Schools & Academies

In Nottinghamshire we have some 71 Church schools and academies; 64 in the primary phase and 7 in the secondary phase.

List of our Schools and Academies

For a list of our schools and academies please click here.  To view a map showing the spread and location of schools in the diocese click the following link  church-schools-map-september-2016

The Board of Education oversees these schools on behalf of the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham.

Guided by the Diocesan Vision:  Joining together in the transforming mission of God,  we aim to provide to schools which are;

  • Distinctive:  having a Christian ethos based on living worship and creating a sense of belonging with a curriculum framework offering opportunities for God and faith to be discussed openly.
  • Inclusive: serving local communities by being open to children of all backgrounds, irrespective ethnicity, faith or family situation; nurturing those of the Christian faith and welcoming those of other faiths and none.
  • Effective: seeking justice by working to ensure  an excellent education for all pupils
  • Rooted:  in Christian values and the rich faith background of the Church of England, enabling pupils to flourish as human beings and grow as disciples

Please click this link to access the Diocesan Board of Education Vision Leaflet DBE vision_Layout 1 (2) web

Please click this link to access the leaflet “Building an effective relationship between a clergy person and a head teacher of a church school”

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Small schools – Planning for the Future

Recognising the particular challenges facing small schools at this time in terms of viability and sustainability, the National Church of England Education Office has produced a new planning resource for small governing bodies and headteachers.

For the toolkit please click here.

For the supporting document please click here.


Church School Leaders Conference 2017

Date for your Diary – Wednesday 22 November 2017

More information to follow


Church School Leaders Conference 2016

Faith, Hope and….Leadership

The 2016 Church School Leaders’ Conference took place on Wednesday 16th November at The Derbyshire Hotel. Our diocesan bishop, The Rt Revd Paul Williams, was our keynote speaker, with additional input from Tim Summersby (headteacher of an outstanding church school in Birmingham) and senior leaders from The Nottingham Emmanuel School.

To view Bishop Paul’s PowerPoint presentation, please click here church-school-leaders-conference-2016-bishop-pauls-address

To view Tim Summersby’s PowerPoint presentation, please click here…/Overcoming-Giants.pptx

Alison Brown’s Collective Worship workshop has a linked PowerPoint that can be accessed at


Useful links

National Society
Christian Values 4 Schools
Department for Education
Teaching as a Christian Vocation (Transforming Lives)
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
Culham Institute
RE Today
Scripture Union
Nottinghamshire County Council
Nottingham City Council
A guide to safe internet use – for children, teens, parents and teachers
Celebrating RE
Christian Values for Schools
Church School of the Future Review
Worship Workshop