Wakefield and Huddersfield Episcopal Areas

Church of England schools are a vital part of the work and ministry of the Church. There are 96 Church of England schools and academies in the Huddersfield and Wakefield areas, comprising 93 primary, 2 secondary and 1 cross phase 3-16 school. Together these schools educate nearly 22,000 pupils from nursery to sixth form. We work closely with the five Local Education Authorities which exist within our episcopal areas to support church schools: Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees, North Yorkshire and Wakefield.

These Church schools are supported by the Wakefield and Huddersfield Board of Education. The core purpose of the Board of Education is to work alongside schools to:

  • Support them in their task of providing high quality education inspired by Christian values and faith.
  • Enable as many young people as possible to experience a Christian education.
  • Encourage parishes to support and promote a Christian presence in all schools in their area.
  • Help Christians in education live the Christian life.

More than 24,000 adults and children in Wakefield and Huddersfield areas glimpse something of the Christian life through daily worship and community living.

Please follow the following links in this section:


Support Pages


Bishops Certificate in Pastoral Ministry

Bishop’s Development Fund

Care of Clergy

Children And Youth

Children and Youth: Ideas

Children and Youth: Participation and Listening

Children and Youth: Support

Children and Youth: Towards Good Practice

Children and Youth: Worship

Children, Youth and Families: WHAT’S ON

Christening / Baptism

Church Music

Communications Press and Media

Communion and Confirmation

Continuing Ministerial Education (CME)

Curriculum Resources

Deanery Deliveries

Development and Support

Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC)

Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship

Diocesan Offices

Diocesan Registry

Disability and access



Education and Training

Education Contacts

Education Courses and Events

Education Links





Godly Play


Hospital Chaplaincy

Learning And Training

Legal Notices

Local Authority Agreed Syllabuses

Media Contacts

Ministry among deaf people

Ministry and Vocation

Ministry of Healing


Mothers Union

Ordained Local Ministry



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Parish MOT

Parish Spotlights


Prayer and Spirituality


Publications and Resources

Racial Justice


Records Office

Resource Centres

Resources Mirfield

Retired clergy




School Reports

Services with Signing

SIAMS Inspections and Documentation

Social Responsibility

Society of Catholic Priests (SCP)

Spiritual Direction

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Theology and Society

Third Order of the Society of Saint Francis



Wakefield Anglican Cursillo

Wakefield Cathedral

Wakefield Diocesan Drama Committee

Wakefield Ministry Consultancy

Wakefield Resource Centre

What Are Church Schools?

Working with the media

Worship and Liturgy