The Church of England has established and sustained schools for the people of London for hundreds of years. In 1924, the London Diocesan Board for Schools was set up to be the educational arm of the London Diocese. The function of the LDBS and aspects of its governance is set down in the Diocesan Measure that has been approved by both Parliament and the Church. Key purposes of the LDBS are "to promote church schools" and "to promote education which is consistent with the faith and practice of the Church of England".
The LDBS oversees 131 primary and 19 secondary schools from the ‘Green Belt’ to central London