Directors are appointed by the Bishop of Northampton and are all practising Catholics.
Jerzy (George) Brzyski

George has worked at senior level in international companies. Set up and ran a company in Poland. 

Vincent Cheshire

Accountant. Longstanding primary governor in Dunstable.

Claire Collins

Professor of Leadership at Uni of Reading / Henley Business College.

Catherine Davies

Catherine served as the Chair of the St Alban Catholic Academies Trust and has extensive experience in business.

Elizabeth Duffy

Former Secondary Headteacher and Assistant Director in the Dept of Schools, Archdiocese of Westminster. Formerly Chair of St Peter Catholic Academy Trust.

Brian Greene

Longstanding and very effective Chair of Governors and businessman with his own company.

Maria Harty

Primary Chair of Governors and Chair of the Buckinghamshire Catholic Schools Partnership.

Maria Grazia Hindmarsh

Solicitor, longstanding Governor of Catholic Schools, MAT Director experience.

Jim Horsted

Significant experience and expertise in Human Resources over long career, and experience as a primary governor.

Fr Kevin O’Driscoll

Longstanding Governor of Catholic Schools and MAT Director, Parish Priest at Holy Family (Slough), Dean.

Declarations of business interests will be posted below and updated below as the appointment of Directors are confirmed over the course of the academic year.

Trust Board Information

Clerk to the Board of Directors:  Mrs Maxine Gilmartin

Company Secretary: Mrs Jacqueline Cope


The Trust has updated our Admission Policies for all Nursery, Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form schools within the Trust.  These policies have been updated in line with the Catholic Education Service Model Admission Policies.  The Policies are provided below, including details of all changes from the existing policies.   Existing policies are available on the relevant school’s website. 

A consultation period is open until 31 December 2020 and you are invited to provide any comments to Maxine Gilmartin by email or by post to: Maxine Gilmartin, St Thomas Catholic Academies Trust, c/o St Martin de Porres Catholic Primary School, Pastures Way, Luton, LU4 0PF.

STCAT Admissions Policy - Primary and Nursery Schools

Changes to Primary and Nursery Schools Admissions Policy

STCAT Admissions Policy - Secondary and Sixth Form Schools

Changes to Secondary and Sixth Form Schools Admissions Policy