PACT Educational Trust

PACT (Parents, Children and Teachers in Partnership) was established in 1996 as a personal initiative of parents and educators to operate schools and other educational projects which assist parents in their task as the primary educators of their children.


Our Schools

PACT schools are non-academically selective and provide independent education with a Catholic ethos for boys and girls aged 3-18.

Oakwood School, Oliver House, The Cedars and The Laurels.

PACT schools are characterised by a unique personalised tutorial system. This teaching method was pioneered in the UK by PACT. It seeks to integrate the pursuit of academic excellence, the acquisition of skills and the development of the student’s character.

This system of education was developed in Europe in the 1950s when parents were encouraged by Saint Josemaría Escrivá, Founder of Opus Dei, to exercise greater responsibility in the education of their children.

There are now more than a hundred such schools, all the fruit of personal initiative, in operation across the globe. PACT maintains professional contact with many of these schools.


Our Values

At PACT schools the educational rights of the family come first. PACT schools have the dual role of providing for the overall development of the students as well assisting parents to be more effective educators of their children.


The Foundation of the Fund

Our mission is to offer our system of personalised, character-based education to as many families as possible. In doing so we recognise that many families will require financial assistance in order to access the best character-based education that the UK has to offer. With these deserving families in mind, PACT is launching the BroadOak Bursary Fund on the occasion of Oliver House School’s tenth anniversary.

Our vision is to provide financial assistance to all families who demonstrate a need and desire to educate their children at one of our schools. The aim is that the BroadOak Fund ultimately will provide financial assistance of £500,000 per year. That is nearly 40 full bursaries at current levels.

All those who are attending the launch of the BroadOak Bursary Fund at Kensington Palace on the 25 April 2015 will be listed as Legacy Partners.

Our Patrons


The Lord & Lady Nicholas Windsor
with their children,
The Hon. Albert Windsor, 
The Hon. Leopold Windsor, 
The Hon. Louis Windsor