Welcome to the Diocesan Department for Education website
I am pleased to welcome you to the website of the Diocesan Department for Education (DDfE). On this website, you will find useful information about the work of the DDfE and the schools of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.
Acting Director of Education
There are approximately 56,000 children and young people in the 156 Catholic schools of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. The Diocese consists of 136 first/infant/junior/primary schools and 20 secondary schools. The children and young people in our schools remain the absolute priority. We work to ensure that they will continue to receive the very best educational opportunities and life fulfilling experiences, within communities which have the teachings of Christ and his Church at the very centre.
“The mission of schools is to develop a sense of truth, of what is good and beautiful. And this occurs through a rich path made up of many ingredients.”
Pope Francis – Address to Italian School Teachers – 10 May 2014