Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

General Information


Over 28,500 children are educated in the Diocese of St Albans’ 136 church schools. On this page you will find general information about schools in the Diocese of St Albans, along with information frequently requested by schools, including a list of schools by local authority and by phase, term dates by local authority, and a map of the Diocese.



The Board of Education supports the work of governing bodies by providing a dedicated Admissions Adviser. Bob Garrard can provide advice to schools on a range of admissions issues. For Bob’s contact details, click on the link at the bottom of this page.

Admissions Guidance for VA Schools and Academies

Schools Admissions Policies 2018/19 – Admissions Officer letter to schools, November 2016

Affiliated Schools

Affiliated Schools are non-church schools which work closely with their local parish church and share the Board of Education’s commitment to a values-based, community-focussed education that serves the common good. Affiliated schools have the ability to join the Board of Education’s Service Level Agreement and to attend courses run by the Schools Team. Schools considering becoming Church of England Academies or maintained schools often become affiliated schools in advance of taking on a religious designation.

For further information, see our Affiliated Status booklet and application form.

Church Schools

List of church schools by local authority

For contact details for church schools in the Diocese of St Albans click here


Church of England Schools and Academies remain responsible for their own safeguarding policy and practice and should report safeguarding concerns to the relevant authorities in line with their adopted safeguarding policy. School leaders and governing bodies can contact the Diocesan Director of Education for informal advice, support or to receive advice from the diocesan press officer in managing media enquiries relating to serious safeguarding incidents. The Diocese of St Albans’ policies and guidance on safeguarding can be found here: Safeguarding

Vision for Education

Church of England Vision for Education July 2016

School Term Dates 2016-18


Areas of responsibility – as of January 2017

Lead Officer / First point of contact – list as of January 2017

Contact the Schools Team



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