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The Ridgeway Education Trust (RET) is the Multi Academy Trust (MAT) which oversees Didcot Girls’ School, St Birinus School and Sutton Courtenay Church of England Primary School.  It was created in 2012 when Didcot Girls' School converted to academy status to help facilitate future collaboration and partnership with other schools. In October 2013, RET was successful in its application to the Department for Education for sponsor academy status.

St Birinus School joined the MAT on 1 September 2015.  The increased collaboration between the two secondary schools helps to deliver a number of benefits including educational excellence, improved value for money and wider opportunities for partnership.

Sutton Courtenay Church of England Primary School joined the MAT on 1 April 2019, giving us the potential for further collaboration and the opportunity to build an exceptional coherent education provision from nursery up to, and including, sixth form.

The MAT Board has ultimate responsibility for running each academy within its structure and for setting the vision for schools within the MAT. The MAT has a master funding agreement with a supplemental funding agreement for each academy.

As Executive Headteacher and CEO, Rachael Warwick has oversight of the schools within Ridgeway Education Trust, Didcot Sixth Form and the DGS Teaching School Alliance. She works closely with the Headteachers at each school, the Director of Didcot Sixth Form and the Director of the DGS Teaching School Alliance to ensure high standards and a culture of continual improvement.

The core values of high quality teaching and learning, respectful relationships and an inclusive community underpin the Trust’s continuing development and support its commitment to excellence.

Key documents relating to the MAT are made available on this website. However, if you wish to know more about the MAT and how it operates please do not hesitate to contact Sophy Parkin-Haig, Company Secretary for RET, on We will be pleased to hear from you.

Registered Office address:

Ridgeway Education Trust, Didcot Girls’ School, Manor Crescent, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7AJ


01235 812 092

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RET Annual Report and Financial Statemen... 20th Dec 2018 Download
RET Gender Pay Gap Report as at 31 March... 31st Mar 2019 Download
Ridgeway Education Trust Register of Bus... 01st Apr 2019 Download
RET memorandum and articles of associati... 02nd Apr 2019 Download
Master Funding Agreement March 2019.pdf 02nd Apr 2019 Download
DAoS re SBS Supplemental Funding Agreeme... 23rd Apr 2019 Download
Ridgeway Education Trust Attendance 2018... 09th Sep 2019 Download
Ridgeway Education Trust Board Directors... 19th Sep 2019 Download
RET Members and Trust Board Structure Ch... 10th Oct 2019 Download
RET Scheme of Delegation 2019 20 TB appr... 11th Oct 2019 Download
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