The Church of England is the largest provider of schools in England. There are over 4,600 Church of England primary schools and academies and more than 220 secondary schools and academies. Nearly one in five primary school children are educated in Church of England primary schools.
In Gloucester Diocese there are 116 Church of England Schools and academies, including one secondary co-sponsored Anglican/Roman Catholic Academy. As well as aided, controlled and foundation schools there are also affiliated community primary and secondary schools and a growing network of chaplaincies in higher and further education institutions. This represents over 30,000 children, young people and the adults who care for them, who come into weekly contact with the Department and the Diocese.