Diocese of Portsmouth

Schools and Education


Schools and Education in Portsmouth Diocese

The Diocese of Portsmouth works jointly with the Diocese of Winchester to support church schools across the whole of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We offer advice and support on improving academic standards, recruiting headteachers, school buildings, governance and admissions, collective worship, religious education and a school’s Christian ethos.

Our education team is based in Portsmouth’s diocesan offices, and includes specialists in school buildings, governance and admissions, finance and academies. Their work is overseen by the Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Board of Education, which includes both bishops.

We believe the distinctively Christian nature of our schools enables children to flourish in all respects, including achieving academic excellence and fulfilling their individual God-given potential.

For information about academies, please visit the Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust website: pwdat.org