Board of Education
The Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education is a multi-disciplinary team working throughout Wiltshire and Dorset, providing services to all schools and parishes.
Office Hours: 8am-4pm, week days
Director of Education
Chris Shepperd: 01722 746948,
The Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education (SDBE), formed in 1830, is one of the oldest formal diocesan bodies. Many of our schools were founded before that date, and the Board, or Council as it was called then, was formed to support their work and to promote new schools. Click here for information on the Diocese of Salisbury.
Directions to the Diocesan Education Centre,
The Avenue, Wilton SP2 0FG
Click here for written directions and here for a map of Wilton, with the Park & Ride located top right.
‘Sat Nav’ users please note: SP2 0FG currently directs you to the Wilton Land Command directly opposite the DEC!
Our new overview is available here.
Putting children, young people and families at the heart of our mission.
Download the text by Sir Al Aynsley-Green, former Chair of SDBE, to find out more.
How we can help:
SDBE serves God in all aspects of the Church's educational work, enabling people to develop spiritually, morally, socially and intellectually according to the beliefs of the Christian faith. Church schools, children’s and youth work are seen as central to the church’s mission, along with those in continuing education.
SDBE seeks not only to fulfil its statutory duties, and monitor standards, but also to nurture and develop all involved in the life of its schools and parishes.
Support and advice on developing children and young people’s spirituality, personal, social, cultural and moral education
Resources for teachers and governors, children and youth workers
Training, centrally and locally, and sometimes in conjunction with LAs and other dioceses
Guidance on developing a Christian ethos and a Christian perspective on all aspects of school and parish life for young people
Pastoral and professional support for church schools in all aspects of school leadership, management and governance
Pastoral and professional support for all those involved with children and youth work
Support and advice on Religious Education, Collective Worship and Inspection
Advice on buildings and trusts (Voluntary Aided)