We champion education founded on the Christian faith and its values

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Welcome to London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS)

Since being established in 1836 we have had responsibility for the leadership, support, growth and encouragement of our schools. Our current 157 schools are spread across 18 local authorities; we care for 55,000 students, as well as, many thousands of teachers and support staff working in our schools.

Key purposes of the LDBS are “to promote church schools” and “to promote education which is consistent with the faith and practice of the Church of England”.

Our Schools

From single form entry primary schools to large secondary schools our family of schools covers a large area of London, North of the Thames, and Surrey.

We are continuing to build schools through the Free School policy.

Our ambition is two-fold: that all our schools will be valued for their excellence in education; and that there will be a place for every child wishing to go to a Church of England school.

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Latest Vacancies

Religious Studies Teacher

Closing Date: 6th Feb 2018

St Mary’s & St John’s CE School, Middle School,Bennett House, Sunningfields Road, NW4 4QR


Examinations and Data Officer

Closing Date: 16th Feb 2018

St Mary’s & St John’s CE School, Middle School, Bennett House, Sunningfields Road , NW4 4QR


Deputy Head

Closing Date: 19th Feb 2018



Become a Governor

All schools have their own governing bodies made up of individuals from different parts of school life. Parents, staff, members of the community, church or local authority are all welcome to be governors at our schools

Find out more about becoming a governor

Latest News

Bishop Sarah meets students at The Urswick School in Hackney on the day her appointment is announced


LDBS SCITT receives outstanding OFSTED report


Centenary of Lady Margaret School celebrated at Westminster Abbey