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Additional information for staff, governors and Board of Education members.

Church schools

The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows: Phone: 0800 046 8687  Opening hours: 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline.

For appeals please see the information in the 'Parents' section to the left.

The Board of Education oversees the provision of Church schools in the Diocese of Peterborough. The Board is committed to its mission of promoting Christian education, excelling in quality, distinctive in sharing God’s love.

Some of our schools are now academies with the Peterborough Diocese Education Trust –

More information on PDET is available on their website via the following link

The annual service of dedication and thanksgiving for diocesan schools was held on 26 September at Peterborough Cathedral and attended by over 800 pupils, teachers and governors.  The wonderful service of praise and worship included combined junior and senior school choirs and musicians from several of our schools. 


Browse our events schedule for training sessions to support your work in church schools.

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If you are thinking of sending your child to a Church of England school in our diocese use this section to find out more.


School staff and governors will find helpful resources and documents in this section concerning Academies, Denominational Inspections, Collective Worship, RE and Policies.


Training Events

We offer a range of regular training events for church schools, academies and local schools, at staff and governors levels.

Foundation Governors

Foundation governors of Church Schools will find helpful information relating to the Foundation Governor application process here.

Contact us

Find out who to contact in the Church schools team.