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What we do…

The department has three main roles:

Advise and act for the Bishop and trustees on all matters pertaining to schools and colleges.
Advise and support the schools of the diocese in carrying out their mission as Catholic schools.
Provide information and advice to the Catholic community on the provision of Catholic education and access to it.

Bishop Declan has a special message of thanks for all our Head Teachers in this time of Lockdown.

Primary Schools Leavers’ Mass

The Year 6 Leavers’ Mass is the annual celebration for all the Year 6 Primary children in Clifton Diocese. Due to Covid restrictions we have been unable to meet in person this year. In this recorded Mass we say goodbye to the Year 6 classes in all the schools. We hope that as they start their new journey to Secondary schools and colleges their light of Christ will shine for others to see and follow.

We would like to thank the pupils of The Rosary School in Stroud for their lovely singing and the pupils of St. Pius X School, Bristol who did the readings so beautifully.

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly Sunday 25th July 2021

The primary schools have created some beautiful work to celebrate their grandparents. If you were unable to do this work in school, there is a ppt that tells you all about this special day and a slip you can download to write a message for your grandparents. Thank you to Kevin Loud, the Lay Chaplain at St Bernadette’s Secondary School for creating these resources.

PowerPoint presentation:

Below is a Zip folder with all the work the students have done and the resources available!


Dunstan Partnership presentations:

Please find below PowerPoints showing some of the wonderful Chaplaincy work that has taken place in schools across the Dunstan Partnership.


Here you will find updates from the Director and all Newsletters


Resources for Governors

R E Teaching Resources

Find resources for Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Chaplaincy


Find out about all the courses we offer

RE Inspections

Here you will find Denominational Reports (S48) for all our schools


Find out about our partnerships

Meet the staff

Here we are:

Director for Schools and Colleges

Mrs Colleen Collett B.Ed,

RE Adviser

Ms Louise White,

Departmental Officer

Mrs Jenny Fitzgerald,

Schools Office Administrator

Mr Graham Tiley,

Governance Officer

Mr Bill McEntee,

Schools Partnership Officer

Mr Paul Kehoe,