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Learning and Flourishing Together


PDET is a family of Church of England Schools across Northamptonshire, Peterborough and Rutland.  

We believe that we can achieve more by working together as one highly committed team, to ensure that every child within our Trust experiences an excellent education and realises their God-given potential to flourish.

We embrace the Church of England's Vision for Education, seeking to educate for wisdom and knowledge, hope and aspiration, community and living well together and dignity and respect. We believe in the infinite worth of each person; children deserve the very best education and hence, we support our colleagues to provide this.

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Our impressive list of 33 academies

Join Our Trust
  • Pupils are enthusiastic about their learning and wider opportunities. They praise the amount of lunchtime and after-school clubs on offer. Pupils are excited by these rich experiences. The activities, such as learning a musical instrument and dance club, help to develop pupilstalents and interests.

    OFSTED 2023 (St Barnabas CE School)
  • Pupils say that bullying is very rare. They feel confident that adults will listen to any concerns that they have. They value the rewards system and say that it is fair. Pupils feel safe in school. They say that their teachers look after them well.

    OFSTED 2023 (Spratton CE Primary School)
  • Pupils have access to a diverse range of high-quality texts. Pupils enjoy reading and also enjoy listening to stories being read to them. Daily story time provides pupils with an opportunity to read for enjoyment.

    OFSTED 2023 (Ryhall CofE Academy)

Peterborough Diocese Education Trust in numbers

The Trust has grown to become the home for 33 schools across the Peterborough Diocese. PDET is the largest MAT in the Diocese and, by number of schools, one of the 25 largest MATs in the country. Currently, we serve over 6,000 pupils and employ almost 1,000 staff. 


% of schools who joined

PDET judged Ofsted Good


% PDET schools who are

judged as Good or better

  • 75.3

    PDET's average KS2 writing outcomes (national average 71%)

  • 82.4

    PDET's average Year 1 phonics outcomes