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To provide an inspirational, outstanding Catholic education for all the children and young people in ourschools. Our ethos will be driven by shared values, which are lived each day, as we strive for excellence inall areas of our work and cherish every person in our care.


Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Academy Trust is a multi-academy trust in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Shrewsbury. We have a shared vision, united in love, service and faith with Jesus Christ at the centre of all that we do, inspiring our pursuit of excellence so that our schools can work together to improve the outcomes, experiences and future life chances of our children and young people.

Formed in 2014 as Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Academy Trust, we have recently renamed the Trust to Our Lady Help of Christians, the patron saint of the Diocese of Shrewsbury. 

From February 1st 2024 we are now a family of nine schools; All Hallows Catholic College Macclesfield, Ellesmere Port Catholic High School, Saint Mary's Primary School Congleton, St Alban's Primary School Macclesfield, St Paul's Primary School Poynton, Christ the King Primary School Macclesfield, St Joseph's Primary School Winsford, St Patricks Primary School Telford and Shrewsbury Cathedral School Shrewsbury. 

Following the Diocese of Shrewsbury's vision for Catholic education we will soon welcome all the schools from the deaneries of Central Cheshire, Ellesmere Port & Chester, Shrewsbury & West Shropshire, Telford & East Shropshire.


Mark Mountcastle CEO