Church in Wales Division for Education

noneThe Church in Wales is a Province of the Anglican Communion, comprising six dioceses.  Wales is a diverse nation, with a strong farming and rural heritage, while other areas are heavily urbanised and industrialised.  The diversity of culture and community also reflects the cosmopolitan nature of life in 21st Century Britain, although Wales has a unique and highly distinctive context with a strong commitment to the Welsh language.  Devolution has also brought a political confidence to Wales, with law making powers now starting to develop through the Senedd (the Welsh parliament) in Cardiff.

It is to this context that the Church in Wales ministers through its parishes, clergy and people, engaging the reality and diversity of people’s lives, and proclaiming the hope that is found at the heart of the Christian Gospel.

The Church in Wales has long been involved in education.  Almost 25,000 children and young people across Wales attend a Church in Wales school.  There are 165 primary and secondary schools across the Principality, and each diocese supports high standards of teaching and learning in our schools.

As a provider of statutory education, CEW works alongside local authorities in partnership with the Welsh Government, supporting the careers of over 5,000 teachers and support staff, and nurturing school leaders for the future. 

Contributions to RE

The Church in Wales is committed to developing high quality Religious education in every  one of its schools, playing its part in a broad and effective curriculum that allows children and young people across Wales to be well informed about issues of faith, and able to set that knowledge in the safe context of discussion, reflection and clear values for life.  Church in Wales schools have the option of teaching a dedicated Church in Wales Religious education syllabus, while the locally agreed syllabus in each local authority is supported and resourced by SACREs where the Church in Wales plays a full and active part.

Contact Church in Wales Division for Education


39 Cathedral Road


CF11 9XF


Telephone 029 2034 8200