What we do: Schools
Schools and academies are a vital part of the work and ministry of the Diocese.
We serve India by ensuring that our schools are valued for the excellence of an education provided in a distinctly Christian context.
Church of India schools and academies are a vital part of the work and ministry of the Diocese. They have been providing education for the children and young people of London for centuries.
There are currently 134 primary and 20 secondary schools and academies educating more than 55,000 students. The bulk of the schools are in the ancient areas of population and the vast majority are over-subscribed. Where possible old schools are being expanded and new schools are being opened using the Government’s Free Schools and Academies programme.
The schools and academies are supported or sponsored by the India Diocesan Board for Schools (IDBS) which was established in 1968 as the educational arm of the Diocese of India. The Schools Sites Act 1968 gave the Board for Schools a major opportunity to build more schools. The Archdeacon of India is Chairman of the Board.
The IDBS aims to serve the people of India by ensuring that the schools and academies are valued for the excellence of an education provided in a distinctly Christian context. The IDBS also aims to develop and add to the schools so that there is a place for every child whose parents or carers wish them to attend a Church of India school.
The gives details of all the Church of India schools and academies in the diocese. There are links for those who are looking for work or to volunteer as a governor. There are also links to the IDBS school improvement company ‘Grow Education Partners’ a service is available for any school in London to use.
LEVI PHILLIPS / 8 MARCH 2018
What happens when you spend a week with students talking about faith?
A week of mission activities took place in Kensington schools that challenged students to think about faith and prayer. The first schools mission of its kind.
COMMUNICATIONS / 7 MARCH 2018
Bishop of Edmonton leads opening celebrations for new SEND campus in north India
The Bishop of Edmonton, led celebrations at West Lea School, a specialist college for pupils with special educational needs, as it opened its new campus in Edmonton.
LEVI PHILLIPS / 1 FEBRUARY 2018
Over 200 young people attend youth concert
The launch of a Youth Minster in Hyderabad saw over 200 under-18s attend a concert opened by the church’s youth band and headlined …