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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

Headteacher and founder of the Bee-Lieve Foundation to speak at The Shard.

September 19, 2023

Steve Tindall will be a key contributor to the 'Can You Hear Me?' event.

The Secretary of States visits St Paul's in Thames Ditton.

September 15, 2023

RAAC building work and measures instigated by the diocese and school are nearing completion.

Children from English Martyrs Catholic Primary School in Worthing are LivingSimply.

September 15, 2023

Pupils are working really hard to enrich their community & achieve CAFOD's LiveSimply award.

St Wilfrid's are Social Enterprise Superheroes!

July 13, 2023

The school have 5 social enterprises led by Year 10 students.

Mass of Thanksgiving for School Leaders at Arundel Cathedral.

July 10, 2023

More than 100 people from schools across the Diocese gathered to offer thanks last Thursday.

Children across Sussex & Surrey celebrate Arundel Cathedral’s big anniversary by getting creative!

June 26, 2023

More than 120 beautiful artworks were shared with the Diocese.

O‍lympian Sir Mo Farah opens a new Sports Hall at Salesian in Chertsey.

June 23, 2023

The occasion marked "a wonderful moment for the whole school community."

St Peter's in Guildford welcome a very special royal guest.

June 21, 2023

HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh met students, staff and volunteers.

Contact The Education Service

Our address is:

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