Clifton department for Schools and Colleges

Latest News

Here you will find all the latest things happening in our schools

Training and events

Find out about our courses for teachers and Governors and book them online


Lots of documents for you to use in your Schools


Documents for inspections

Leadership and Governance

Documentation regarding Governance


All the latest vacancies in our schools

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.

Mary Cox

Mary Cox

Director for Schools and Colleges

Louise White

Louise White

RE Adviser

Jenny Fitzgerald

Jenny Fitzgerald

Departmental Officer

Roisin Johnson

Roisin Johnson

Office Administrator

Bill McEntee

Bill McEntee

Governance Officer

Paul Kehoe

Paul Kehoe

Schools Partnership Officer

Other department staff working closely with us:

Head of Property Services: Jo Long BSc(Hons) MRICS

Schools surveyor: Ross Uren

Latest News From Our Schools

Latest News

Here you will find all the latest things going on in our Schools


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

​There are over 85 Catholic schools in the Diocese of Clifton

We understand that every child is unique and a precious gift. Our schools working in partnership with the home and parish are dedicated to providing academic excellence in a community of faith. They prepare the young people in their care to become global citizens by sharing their faith, their gifts and their time.

To find out more about any of our schools, click on the map or enter a search to be taken to each school’s information.

Diocesan Multi Academy Trusts

The Cardinal Newman Catholic Educational Trust

Chief Executive Officer: Dr Daniel Doyle
Chief Financial Officer: Mrs Kimberley Bowgin
t: 07793 862 281

The Cardinal Newman Multi Academy consists of four schools:

St. Bernard’s Catholic Primary School
St Francis Catholic Primary School
St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary School
St Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Primary School

Our Schools

Office hours

Mon – Fri 8.30am to 4.30pm


160 Pennywell Road, Bristol, BS5 0TX



0117 902 5599