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In the Diocese of Truro our vision is for “discovering God’s kingdom, growing the church.” Education is all about growing and discovering, so our work with schools and colleges is at the heart of our diocesan life.

Education in Cornwall

The church has been leading in education in Cornwall for more than a thousand years, and after all this time we are still the leading provider and partner from nursery to university and beyond!

We work directly with 50 schools and academies across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and through teachers, governors and pupils we work with dozens more in a variety of partnerships.

Our vision for education means that we aim for the diocese to become a significant partner in raising standards in schools in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.


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44 Cornish church schools

The Church of England is the largest provider of schools in England; in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly that takes the form of 44 church schools and academies. From tiny village schools to the largest primary schools in Cornwall we are proud to serve thousands of children and their families.

Church schools do all the things that other schools do; we are safe and brilliant places for your children to learn, grow, prosper and discover. We do all of those things, and then we do more because in a church school we remember that children are a precious gift of God in creation, we believe that they are more than exams and statistics and we back that with a commitment to serve them and see them flourish.

Our Team

Most of our work takes place in schools, churches and colleges across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Our central team leads and resources this work led by Simon Cade, Diocesan Director of Education and Discipleship. Jo Osborne is our Director for Schools, working closely with school leaders, Ofsted and the DfE in making sure that we become a significant partner for raising standards. One of our key contributions to schools is through our network of governors and directors, the diocese works directly with more directors and governors in Cornwall than any other body; Bex Couch leads this work.


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