Schools and Education


The majority of Church of England Schools established in the 19th century, were built to serve the community around them and can still be thought of today as 'community schools with a distinctive Christian character'.

There are 143 Church of England infant, junior and primary schools and 9 Church of England Academies in the Portsmouth and Winchester Dioceses that are part of the state-maintained sector.

Within the primary schools alone, more than 30,000 children and 2,000 members of staff, experience a Christian approach to life through the values that underpin the work of the school and a daily act of collective worship.

There is one Church of England University, three Academies and 32 Independent Church of England Schools, one Sixth Form College and 9 Affiliated Schools that have strong links to the Dioceses.

The Education Team also works with principals and senior staff of Sixth Form and Further Education Colleges across the Dioceses in their leadership roles and staff with learners; offering support to promote the development of concepts of spirituality and values in the FE curriculum, and supporting and promoting chaplaincy.

These schools and colleges represent the Church of England's main engagement in education and mission with children and young people in the Dioceses of Portsmouth and Winchester.

The Education Team offers support to Clergy and Parishes in their work with Church Schools and Community Schools.

You can contact the Education Team's office on 023 9289 9658 or click here for full details of roles, responsibilities and full contact details

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The Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt RIP

We are sorry to announce the death of the former Bishop of Winchester, the Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt.

New Bishop of Basingstoke consecrated

The Reverend Canon David Williams consecrated by the Most Reverend Justin Welby , the Archbishop of Canterbury, at Winchester Cathedral

New Archdeacon for Mission Development starts work

Rev Canon Dr Paul Moore joins Diocesan team

Winchester Cathedral's Learning Centre Reopened

HM Lord-Lieutenant Open Winchester Cathedral's Refurbished Learning Centre

Odiham resident to cycle over 1000 miles

Steve Brown is raising funds for local church

General Synod votes in favour of women bishops

Statement from the Bishop of Winchester

Eleven new clergy ordained at Winchester Cathedral

New Deacons will serve communities across Hampshire and Dorset

A new Bishop for Basingstoke

Winchester vicar David Williams appointed

St Peter's Church, Ropley

Early on Thursday morning there was a serious fire at St Peter's Church in Ropley.

Funeral and memorial service for Bishop John Baker