Becoming an academy or joining a Multi-Academy Trust

Academy pupils jumping outside school building

The view of the Gloucester Diocesan Board of Education (GDBE) is that all Church of England schools should be proactive in planning for the future, in developing strong collaborative arrangements, and recognises that for some within the Diocese of Gloucester family of schools this may lead to discussion about conversion to academy status as part of a Multi Academy Trust (MAT).

The vision of the GDBE is for all across our family of schools to be part of a ‘good home’. The GDBE Schools’ Strategy, ‘A Good Home for All Church Schools’ provides schools with the detail of this shared vision as well as making clear the options that are available for Church of England schools in the Diocese of Gloucester.

GDBE Schools’ Strategy 2022   A Good Home for All Church Schools

If you have any queries or questions about this strategy or if you are starting to consider joining a MAT, please contact a member of the education team for an initial conversation on