Church in Wales Education

26,000 children and young people across Wales attend a Church in Wales school.

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There are 152 primary and secondary schools across the Principality, and the six Anglican dioceses support high standards of teaching and learning in our schools.

As a provider of statutory education, we work alongside local authorities in partnership with the Welsh Government. This enables us to support the careers of over 5,000 teachers and support staff, and nurture school leaders for the future. We also have strong ecumenical links, working in partnership with other faith communities through Cytûn, and with the Catholic Church which is also a statutory provider of school places in Wales.

A sign of our partnership with local communities can be seen in the work of school governors. We are responsible for appointing foundation governors, who are a bridge between schools and the local community.

There are Church in Wales schools in most unitary authority areas, offering diversity to the people of Wales who have always been pioneers in the field of education. Our schools are inclusive by nature, serving children and young people in a range of communities. They also form a natural point of community focus, whether in the inner city or in rural villages.

Our schools are committed to celebrating the rich heritage of faith, language and culture of our land, offering the very best education to the children of Wales in a safe and secure Christian context.

Diocesan Education Teams

Each diocese has an education team led by the Diocesan Director of Education.