CEO Annual Report - to all staff

Statutory Information and Declaration of Business Interests

SRS Scheme of Delegation

Academy Status as part of St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust


The Bishop of Nottingham decreed that all remaining voluntary aided schools in the Diocese of Nottingham would convert to academy status and join one of four County based Catholic Multi-Academy Trusts (CMATs) from 1st September 2018.


The aim is to enable all schools to provide excellent educational standards, within a strong and supportive network, and to ensure that the Catholic education system in the Diocese of Nottingham is protected and developed for future generations of children.


We are now part of the St Ralph Sherwin CMAT consisting of all the Nottingham Diocese Catholic schools in Derbyshire, Derby City, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Marple Bridge, Stockport, a total of 25 schools of which 20 are primary and 5 are secondary schools.


This is good news for us and the diocese as it will enable high-quality teaching to continue and flourish so that your child receives the best education possible.


We are very pleased with the progress and support received within the CMAT over the last year and we are excited about this next stage on our journey.