St James' CE Primary School

Creating a school family founded upon Christian values

  • love
  • hope
  • peace
  • joy
  • forgiveness
  • compassion
  • honesty
  • patience
  • perseverance
  • koinonia

Diocese of St Albans Multi-Academy Trust



We are proud to be part of DSAMAT, having joined the Trust on June 1st, 2022, and work closely with all our colleagues across the Trust.

The Trust has a clear mission which shapes our work: Enabling all to flourish, rooted in God's love. Together we ensure our academies are places of hope, nurture, equality, respect and collaboration.


 The Diocese of St Albans Multi-Academy Trust is a Church of England Trust established in September 2016 primarily for Church of England schools in the Diocese of St Albans, which consists of the Local Authority areas of Hertfordshire, Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, Luton, parts of the London Borough of Barnet and two parishes in Buckinghamshire.

Following the principles used to establish Church of England schools in the 1800s, the Diocese of St Albans Multi-Academy Trust remains committed to, where possible, providing a locally based high-quality education that enables schools to meet the needs of their local community, whilst benefiting from a regional network of support. Academies that are part of the Trust will retain their name, school uniform, local customs and through the local governing body will be governed locally following a delegated scheme of earned autonomy.


As a Church of England Multi-Academy Trust, our commitment to a locally based education will be delivered through an approach consistent with the faith and practice of the Church of England. All academies in the Trust will be expected to deliver the curriculum within a programme of Christian values and virtues in an overarching ethos that sees each individual child as being of worth and having the capacity to grow into a fully rounded person. Community is another important concept, and individual academies within the Trust will have access to events and training available to all schools and academies within the St Albans diocesan schools’ network that will ultimately include local, school-led, Church of England Multi-Academy Trusts and stand-alone academies.

DSAMAT Contact Information.


c/o Manshead CE Academy

Dunstable Road


Luton, LU1 4BB

Tel:- 01525 840183


Overview of Trust Governance


DSAMAT Governance Framework

DSAMAT Funding Agreement

Governance Structure