The Rochester Diocesan Board of Education (RDBE) is a charity and a company that exists to support Church of England Schools, children’s and youth workers in the diocese of Rochester. RDBE Church schools are distinctive and inclusive and serve local communities in four local authorities of Kent, Medway and the London boroughs of Bromley and Bexley.
There are 89 Church of England schools within the Rochester Diocesan Family of Schools (RDFS) who give a Christian education through the state sector to 22,110 children aged from 4 to 19. RDBE have a growing number of community schools who have close links to the diocese through the Affiliation Scheme.
RDBE parishes employ over 40 children and youth leaders who work with hundreds of volunteers in churches across the diocese to encourage children and young people to grow in their Christian faith. All RDBE schools serve their local community as well as Christian families and a number serve large numbers of Sikh, Muslim and Hindu children, as well as African and African Caribbean Christians.