St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Thame

Inspired to be our best.....

The Dominic Barberi Multi Academy Company

St Joseph’s is part of the Dominic Barberi Multi Academy Company (DBMAC), a centre of excellence for Catholic education in Oxfordshire.
The DBMAC is a company set up to lead seven Catholic Academies. The six other schools in the Multi Academy Company are St Gregory the Great Oxford, St Thomas More Kidlington, St John Fisher Littlemore, Our Lady's Cowley, St Joseph's Carterton and Our Lady of Lourdes Witney.
We are an integral part of the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham and work closely with the Diocesan Department of Education, the Local Authority, the Department for Education, Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, our local academies and schools, local business and commerce and the wider community.
We are committed to strive for excellence and to make a positive difference in our wider community. For more information on the DBMAC, go to


The Academy Committee

Academy Committee Representatives may be contacted via the school office. For more information about our Academy Committee Representatives, please click here

Foundation Committee Representatives 

Appointed by the Archdiocese of Birmingham

Fr David Hartley (Chair) - appointed 29 September 2016

Rob Harris (Vice Chair) - appointed 31 March 2017

Angela Briggs - appointed 4 December 2018

Jim Crisp - appointed 19 January 2018

Richard Hawkins - appointed 31 March 2017

Rebecca White - appointed 28 October 2016

Kate Weir - appointed 16 October 2017

Parent Committee Representatives

Elected by Parents

Clare Tilley - appointed 17 January 2018


Staff Committee Representatives

Elected by staff

Fiona Dyer - appointed 17 June 2013

Janice Heaney - appointed 17 June 2017


Jessica Tweedie, Principal

Ex officio


Secretary to the Committee - Sue McGarry

The Academy Committee has three main sub-committees. Terms of reference for each sub-committee may be seen by clicking on the links below:

Curriculum Committee

Resources Committee

Admissions Committee


Academy Committee attendance at meetings for academic year 2018 - 2019