Supporting schools

We enrich, serve and support schools and academies:

  • distinctiveness and ethos
  • community
  • governors
  • training for clergy, parishes, teachers and governors

And provide professional advice on:

  • buildings and accommodation
  • governance
  • headteacher recruitment
  • strategic planning
  • inspections
  • academy conversions

Our strategy


Our schools and academies

  • 35 Voluntary Aided schools
  • 36 Voluntary Controlled schools
  • 1 Foundation school
  • 1 Standalone Academy
  • 35 DNEAT Academies (includes 1 Community school)
  • 5 St Benet's Academies (includes 1 Community school)

These 110 schools and academies represent more than half of Norfolk's small schools and serve a quarter of the young people in the Diocese, some 16,942 young people in total (as at January 2018).

View a map of all the schools




  • SIAMS schedule effective from September 2018. Relevant new information is available from the Church of England Education Office website. Please access this here
  • Embracing Change: Rural and Small Schools (March 2018) is available here
  • Valuing All God's Children (v2). This guidance is for all Church of England schools on challenging homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. The document is available here
  • Regulations on DBS checks for governors. It is now a requirement for all governors to have a DBS check. For full details please go to the governors page here
  • Working with Schools & Academies 2018-19 is now available on our training page.
  • The DBE Footprints newsletter is now available on the Publications page
  • Collective Worship for special events in primary schools and academies booklet is now available to download from our publications page
  • Governors guide to RE. This has been produced by our RE Adviser. It is available on our governors and clerks pages