Serving and supporting schools

About Our Schools

children at St Paul's Cathedral

Welcome to London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS)

Our 155 Church of England schools open their doors to 55,000 pupils each day. It is our privilege to lead, equip and encourage them as we serve and support education right across our thriving, diverse and vibrant Diocese.

Our aim is for children and young people to flourish in the widest sense. Church schools are for everyone: this principle is as important to us today as it was when the LDBS was established in 1836. Find out more about 2030 Vision.

The outstanding LDBS team is dedicated to providing excellent training, advice, and resources to our whole extended family of schools and their leaders, teachers, support staff, governors and chaplains. Our support is broad: from school standards to the impact of the school’s Christian vision, from recruitment to HR to buildings maintenance. 

“I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness.” Jesus (John 10:10)
As you read about our work, please pray with us that the children and young people we serve will know life in all its fullness.

The Rt Revd Rob Wickham
Chair of Trustees

Smaller image – Children exploring St Paul’s Cathedral. Photo credit Graham Lacdao, St Paul’s Cathedral.

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.

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.

Schools Map

Latest Vacancies

Join our family of over 8,000 staff in one of our 155 Church of England schools across London. Below you'll find some of our current vacancies.
If you would like to talk about working at our school please contact our HR team on

Site Manager - St Mary Abbots CE Primary School, W8

Closing Date: 19th Dec 2023

Kensington & Chelsea


School Business Manager - Stepney All Saints, E1

Closing Date: 11th Dec 2023

Tower Hamlets


Governance Professional / Clerk - Gateway Academy, NW8

Closing Date: 18th Jan 2024



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

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