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Diocesan Education 
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Education

‘Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.’ St Catherine of Siena

Catholic education is an integral and essential part of the Church’s mission; to make the person of Jesus Christ known and loved, and to place Him and the teaching of the Catholic Church at the centre of people’s lives. Catholic schools support Catholic parents in their responsibility for the academic, physical, spiritual, moral and religious education of their children, in accordance with the teachings of the Church.

About our Schools

We have a wide range of Christ-centred, nurturing and successful schools in our Diocese. They include:

Sixty-four state-funded schools comprising of fifty-three primary schools and eleven secondary schools.

Of these, thirty-three primary schools and six secondary schools are voluntary aided (VA) and maintained through local authorities. A further fourteen primary schools and three secondary schools are academies under the Xavier Catholic Education Trust with six primary schools and two secondary school academies under the Bosco Catholic Education Trust.

Our Diocese includes twelve independent schools and one independent non-maintained specialist school.

The knowledge, dedication and commitment of approximately 5,000 teachers and support staff deliver Catholic education to more than 37,800 children across our Diocese. Our schools are ably supported in their work and mission by 700 school governors and many more volunteers, parents and carers.

Education News

Remove the 50% cap: your voice can help support Catholic Education in the UK

June 4, 2024

The current cap prevents the Church from accessing funding & establishing new schools

Inclusion Award achieved by St Cuthbert's School, Englefield Green

May 29, 2024

An inclusive school gives all pupils regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, achievements or background the opportunity to succeed

Pope Francis celebrates first World Children's Day in Rome, 25-26 May

May 23, 2024

The Holy Father issued a message to the children of the world

Induction Mass for Paul Barber, Principal of St Richard's Catholic College, Bexhill

May 14, 2024

Bishop Richard celebrated the Mass at St Richard's Catholic College, with clergy of the deanery and members of the community

Papal Award for Simon Parr, recently retired diocesan Education Officer

May 13, 2024

Simon Parr was awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice award, for his service to the Church

Wonderful Schools Singing Programme event for children from four Surrey schools

May 10, 2024

100 children sang liturgical repertoire together at the event in Cranleigh

St Robert Southwell joins Bosco Catholic Education Trust.

May 1, 2024

The primary school is the ninth school to join Bosco CET.

Head of St George's, Weybridge, reflects on RS outreach programme

April 8, 2024

Rachel Owens blogs on 40 years of partnership between St George's, Weybridge, and local Catholic primary schools.

Contact The Education Service

Our address is:

The Education Service
The St Philip Howard Centre
4 Southgate Drive
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 6RP