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.


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

Gif holy cross




Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy

Sif sacred heart




St Clare’s Primary School – A Catholic Voluntary Academy

Giff st clares




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

Gif st marys





St Winefride’s Catholic Voluntary Academy

Gif st winefrieds




Bishop Ellis Catholic Primary School

Gif bishop ellis




St Francis Catholic Primary school

Gif st francis

  • February 14, 2019 Thanks for your Spirit postcard! It now has pride of place in our foyer and our children walk past it every day 😀
  • February 14, 2019 Getting ready for our health fayre Read more
  • February 7, 2019 Mass in St Winefride’s Church,Shepshed, to express thanksgiving to Fr Michael Eastwood who retires after 21 years as Chair of the Diocesan Commission for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. The new Chair is Canon Don Bowdren & ongoing Director of Formation Damian Norton. Read more
  • January 31, 2019 students pitching their idea of bamboo toothbrushes through their company Quod Justum Read more
  • January 28, 2019 Year 9 and 10 students were able to learn about careers in the armed forces and army reserves today when we were visited by 203 Transport Squadron. Students could try carrying a bergen or sitting in a 10 ton army truck! Thank you for such an interesting session! Read more