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About Us


Welcome to the Rochester Diocesan Board of Education, originally incorporated in 1895, is both a registered charity and a limited company that exists to support Church of England schools and academies in the Diocese of Rochester.

Our Church schools and academies are distinctive, fully inclusive and welcoming of diverse faiths, cultures and ethnicities serving the communities in the four local authorities of Kent, Medway, and the London boroughs of Bromley and Bexley.

There are 90 Church schools and academies within the Diocesan family of Church schools providing a Christian education through the state sector to some 27,000 children aged from 4 to 19.

Our Church schools and academies are diverse from small to large, rural to urban and are reflective of the communities they serve.  The common feature is one of providing a distinctive and nurturing education to its pupils and serving the needs of young people and their families in the community as a whole.

Our Church schools, academies and parishes have thousands of volunteers across the Diocese who encourage children and young people to grow in their Christian faith and we are most grateful for their service.

We hope you enjoy visiting our website which contains many useful resources and do contact us if you have any queries or would like to find out more about our work.