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The Diocesan Board of Education

The Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) interprets the Church’s mission to children and young people through education.

A Diocesan Board of Education (DBE) is the statutory body with responsibilities for the promotion of Christian education and for Church schools and academies. Within relevant legislation, the religious authority for Church schools is the DBE for the diocese in which the school is located. The York DBE (YDBE) is the ‘religious authority’ for Church schools in the Diocese of York. Set within this context, the DBE develops strategies to carry out that mission, and ensures that, through its officers, these strategies are translated into action.

What the DBE does  

The Diocesan Board of Education promotes understanding of the nature and importance of that mission in the diocese and more widely and celebrates and champions it as an outworking of God’s love for his people.

The vision of the DBE is to build flourishing communities in its schools, parishes and homes where every child, young person and those who care for them has a transforming encounter with the Christian faith and the person of Jesus Christ.