Church Schools

There are 103 Church of England schools and academies in the Peterborough Diocese. Three of these are secondary schools, in Northampton, Kettering and Peterborough, and one hundred are primary schools.  Church primary schools can be found throughout the whole Diocese, serving rural, urban and suburban communities.

No two Church of England schools are the same, but they all share a Christian ethos, provide Christian worship and make Religious Education a key priority.  Peter Cantley, Director of Education, provides the strategic leadership overseeing the diocesan church schools team who provide ongoing support to all of our schools. They help to ensure that the Christian vision and values of the school are embedded in all aspects of school life.  Where a gold standard SLA is in place, a team of  diocesan schools consultants work with the church schools team bringing considerable experience of working in education in Church of Engalnd schools at headteacher level.

All Church schools are inspected through the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) framework, please find more information here.

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Supporting our Schools

  • Courses, Conferences and Consultancy Support
  • Policies
  • Diocese Board of Education Weekly Newletters and Bulletins
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Being a Church School

From Religious Educaiton and Collective Worship to SIAMS inspections and Foundation Governor appointments, we are here to support our schools and ensure they are well equipped to enable the children and young people in their care to thrive . Read More

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School Governance

Find out more about the role of Foundation Governors and the application process. Read More

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Admissions and Appeals

If your child has been refused a place at one or more of your preferred schools, you can appeal against the decision. Find out more about the process.

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Growing Faith Adventure

Growing Faith seeks to bring together the three spheres of church, school, and household. Read More

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Thank you from the Chair of the DBE 

The Archdeacon of Northampton Richard Ormston writes to all ministers to thank them for their involvement with our schools. 

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