Schools and the Deanery
There is a warm and longlasting relationship between the Church of England primary schools and parish churches within the Deanery. Many of the schools were founded by their local parish churches in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as London expanded westward and this close relationship has endured.
Nearly half of our parishes are home to a Church of England school and many parish clergy and lay people serve schools as governors and in other voluntary and pastoral roles. Naturally, pupils and their families are often involved both with their schools and their parish churches - though our schools educate children of many different faith backgrounds.
Work at the Deanery Level
The Deanery Education Group works to support schools in co-ordinating certain aspects of their policy and plays a role in the appointment of those governors who are formally nominated by Deanery Synod.
In recent years we have organised an annual school leavers' service which has been hosted by St Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey.
The Deanery Synod also co-ordinates the financial support of schools by churches in the Deanery and local charities. You can find out more about our financial support for schools here.
Burdett Coutts and Townshend, Rochester Row
St Barnabas, Pimlico
St Clement Danes, Drury Lane
St George's, Hannover Square
St Matthew's, Westminster
St Peter's, Eaton Square
Soho Parish School, Soho