Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust

St Anthony’s is part of the Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.

The aim of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust is to provide an outstanding education for all students attending schools within the Trust.


“As a family of schools inspired by Christ, we aim to enable each individual to fulfil their God given potential. Excellence for everyone through learning, respect and partnership is the heart of our Trust”.

The values of our family of schools are:

  • Excellence

Achieve excellence in everything we do.

  • Respect

Created in the image of Christ and treated with equity and fairness.

  • Community

One spirit, one community, one team

  • Gifts

Support and encourage all members to enable them to fulfil their potential.

  • Aspiration

Supporting people to be the best they can be, ensuring that the needs of every individual are met.

  • Celebration

Recognition and acknowledgement of all our successes

The 17 schools in the Trust (as of September 2021) are:

Secondary schools (5)

  • Aidan’s Catholic Academy Sunderland.
  • Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy Sunderland.
  • Joseph’s Catholic Academy Hebburn.
  • Wilfrid’s R.C. College South Shields.
  • Bede’s Catholic School and Byron Sixth Form College.

Primary schools (12)

  • Godric’s Catholic Primary School Thornley.
  • Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary School Peterlee.
  • Mary’s Catholic Primary School Jarrow.
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary Wingate.
  • Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Jarrow.
  • Leonard’s Catholic Primary School Silksworth.
  • Patrick’s Catholic Primary School Ryhope.
  • Aloysius Catholic Junior School Hebburn.
  • Aloysius Catholic Infant School Hebburn.
  • Bede’s Catholic Primary School South Shields.
  • Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School South Shields.
  • Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School Seaham.

Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust is an exempt charity regulated by the Secretary of State for Education.  It is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (company number 09940352) whose registered office is at Evolve Business Centre, Cygnet Way, Rainton Bridge South Business Park, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, DH4 5QY.