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Oxford Diocesan Board of Education (ODBE) provides high quality bespoke support to Church Schools and Academies in the diocese of Oxford.

Through its advisory services ODBE promotes:

  • Religious Education;
  • Collective Worship;
  • Spiritual development;
  • SIAMS and Ofsted inspections;
  • Leadership development.

The team provides specialist support for building development and legal matters. Among the churches of the diocese, the Board promotes church-related education and provides advice for clergy, governors and parishes in support of their schools.

The Diocese of Oxford covers the nine local authorities: Bracknell, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, and Wokingham. Some 60,000 pupils attend Church Schools in the diocese. There are 272 primary phase church schools, 8 schools in the secondary phase, 2 all through and 2 middle schools.