Welcome to Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy Trust Website

We are delighted to welcome you to the Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy Trust website.  The Trust was founded in April 2015 with the aim of developing the whole child and ensuring Gospel Values drive aspiration in serving their community throughout their lives.  All those involved in the Trust want to ensure the long term sustainability of Catholic education within Newham.  Now comprising five primaries, St Antony’s, St Edward’s, St Francis’, St Helen’s and St Joachim’s, the schools are working collaboratively to offer an excellent high quality education for all our children.  Along staff and governors, the trustees are now seeking to share expertise and resources as we work “Together in Christ.”


We hope this website provides the information you need and celebrates our faith, diversity and achievements across our school communities.


Notice:  Our Lady of Grace Schools are open for the new term from 5th January 2021.

Recent News

Architecture in Schools at St Francis’ – Working in Our Community

Year 5 , at St Francis’,  took part in an exciting project called ‘Architecture in Schools’. The project aimed to get the children thinking about...

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30th Anniversary of the Jolly Christmas Postman

Mark, a postman of thirty years, went to St Helen’s in Plaistow to read the story to a class of children. The Jolly Christmas Postman, written by...

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St Antony's- Dot Dot Fire Financial Literacy

Bring financial literacy to your classroom.

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Supporting Parish Communities

Staff at St Helen’s volunteered to host the Parish Christmas Lunch. This was put on for the pensioners and Sisters in our community. After a 3 course...

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St Antony’s children and staff are recognised as London Living Wage employers

Children at St Antony’s have campaigned, through their music videos, to promote the London Living Wage.  Staff at the school have supported children...

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Armistice Day 2021

Children representing the Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy Trust joined with other schools in  Newham to remember those who died in World War I and...

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Trustees & Senior Leaders Meeting across the Trust

On Saturday 16 th  October governors, trustees and senior leaders across the Trust came together to review the successes of the previous year and...

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Teachers working together across the Trust

On 5 th   October teachers from across the Trust and beyond, came together to start planning for a next year’s Citizenship themes.  Discussions...

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Celebrating the schools in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy Trust

We are delighted to share with you our video that brings together all our schools where we celebrate our Catholic faith and offer children...

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St Francis' Promotional Video

St Francis’ welcomes all children  promoting diversity, inclusion, an extremely caring culture and an extensive broad and balanced curriculum during...

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Year 6 Camping 2021

Children from year 6 in St Joachim’s and St Helen’s started the year by coming together for a camping experience near Lewes in East Sussex. The camp...

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Father Denis Hall Football Competition

Prayers were answered on the 9 th   of July as the sun shone brightly over the 6 th   Annual boys’ and girls’ football tournament, held in memory...

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St-Joachim's Happy Day Video

We invite you  to learn more about St Joachim's Catholic Primary School, where we strive to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Our school ethos...

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St Edward's Happy Days Video

We invite you to learn more about St Edward’s by watching their video promoting their diverse happy school where children love to learn and support...

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St Antony's- Another Round of Applause

St Antony’s thanked the key workers and promoted a Living Wage for all through their song “Another Round of Applause”.  The children demonstrate...

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