In January 2018 Northbourne converted to become an academy within the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST).  ODST is a local Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), based at St Mary’s Convent, Denchworth Road, Wantage, OX12 9AU.

The Trust was founded in 2012 from a commitment to excellent education for academies in the Oxford Diocese.

The trust supports schools across the diocese, which covers Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Milton Keynes. An ODST school is a special place, which values its individual identity and serves its local community.

ODST are committed to the highest professional standards from staff, ensuring that all their schools have high aspirations for their pupils, not just in the key curriculum areas but in those wider aspects of education that ensure our young people leave school fit to be caring and effective citizens in the world of tomorrow.

ODST is a place where all are welcome; staff and pupils of all faiths and none, where academic excellence abounds and where pupils and staff are enabled, valued and encouraged to become outward-looking, resilient learners and professionals.

You can find out more about ODST at