I am delighted to introduce you to the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education.

We are proud to support 106 schools and academies, colleges and universities across our diverse and vibrant Diocese.

Church schools are for everyone. Our education is distinctive, deeply rooted in Christian values, and the culture of our schools is guided by a Christian approach to life. We care about the individual. Our vision embraces the spiritual, moral and social development of our children and young people as well as nurturing their intellectual, creative and physical skills. Our schools are closely connected to their local churches and communities.

From our premises overlooking Southwark Cathedral my superb SDBE staff team is dedicated to providing excellent training, professional advice, resources, guidance and pastoral care. We aim to ensure that our school leaders, governors and chaplains are equipped to give the 37,000 young people in our care the best possible education and life chances.

SIAMS and OFSTED inspection outcomes place us as one of the highest performing Diocesan Boards of Education nationally, with our diocesan schools’ performance consistently above national averages.

Please explore our site to learn more about the exciting new initiatives taking place in schools across the Diocese, and the opportunities for you to be a part of our diocesan family of schools.

With every blessing,

Colin Powell Lay Canon

Diocesan Director of Education

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Our Schools

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Our Schools