We are home to 85 schools and academies within the Diocese of Ely, located in Cambridgeshire, from Norfolk to South Suffolk, Peterborough to Newmarket and Wisbech to Babraham.

School window – courtesy of Little Thetford C of E Primary School

We have over 15,000 learners of all faiths and none.
We are highly aspirational, and set high standards of attainment for all our students enabling them to be the best they can be and have high hopes for their futures.

I have come so you may have life in all its fullness
John 10:10

Our schools are run on Christian principles for all people.


Bishop Stephen

Bishop Stephen talks about his Vision for EducationThe Church of England’s Vision for Education

The Church of England’s Vision for Education

The Vision Document has been summarized in three different ways for different audiences…


The Head’s Version

The  Parent Version

The Pupil booklet


Talks by the main speakers at the national conference on the Church of England’s Vision for Education can be viewed on You Tube – use the links below:


Four TED talks  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UbgcqMLDQg&list=PLadNxEAjSt_6ssXgSg_e19OFk6qWmuuAz

Archbishop Sentamu’s keynote address https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szU47ChOWRg&t=5s

Dame Alison Peacock’s address  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxIFFQbXR7o

Helen Matter’s “Hands on Vision”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTL-0MBdyMU


The Ely Diocesan Synod adopted the Strategy “People Fully Alive: Ely 2025” with its five levers of change:

  • Nurture a confident people of God
  • Develop healthy churches and leaders
  • Serve the community
  • Re-imagine our buildings
  • Target support to key areas

The Diocesan Board of Education and Schools Team are fully committed to the Strategy as an integral part of their work with schools.


Image: Bishop Stephen – copyright of the Diocese of Ely