St Gildas Catholic Primary School

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St Gildas Catholic Primary School are proud to be part of the Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust, which was incorporated on the 1st March 2022. The Trust consists of 10 schools serving the Catholic Diocese of Clifton.


St Gildas Catholic Primary School joined the Trust on 1st March 2022 and works closely with all the schools in the Trust.


Contact Details

For more information about The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust (DCET) please have a look at the website:


Helen Taylor, Chief Executive Officer via:

The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust
c/o St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Park Avenue, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 7EE


Telephone: 01278 226006

Further information regarding Governance and Leadership can be found by following this link:

Bishop Declan Welcoming Everyone to the Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust

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Friday 15th October 2021

St Gildas Catholic Primary school is now consulting on becoming part of The Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust with the following schools:



  • Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Weston
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School, Wincanton
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Bridgwater
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School, Burnham on Sea
  • St Joseph and St Teresa Catholic Primary School, Wells


The consultation runs from 15th October 2021 – 26th November 2021.


Please find below some documents, which will provide information about the Trust, a formal consultation letter with a link to the consultation questionnaire, frequently asked questions and the role of the Diocese. The Stakeholder Consultation Presentation will be uploaded after the presentation has been delivered via TEAMS on Monday 15th November at 17:30:

  1. Formal Consultation Letter which includes:

The Diocesan View

Consultation Questionnaire

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Online Questionnaire – link/word document
  2. Stakeholder Presentation

All documents are available as hard copies from the school office. Please speak to the school office if you need support in accessing these documents.

Formal Consultation Questionnaire

Thank you to those who attended the Parent Consultation meeting last night, 15th November 2021.  I hope you found it informative and you had an opportunity to ask any questions you needed to.  If you were unable to attend but have some questions then please email them directly to me and I will aim to answer them as swiftly as I can.

Please have a look at the presentation we shared which I have saved below. 



Multi Academy Trust

As you will be aware we are continuing the journey towards converting the Dunstan Partnership in to a Multi Academy Trust.  To support this we are asking all stakeholders to complete a survey regarding the information you have received.  The link for this has been sent out on an email.  The link for the FAQs document has also been sent out.  Please complete this survey by Friday 2nd July.




The Dunstan Partnership is a group of Catholic schools in Somerset and North Somerset with the aim of supporting and strengthening Catholic schools through collaboration and sharing of good practice. Along with St Gildas Catholic School the other schools are:


  • St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Bridgwater
  • St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Burnham-on-Sea
  • St Joseph & St Teresa Catholic Primary School, Wells
  • Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Weston-Super-Mare
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School, Wincanton
  • St Gilda's Catholic Primary School, Yeovil


The purpose of this partnership is to ensure that all schools within the Dunstan Partnership provide high quality Catholic education that serves the need of its community. The principle responsibilities will be to support the Bishop in ensuring that all schools provide a distinctive education based on the theology and philosophy of Catholicism. The overarching aim of the group will be to fulfill the Bishop's Diocesan vision of:


         Deepening Prayer, Enabling Communion, Strengthening Mission


Responsibilities also include the monitoring, reviewing and reporting on all matters concerned with raising standards and improving the quality of teaching and learning across the partnership as well as all matters concerned with resources that can be obtained across the partnership to increase our buying power.