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Education Service Article

Catholic Education in Arundel and Brighton

Catholic schools and colleges are established to support Catholic parents in their responsibility for the academic, physical, spiritual, moral and religious education of their children in accordance with the teachings of the Church.

Catholic education endeavours to make the person of Jesus Christ known and loved, and to place Him and the teachings of the Church at the centre of the educational enterprise.

Bishops have extensive obligations and rights in relation to Catholic schooling in order to ensure the Catholic ethos and character of any school in the Diocese. In Arundel and Brighton, the Bishop's obligations and rights are carried out through the Diocesan Education Service.


The Diocesan Education Committee

Both the Bishop and Trustees are fully committed to ensuring the best possible education provision across the Diocese (The Word who is Life, 2018. 4: 75).  With this in mind, on behalf of the Bishop and Trustees, the Diocesan Education Committee provides a vehicle for collective planning, advice and decision-making in conjunction with the Diocesan Education Service and in relation to schools and academies. 

The membership of the Committee reflects a broad range of interests, including those of Headteachers in academies, maintained and independent schools, Governors and Clergy, alongside the Bishop, a Trustee and Diocesan Staff within and beyond the Education Service.

Abridged minutes of the last meeting is available through the following link:

Diocesan Education Committee minutes - Meeting of 4 December 2019

Note: These minutes are draft, pending approval and sign off by Committee members at the next meeting of the Committee (scheduled in March 2020).