Welcome to Church Schools in Derby Diocese. There are 111 Church Schools in the Diocese who work very hard to provide the best possible education for the pupils in their care based on the Christian principle that Every Child Matters to God.

The schools are supported by the Board of Education whose vision is To Offer our children and young people life in all of its fullness.

On the links above you’ll find a wealth of information provided by the Derby Diocesan Board of Education to support school headteachers, teachers and school governors.

It is obviously true that good schools help produce an educated workforce. But the Christian vision is a far greater one. It is about setting a framework for children as they learn, which enables them to be confident when faced with the vast challenges that our rapidly changing culture brings to us.” Archbishop Justin

The Church of England has set out a clear vision for education (Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good) in which it states:

There are fundamental reasons, rooted the Bible, which have motivated centuries of Christian involvement in schooling hates country and around the world. The God of all creation is concerned with everything related to education…  Our vision encompasses the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional moral and social development of children and young people. We offer a vision of human flourishing for all, one that embraces excellence and academic rigour, but sets them in a wider framework. This is worked out theologically and educationally through four basic elements which permeate our vision for education: Wisdom; Hope; Community and Dignity.

Click here to find information about your nearest church school.