St Thomas Aquinas

De Lisle College is a member of the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi-Academy Trust (CMAT).

Our Trust was established by the Rt Rev Patrick McKinney, Bishop of Nottingham, and came into being on 1 September 2018.

The existence of the CMAT provides new ways for our schools to work together. Children benefit from the expertise of staff from across the schools, and they will have increased opportunities to work with young people from other schools also. Training for our staff will provide even greater quality in our classrooms, and better value for money will mean that more resources can be focussed in those classrooms.

We are truly blessed to belong to a family of schools which, with Christ at the heart of all that we do, shares a common mission to prepare our young people for a wholesome, fulfilling, active life in the future. Our commitment to all parents and carers is to care for, support and educate your child to the highest possible standards.

Our Trust prayer is –

Come, Holy Spirit, Divine Creator, true source of light and fountain of wisdom!

Pour forth your light upon our schools, and take away any darkness which covers us. Grant our young people open minds to understand, the clarity to comprehend, and abundant grace in expressing themselves.

Guide the beginning of our work, direct its progress, and bring it to successful completion. This we ask through Jesus Christ, true God and true man, living and reigning with You and the Father, forever and ever.



Please also see our Trust Vision below.


De Lisle College: A Catholic Voluntary Academy is part of the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi-Academy Trust an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England with Company Number 8090890 and has a registered office at Unit 5 Charnwood Edge Business Park, Syston Road, Cossington, LE7 4UZ

For further information about the CMAT, visit our website at

Please see below links to our feeder primary schools:

Holy Cross School,  A Catholic Voluntary Academy

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Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy

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St Clare’s Primary School – A Catholic Voluntary Academy

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St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, A Catholic Voluntary Academy

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St Winefride’s Catholic Voluntary Academy

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Bishop Ellis Catholic Primary School

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St Francis Catholic Primary school

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  • June 24, 2019 Well done to all students who participated in and supported Sports Day today - a great event with a brilliant atmosphere. Special congratulations to our individual record breakers, and to the winning house, Nelson Mandela! Read more
  • June 24, 2019 Thank you to for inviting us in today to talk to students about employability! We had an amazing time! Read more
  • June 24, 2019 Congratulations to the 47 Y9 students that completed their Bronze Qualifying Expedition today - we are so proud of all of your achievements this weekend. As always a huge thank-you to the team from for assessing our participants in this section.
  • June 20, 2019 Our inventive History department are welcoming students from De Lisle College to today to teach them about Newark's role in the Civil War through the method of wargames! It should be an interesting day full of new experiences! 😎 Read more
  • June 11, 2019 De Lisle College 60th Anniversary Celebration 🥳 All ex De Lisle members of staff and partners are invited to attend a 60th birthday celebration meal and dance on Friday 27 September 2019, £35. Please email for further details.