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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.