Welcome to the Archdiocese of Birmingham Education Service
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I am pleased to welcome you to the web-site of the Diocesan Education Service in the Archdiocese of Birmingham. You will find useful information about the work of the DES and the schools of the Archdiocese.
The Diocesan Education Service operates under the mandate of the Archbishop of Birmingham to ensure that the schools successfully operate in accordance within the Trust Deed of the Archdiocese. To this end, the DES offers direction and advice on a wide range of educational matters working in close partnership with Local Authorities throughout the diocese and the Department for Education.
Our diocesan schools make a significant contribution towards the education of children within the Midlands. Catholic schools exist in this diocese so that the Gospel of Jesus Christ continues to be proclaimed amongst the up and coming generations. Primarily they are of service to the families of the local Catholic community, supporting parents in their duties as first educators of their children in the faith. In this task Catholic schools provide youngsters with the opportunity of being educated in an environment of faith, where learning is assimilated within the human search for meaning, purpose and fulfillment in life which we believe comes from God and is ultimately directed towards God. The Church believes that through this task it makes a significant contribution to the formation of the citizens of the future and of the common good.
We hope you find this web-site useful and please contact us if you require further assistance.