PACT (Parents, Children & Teachers) was founded by a group of Catholic parents and educators. It is a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity.
PACT Educational Trust was founded in 1993 by a group of Catholic parents and educators to establish schools and other means of supporting families whose deepest desire is that their children grow into men and women of integrity committed to living their whole lives by Christian principles; men and women who, among the exhilarating, and challenging opportunities that the future presents, are resolved to be the exemplary citizens and inspirational leaders that our society needs.
The Trustees and founders believe that parents should be at the heart of the education of their children and that it is the role of schools to be of service to the family in trying to achieve this goal.
PACT has, to date, founded four independent schools. In 1996 it set up Oakwood School in Purley, Surrey and in 2004 Oliver House School in Clapham, South London. In September 2013 PACT launched two secondary schools, The Cedars for boys and The Laurels for girls, in Croydon and Clapham respectively.
PACT is governed by a Board of Trustees, all of whom give their services without any financial reward. The PACT Board is the governing body of Oakwood, Oliver House, The Cedars and The Laurels.They meet regularly to discuss all aspects of school life, and the meetings are also attended by the CEO of the charity and the Headteachers of each school.
Mrs Ella Leonard
PACT Educational Trust Ltd
c/o The Cedars School
Telephone 0208 185 7770