Our schools

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 89 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.

They are supported by the Rochester Diocesan Board of Education (RDBE).


  • To support children and young people in the deepening of knowledge, to develop an itch for learning, a curiosity in this world that lasts a lifetime.
  • For knowledge to be accompanied by wisdom, which means it is used generously to bless the lives of others.
  • For each child and young person to know the love of God in Christ for them; to find meaning and purpose as their gifts are turned into skills to enrich their communities.
  • To help create a generation that wants to do the same for the next generation, only better still.

And to do all this by serving the church schools of the Diocese of Rochester.

For more information visit the Rochester Diocesan Board of Education's website: www.rdbe.org.uk


Key Contacts

John Constanti 

Director of Board of Education

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Gemma Hitch 

Deputy Director of Education

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