Why do we have Church of England schools?
There are many reasons for the existence of
Church schools. These can be broadly summarised as follows:
There are important theological reasons. For instance, Church
- stand at the centre of the centre of the Church's mission to
- are a key means through which the church can reach out to the
- strive to achieve a balance between service to the community
and Christian nurture of young people
There are important historical reasons. These include:
Church schools are an important part of statutory
Overarching all this is the very evident popularity of Church
schools in the eyes of parents who value the distinctive, but
inclusive, ethos, mission and values.