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Diocesan 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

St Cuthbert’s and St Joseph’s join XAVIER Catholic Education Trust.

December 6, 2023

The schools become the sixteenth and seventeenth schools in Xavier CET.

Catholic chaplain Jess Mall has been voted in as ACCE National Coordinator.

November 27, 2023

Jess is on the chaplaincy team at St George’s in Weybridge.

Bishop Richard celebrates Headteacher Kate Carter's Induction Mass in Guildford.

November 9, 2023

People across the St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic School community joined the celebrations.

English Martyrs campaign letters are presented to the Prime Minister!

October 10, 2023

KS2 children from Worthing are campaigning to 'Send my Friend to School'.

Pupils from across the Diocese joined the Secondary Schools' Pilgrimage.

October 9, 2023

'We considered the Franciscan principles of Stewardship as we walked'.

Cardinal Newman School in Hersham celebrate Gerry Flower's Induction Mass.

October 3, 2023

'A wonderful occasion with the Hall full of pupils, parents and colleagues'.

St Oscar Romero Catholic School to establish a Sixth Form in September 2024!

September 29, 2023

The move will 'benefit students, parents, staff and Catholic education'.

People of all ages joined English Martyrs' Goring beach clean.

September 21, 2023

Nearly 50 children, parents, staff and family members took part.

Contact The Education Service

Our address is:

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