Education & National Society


The CofE is a major provider of statutory education, the largest provider of schools in England. There are nearly 4,500 Church of England primary and middle schools and more than 190 secondary schools. Nearly one in five primary school children are educated in Church of England primary schools by 19% of all primary teachers.

Church School of the Future: read the full report here: protecting and developing our schools for the next decade

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Voluntary Activities

The Church of England is also a major provider of voluntary activities and training for those working with children and young people within the Church and the wider community.

Adult Education

Adult Education offered by the church aims to grow God's people, and to encourage all to develop as disciples of Christ.

All God's people are on a Lifelong Journey. The church can offer informal and formal opportunities for Lifelong Learning.

Further Education

Chaplaincy in Further Education is a growing ministry and the church promotes involvement in this important work, meeting the needs of young people 16-19 and many adults.

There are also opportunities for the Church to work in partnership with local FE colleges.

Higher Education

The Education Division's work in Higher Education is concentrated on supporting Chaplaincy in universities, Higher Education policy issues and Anglican Universities and University colleges.

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