About BCAT

Message from the Chair

Ian Pryce

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website. At BCAT, our focus is on achieving excellence in everything that we do. The track record of our sponsors and our schools demonstrates our dedication to raising student achievement and providing a wealth of opportunities to the young people in our care. We formed the Trust to further this purpose.

We are passionate about sharing the vision, methods and practices which have been such a success within BCAT and its partners and helping similar schools and academies raise standards and maximise the potential of their students. We look forward to growing our relationships with a wide network of schools and academies in the Bedford area and beyond, and look ahead to what we believe will be a hugely rewarding journey for all involved.

If you would like to learn more about BCAT, please explore our website, or get in touch and we will be happy to speak with you.

Mr Ian Pryce, CBE

Bedford College
Cauldwell Street
MK42 9AH

Vision & Mission


The BCAT mission is to support students to achieve their absolute best whatever their ability or background. We aim to:

1. Work collaboratively to deliver an inclusive and outstanding education to all students, thereby driving up local standards.
2. Maximise social mobility and life chances, through the highest expectations of and aspirations for all students.
3. Encourage and support a range of high performing and distinctive educational establishments for local communities.


Whilst subscribing to these overarching concepts, each academy within the Trust may have its own personalised vision and values.