The Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust


Coaley C of E Primary Academy is part of the The Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust (DGAT). This allows us to work with the other schools within the family of academies.

The Trust vision is to enable all to flourish.


The vision is rooted in a Christian foundation and the belief that all within our family should experience life in all its fullness.



Authentically Christian

Boldly passionate about excellence in learning

Relentlessly driven in our aspiration for everyone

Core principles

We aspire to be the best we can be in an ever-changing environment - providing opportunities for all to flourish

Within our DGAT family we cherish everyone as individuals; appreciating and celebrating diversity

We act with integrity; we are open to challenge and we are reflective about our practice

We treat everyone with dignity and respect 

Through collaboration, in a nurturing community, we grow, learn and achieve


School is Trust and Trust is School

Welcome from the CEO


A warm welcome to the Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust - a thriving family of forward-thinking schools based in Gloucestershire. I am proud to lead such a collaborative organisation where aspiration is high, passion for learning runs deep and our Christian values underpin all we do.


Established in 2012, we currently have 22 primary schools in our family, located in a mix of rural and urban settings. We are boldly passionate about excellence in learning, for both our staff and our children, and are firm in our belief that every child has a right to experience success in an aspirational, inclusive, caring and supportive environment.


Supporting our individual schools to be confident, outward-facing and responsive to the needs of their unique locality is core to who we are. This is coupled with a strong sense of ‘together we are something more than ourselves’ – we celebrate successes, share good practice and provide support for one another when times are tricky.


A DGAT school is a special place where the uniqueness of an individual school meets the power of collective capacity - together we are stronger as we seek to unlock the potential within our family.


We are a growing Trust. If you are interested in finding out more about joining our family of schools click here.


I hope this page gives you a flavour of who we are and encourages you to find out more about us.

With every blessing,

Canon Rachel Howie – Chief Executive Officer


Together we are stronger