The current national education agenda presents schools with challenges, risks and opportunities. The Departmental team is well-placed to assist all our current schools. Some are developing into academies whilst others are looking towards increased collaboration and shared services.
In 2012, the Diocesan Board of Education formed its academies trust (DBAT), initially in order to sponsor the new Fishponds CE Academy. We also take the opportunity to bid for additional new schools when a Local Authority seeks extra provision where the population is increasing rapidly.