Transforming learning, transforming lives and transforming the church community



The Church of England Central Education Trust (CECET) is a unique and forward thinking strategic partnership which brings together the Dioceses of Birmingham and Lichfield and the University of Wolverhampton.

The partners believe that our alliance will significantly enhance the provision of education in the respective dioceses by delivering a robust approach to high quality school improvement. A key aim is to provide services which will enable all Church schools to be good schools, where children can be offered the richness of experience that the Christian tradition supports.

CECET will adopt a proactive approach to extending educational opportunities for pupils, staff and governors across the Midlands region.

CECET's purposes are twofold:

(i) to provide a strong framework for school improvement and the professional development of school staff and leaders; and
(ii) to facilitate the systematic expansion of academies and other new educational structures and partnerships.

Colin Hopkins
Director of Education

Diocese of Lichfield

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Academy Conversions

Church of England schools must first seek diocesan approval to convert into a multi academy Trust, please click here to download an approval form. Please ensure the form is completed fully, if necessary additional pages may be used. The Diocesan Policy on academy conversion can be downloaded here.

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