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Details about our Trust - ODST


Dear Grove CE School Families


Grove CE School is an academy that is a part of the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (a multi academy trust).


Under the requirements of the of the Education Funding Agency and the Academies Financial Handbook, we are required to publish key information about the multi academy trust (The Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust) on our school website.


Further information about the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST) can be found at


Contact details


Church House Oxford

Langford Locks



01865 208734

ODST Vision and Values

At the heart of our vision is our belief in educational excellence.  We believe we are called to serve our pupils, staff, parents and their local community by providing academies with the highest levels of academic rigour and pastoral care.  Our academies are places where children and young people develop and thrive intellectually, socially, culturally and spiritually.


ODST academies teach a broad and balanced curriculum within national guidelines.  Focusing on core skills, this is designed to ensure that all pupils reach their academic potential and seeks to enrich their experience along the way.  Pupils are enabled to succeed in an atmosphere of high expectation, aspiring to educational excellence with a firm commitment to Christian values. 


We are committed to sustaining high quality schools, and supporting schools in need of specific improvement.  We set out to recruit and retain staff of the highest quality and to offer them the working conditions they need to give of their best as they serve the pupils in their care.  We work in partnership with families so that our students can be engaged and effective learners.


We seek to embody the Christian experience of community, where we share our gifts without counting the cost, where the emphasis is on what we can contribute, rather than on what we might receive, and where we give to each according to need.


As a limited company operating within the family of the Diocese of Oxford, we are motivated by our Christian values to serve our local communities.  But we do not impose those values.  Admissions policies are open, and priority is normally given to children in the local area.


We welcome those of all faiths and none, and we are proud of the ethnic diversity within our academies.


The Board of Directors of ODST are:-

  • Kathy Winrow (Chair)
  • Stephen Barber
  • Sir Clive Booth                                 
  • Dr Priscilla Chadwick                                            
  • Rev'd Canon Brendan Clover                                                
  • Anne Davey  (CEO)    
  • Rev'd Dr Megan Daffern
  • Jo Fageant
  • Rt Rev'd Colin Fletcher
  • Joanna Moriarty
  • Chris Wheaton
  • Tony Wilson