There are 78 schools and academies in the Diocese of Hereford, most of which are primary schools but 3 are secondary schools. These schools nurture and educate approximately 11,850 children and places at them are frequently sought after by parents.
The Hereford Board of Education believes our schools are at the heart of the mission and ministry of the Church of England in Hereford.
The Diocesan Education Team works in partnership with four local authorities, offering a support service complementary to those offered by the local authorities.
Please visit the "Our Schools" page for contact details and useful information on all of our schools.
We are proud of all our church schools, of their values and the high standard of education they offer, and of their links with the community.
This section of the website provides resources and information for governors and teachers in our church schools.
Please take time to read our Diocesan Board of Education strategy “A View to the Future 2016”. This document (plus separate appendices) sets out our plans, hopes and aspirations within the context of these times and of the Church of England’s Central Vision for Education.
Director of Education
BAET - The Diocesan Multi Academy Trust
The Bishop Anthony Educational Trust was formed in Jan 2014 when St Thomas Cantilupe School joined as its first sponsored school. There are now nine C of E schools, both primary and secondary, with approximately 2,300 pupils.
More details on the trust and its schools can be found here BAET.
Links to the Church of England Education Policies and Documents
Church of England Vision for Education 2016
Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good
Distinctive and Inclusive
The National Society and Church of England Schools 1811–2011
A report on some small scale projects that address disadvantage
The Fruit of the Spirit
A Church of England Discussion Paper on Character Education
The Future of Rural Church of England Schools 2014
Making a Difference?
A Review of Religious Education in Church of England Schools 2014
"The Public Face of God"
Chaplaincy in Anglican Secondary Schools and Academies in England and Wales