Welcome to the Education Home Page.

The Department for Education oversees the work of schools and colleges across the Diocesan footprint. This equates to 65,000 young people educated in 165 primary schools, 30 secondary schools and 4 sixth form colleges. The remaining number of our 208 schools comprise of 11 independent schools and a Diocesan 11-18 special school. Around 1,500 Foundation Governors are appointed by the Bishop to assist with Governance.

Current Information


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Headteacher & Chair of Governor Briefings

Please be advised that booking system is now open for the summer term Headteacher & Chair of Governor Briefings.

These will be held on:-

  • Wednesday 19th June – 8am – 10am – The Village Hotel Ashton
  • Wednesday 19th June – 4pm – 6pm – The Hough End Centre
  • Wednesday 26th June – 8am – 10am – The Dunkenhalgh Hotel
  • Wednesday 26th June – 4pm – 6pm – The Village Hotel Bury

If you would like to attend one of these sessions, please go to “LOGIN” and enter your schools details to access the Resource Centre.



Finding the Way


Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Our Lady & English Martyrs Parish Centre, Urmston, M41 7DS

We would like to invite our governors and teachers to our event focused on engaging parents, involving young people & families in the parish, providing opportunities for encounter & accompaniment.

  • 10:00 – Arrivals, tea, coffee
  • 10:30 – Opening Liturgy
  • 10:45 – Introduction to the day
  • 11:00 – Fr Bryan Cunningham ‘Engaging Parents’
  • 11:45 – Patty Ganley ‘Accompanying young people in their faith’
  • 12:15 – Lunch
  • 13:00– Fr Chris Gorton ‘Providing opportunities for encounter’
  • 13:30 – Lorraine Leonard, Liz Gibbons and Rob Jordan ‘Involving young people and their families in the parish’
  • 14:00 – Conclusion and closing prayer

If you would like to attend please book your place online at
Lunch & refreshments provided




Laudato Si Resources

Over the coming weeks and months there will be concerted focus by the Bishop and wider diocese to promote the protection of our common home.  With this in mind, you are encouraged to think about how we can care for our planet at work.

Some of our schools have some fantastic ideas about how we can reduce, reuse or recycle items to lessen our impact on the environment.

St Peter’s RC High School

“In response to your call to parishes encouraging to schools to be a part of caring for our environment as good Stewards of God’s Creation, we have a dedicated team of pupils from both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 who have led much of this action themselves, including presentations to our staff and governors and environmental training of both adults and primary links pupils.”

Please see the below summary of what what St Peter’s have been putting into place…

Eco Schools Work at St Peter’s R.C High

St Ambrose RC High School

“We have created a teaching resource in response to Bishop John’s Pastoral Letter, calling us to think global and act local with regards to the environment and “care for our common home”.

Please see the below summary of what what St Ambrose have been putting into place…

Enviro-LENT Pledge
Pledge Template