"Education cannot be neutral. It is either positive or negative; either it enriches or it impoverishes; either it enables a person to grow or it lessens, even corrupts.

The mission of schools is to develop a sense of truth, of what is good and beautiful. " 

Pope Francis 2016

Welcome to the website for the Pope Francis Multi Academy Trust.

The Pope Francis Multi Academy Trust has a visionary approach to Catholic education across the Archdiocese of Liverpool and will ensure a world class Catholic education for the children in our schools.

We are, first and foremost, a Catholic Multi-Academy Trust and aim to provide an outstanding faith based education; we place the life, teachings and person of Jesus Christ at the centre of everything we do. Jesus taught us to put children first:


“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14


Our priority is to ensure the very best Catholic Education for all young people in our community, whatever their circumstances.

We will achieve this together, through a strategic approach to sharing best practice, effective challenge and support from a strong, central Executive Team and tp provide opportunities for high quality Continuing Professional Development offered by the Archdiocesan School Improvement Trust (ALSSIT) and an experienced educ ation team in the Archdiocese.

As St Irenaeus said, “The Glory of God is a human being fully alive.

The vision for our new Trust is that all of our children and young adults will be loved, happy, safe and inspired to flourish spiritually, socially and academically so that they can “live life to the fullest” John 10:10.

This is a really exciting time in education across our Archdiocese and it is a great privilege for us to be able to play a central role in shaping the education of our young people in the Pope Francis Multi Academy Trust. 

Each of the schools in our Trust has its own website. To find out more inforamtion about the schools please click on the links to their own websites on the Our Schools pages.


Paul Halliwell  Chief Executive Officer  Pope Francis Multi Academy Trust

Paul Halliwell

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Pope Francis Multi Academy Trust