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The Church of England has a major stake in education in parishes, dioceses and schools and colleges across the country.

  • Around a quarter of all state primary schools in England - that's around 4,450 - are Church of England.
  • Around one in twenty of all state secondary schools in England are Church of England  - that's around 210.
  • More than 40 academies are sponsored by the CofE through dioceses replacing failing or vulnerable school (from Phase 1 of Academies)

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2011 celebrates 200 years of church schools with the National Society

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