The Diocese of Ely Education Directorate


AJRWelcome from Andrew Read,  Director of Education.

I am proud to lead a team of dedicated professionals jointly working in service of the 85 schools and academies in the diocese which serve the 8,000 parents, 15,000 learners and 1,800 leaders, teachers, governors, volunteers, clergy and church lay colleagues who make our schools and academies such special places.

Our schools and academies serve the needs of all faiths and none, and are open to children and parents from across all communities regardless of background, perspective, religion or culture. The Directorate works under the governance of the Ely Diocese Board of Education (DBE), a Statutory Body whose elected and co-opted members are appointed and approved by the Bishop of Ely and accountable to the relevant Boards and Committees of the Diocese.

The Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust (DEMAT) operates all academies, acting as a stand-alone legal entity with its own Board of Trustees, albeit reporting to the Diocese as the overiding parent body, and the Department for Education (DfE) as the majority funding body.

This web site is a dynamic and ever-growing resource centre for all working with our schools. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you cannot find what you need – we are always keen to help.