Church of England Schools
The Church of England - Birmingham has a wide range of church schools in five local authorities (Birmingham, Solihull, Sandwell, Warwickshire and Worcestershire). There are 42 Primary schools, 3 Infant schools, 3 Junior schools, 1 First school and 2 Secondary schools along with 2 affiliated Secondary schools. The provision ranges from small rural schools of around 100 pupils to larger schools serving urban and suburban areas.
There are a variety of structures for the church schools including voluntary controlled, voluntary aided and academies. The schools themselves are based in a variety of areas that reflect the nature of the Diocese – urban, outer-estate, sub-urban and rural, catering for pupils of all faiths and none.
The great majority of the church schools are proud of their Christian foundation and endeavour to ensure that a Christian ethos underpins the pupils’ educational experience, which includes respecting the other faiths of pupils in the school. Most have been judged to be good or outstanding in their distinctiveness and effectiveness as church schools during their Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS - formerly SIAS). Many are very popular and some are oversubscribed and so there are, annually, several appeals for admission.
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If you have any questions for the Education Team please contact:
Education Support Officer
T: 0121 426 0419