We are delighted to introduce you to the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education.

The SDBE is proud to support 103 schools and academies, colleges and universities across our diverse and vibrant Diocese.

Church schools are for everyone. Our vision for education in our schools and academies, colleges and universities reflects the wider Anglican concern for the well-being of everyone entrusted to our care.

The outworking of our Christian faith, identity and ethos is to serve the needs of young people and their families in the community as a whole. This has been the commitment of our Church Schools since their foundation, and will continue to be so, by God’s Grace, into a hopeful future.

From their offices nearby Southwark Cathedral the superb SDBE staff team are dedicated to providing excellent training, professional advice, resources, guidance and pastoral support. We aim to ensure that our school leaders, governors and chaplains are equipped to give the 42,000 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.

We encourage all of us to pray daily for the well-being and development of children and young people throughout South London and East Surrey, including those in our educational establishments.


With every blessing,

Rt Revd Christopher Chessun 

Bishop of Southwark and                                                                           

President of the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education                               

Roz Cordner

Diocesan Director of Education 


Our Schools

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Our Schools