University of chester academies trust

University of chester academies trust

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Who We Are

University of Chester Academies Trust is an educational charity and a sister organisation to the University of Chester.

UCAT is a major contributor to the transformation of educational opportunities for young people in the North West. Its commitment to its students means that every young person regardless of their background, faith, ability or circumstances of birth will have opportunities that will help them develop as people, allowing them to go on to lead happy and fulfilling lives.

UCAT has an experienced and knowledgeable central team but also makes use of the skills and expertise offered by the University of Chester, allowing outstanding and uniquely tailored support to be delivered to each of its Academy schools.


Company Name: University of Chester Academies Trust
Company Location: England
Registered Address: 164 Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 6EA
Company Type: Private Limited Company by guarantee without share capital use of ‘Limited’ exemption
Registration Number: 06929486

University of chester academies trust

What We Do

We believe strongly in the importance of innovation in education and we work to provide an environment in which these innovations can be shared. We do this through the use of networking groups which span the entire trust, allowing the sharing of best practice and unified approaches to common issues.

UCAT is an educational organisation associated by the University of Chester and specialising in supporting academies in areas of high deprivation. UCAT currently has seven academies: one primary free school, four secondary academies and two primary academies. As a relatively small group, UCAT can offer a unique package of bespoke support and outstanding CPD completely centred around the individual needs of the academy in question.

The Faculty of Education at the University of Chester has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and UCAT works closely together with the faculty to provide high levels of teacher training and bespoke CPD to its family of academy schools ensuring students receive the best education possible.