Welcome to the Diocese of Bristol Education website.

We hope you will find what you need here but don’t hesitate to contact us if you can’t.

There are 71 Church of England schools in the Diocese across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Wiltshire and Swindon: 68 primary and three secondary. The Education team also works with non-Church of England schools, colleges and higher education institutions.

The Church of England has a strong legacy of providing education over hundreds of years. We aim to ensure that all children can experience ‘life in all its fullness’ through a high quality provision that enables them to flourish in all that they are and do. This is an education that is academically robust, distinctive in its care and inclusion of all, underpinned by Christian values that promote the development of character and opportunities for spiritual development. In such a system, school leaders and their staff will be well supported through the work that we do.



The termly newsletter is a great place to start to find out what is happening, who is new, our training and consultancy offer, including the free PQH courses, the annual conference on 15 November, and opportunities to bid for funding from Educational Foundations. We’ve had three ‘excellent’ SIAMS in the last term under the new framework; please join us in the many opportunities to share practice and learn from each other. Our thanks for all you do to ensure the wellbeing and progress of children and young people in this diocese.


Conferences and events

Diocese of Bristol Education Conference 2019 - Education for Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
Friday 15 November

A day for all school leaders: headteachers, senior leaders, all governors including chairs, ex-officios, clergy and church workers engaging with young people and schools.

We will be exploring one of the main themes from the national C of E Vision for Education: Educating for Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills.

Our keynote speaker is Mary Myatt who is an Education Adviser, writer and speaker. She works in schools talking to pupils, teachers and leaders about learning, leadership and the curriculum. She will be speaking about the link between wisdom and creating an intentional curriculum that will lead to high standards for all.

There will be discussion, workshops, opportunities for reflection and a busy marketplace where ideas from several schools will be shared. So come along and participate with colleagues in this special day that will support us to support young people to grow with Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills.

Book your place here.

Find other Education events and training on our Eventbrite page.