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CEO Welcome

Welcome from the CEO

Romero is a rapidly growing Catholic Academy Trust covering the schools of the Diocese of Salford in Blackburn with Darwen, Calderdale and Lancashire. We began as a collaboration of six schools that came together to support each other and although we will grow to become one of the largest Trusts in the region, we still uphold the core principles on which we were established.  Our values can be summarised as:

Faith: to nurture our belief in God

Service: to live out the responsibilities of our faith by serving others

Aspiration: to aspire to fulfil the potential of each individual, created uniquely in the image of God

Collaboration: to work collaboratively; sharing and fostering the strengths and expertise of all.


Inspired by our patron, St Oscar Romero, we ‘aspire not to have more, but to be more’, which means our schools are joyful and happy places of learning.

Romero is a dynamic, vibrant and outward facing Catholic Academy Trust that is powered by the remarkably talented people who work in our schools and amazing pupils who we serve and who deserve the very best we can offer.

As we always say, ‘Isn’t it exciting and aren't we lucky?’


Des Callaghan

CEO Romero Catholic Academy Trust