There are 62 maintained schools in Clifton Diocese, educating 21,673 pupils.

They are supported by a ‘volunteer army’ of school governors, including 350 Foundation Governors appointed by Bishop Declan.

The Bishop wishes to recruit new candidates to join the governing bodies, to help grow and sustain Catholic education in the Diocese for current and future generations, and so a new promotional video has been produced where the Bishop and current governors and Headteachers talk about the importance and value of school governors.


Please watch the video to discover some of what being a school governor is about and if you would like to apply to be a governor, please complete our online application form or contact Bill McEntee, Governance Officer via for more information