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Chester Diocesan Board of Education

This page gives details of the company and its members

Chester Diocesan Board of Education is governed by the Diocesan Boards of Education Measure 1991 which gives it the following functions:

  • to promote or assist in the promotion of education in the diocese, being education which is consistent with the faith and practice of the Church of England;
  • to promote or assist in the promotion of religious education and religious worship in schools in the diocese;
  • to promote or assist in the promotion of church schools in the diocese and to advise the governors of such schools and trustees of church educational endowments and any other body or person concerned on any matter affecting church schools in the diocese;
  • to promote co-operation between the Board and bodies or persons concerned in any respect with education in the diocese;
  • such other functions not contrary to this Measure as are assigned to the Board by the diocesan synod, other than functions relating to church schools or church educational endowments.

The Board has been reconstituted and is in The Chester Diocesan Board of Education Order 2016. The new Board will come into being on 1 January 2017.

The Board is a company limited by guarantee registered in England (no. 85176) and a registered charity (no. 525790).

The Memorandum of Association which gives the objects of the company can be seen here.

The Articles of Association which govern how the company is run can be seen here.

Following the reconstitution of the Board, The Memorandum and Articles will be revised during 2017.

The Accounts for the year 2008 can be seen here.
The Accounts for the year 2009 can be seen here.
The Accounts for the year 2010 can be seen here.
The Accounts for the year 2011 can be seen here.
The Accounts for the year 2012 can be seen here.
The Accounts for the year 2013 can be seen here.
The Accounts for the year 2014 can be seen here.
The Accounts for the year 2015 can be seen here.

The National Society has produced a report entitled 'A Diocesan Board of Education for the Future.'  It can be seen here.


The current members of the Board are:

The Bishop of Chester;
Bishop's Appointments
- The Bishop of Stockport, the Rt Revd E J H Lane;

Diocesan Synod appointments
The Revd L Bannon
The Revd L Boyle
Mr C Hughes
Mr E Owen
Canon E Renshaw MBE
Mrs S Riley
Mr I Roberts

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Individual Schools – Details about individual schools including inspection reports can be found here. A Google map showing the position of Church of England schools in the Diocese is here.

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