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Statutory Instrument 2003 No. 3328

Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) (No.3) Order 2003

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2003 No. 3328


Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) (No.3) Order 2003

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 Made18th December 2003 
 Coming into force23rd December 2003 

In exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by sections 69(3) and 124B of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998[1], and having followed the procedure specified in the Religious Character of Schools (Designation Procedure) (Independent Schools) (England) Regulations 2003[2], the Secretary of State for Education and Skills hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement
    1.This Order may be cited as the Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) (No.3) Order 2003 and shall come into force on 23rd December 2003.

    2.In this Order "the relevant religion or religious denomination" means the religion or religious denomination in accordance with whose tenets education is provided at the school or the school is conducted (or, as the case may be, each such religion or religious denomination).

Designation of Schools
    3.The schools listed in column (1) of the Schedule are hereby designated as schools having a religious character.

    4.The relevant religion or religious denomination in relation to a school listed in column (1) of the Schedule is stated opposite thereto in column (2).

Penny Jones
A Divisional Manager in the Department for Education and Skills

18th December 2003

Articles 3 and 4

Schools Having a Religious Character

Name and Postcode of SchoolRelevant Religion or Religious Denomination
Bath & North East Somerset    
Monkton Combe School BA2 7HGAnglican Evangelical
Monkton Combe Junior School BA2 7ETAnglican Evangelical
Priory School B15 2URRoman Catholic
Brondesbury College for Boys NW6 7BTIslam
The Swaminarayan School NW10 8HEHindu
St Mary's School SL9 8JQAnglican
St Mary's School CB2 1LYRoman Catholic
The Hall School NW3 4NUChurch of England
City of London    
St Paul's Cathedral School EC4M 9ADChurch of England
City of Westminster    
Francis Holland School SW1W 8JFChurch of England
Francis Holland School NW1 6XRChurch of England
Westminster School SW1P 3PBChurch of England
Laleham Lea School CR8 3JJRoman Catholic
Buckeridge International College TQ14 8LYRoman Catholic, Anglican
Grenville College EX39 3JPChurch of England
St Margaret's School EX2 4TSChurch of England
Trinity School TQ14 8LYRoman Catholic, Anglican
East Sussex    
Vinehall School TN32 5JLChristian
New Hall School CM3 3HSCatholic
Hammersmith & Fulham    
St Paul's Girls' School W6 7BSChurch of England
Ballard School BH25 5SUProtestant, Evangelical
Embley Park Junior School SO51 6ZAChurch of England
Embley Park Senior School SO51 6ZEChurch of England
The King's School RG21 8SRChristian
Hereford Cathedral School HR1 2NGChurch of England
Hereford Catherdral Junior School HR1 2NWChurch of England
Beehive School and Nursery N19 3SZChristian
St Lawrence College CT11 7AEEvangelical Christian
Red Rose School FY8 2NQChristian
Jamia Islamia Islamic Studies Centre CV11 6BEIslam
Runnymede St Edward's School L12 1LERoman Catholic
Newcastle Upon Tyne    
The Newcastle Upon Tyne Church High School NE2 3BAChurch of England
Grangewood Independent School E7 8QTChristian
North East Lincolnshire    
St James' School DN34 4SYChurch of England
North Tyneside    
The King's School NE30 4RFChurch of England
North Yorkshire    
Queen Mary's School YO7 3BZChurch of England
Ranby House School DN22 8HXChurch of England
Worksop College S80 3APChurch of England
Bloxham School OX15 4EPChurch of England
Peterborough High School PE3 6JFChurch of England
St John's College PO5 3QWCatholic
Rochester & Gillingham    
The Cedars School ME1 3DEChristian
Bethany School S3 7PSChristian
Ellesmere College SY12 9ABChurch of England
Prestfelde School SY2 6NZChurch of England
King's College, Taunton TA1 3DXChurch of England
King's Hall School TA2 8AAChurch of England
Denstone College ST14 5HNChurch of England
School of S Mary and S Anne WS15 3BWChurch of England
Smallwood Manor Preparatory School ST14 8NSChurch of England
Rydes Hill Preparatory School GU2 8BPRoman Catholic
Loreto Preparatory School WA14 4AHRoman Catholic
St Ambrose Preparatory School WA15 0HERoman Catholic
Thames Christian College SW11 2HBChristian
Rugby School CV22Church of England
St Joseph's School CV8 2FTRoman Catholic
The Croft Preparatory School CV37 7RLChristian
West Sussex    
Ardingley College RH17 6SQChurch of England
Hurstpierpoint College BN6 9JSAnglican
Lancing College BN15 0RWChurch of England
Worth School RH10 4SDRoman Catholic
St Mary's School, Calne S11 0DFChurch of England
Windsor & Maidenhead    
The Brigidine School SL4 2AXRoman Catholic
Birkenhead School CH43 2JDChristian Anglican
Bearwood College RG41 5BGChurch of England


(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order designates the independent schools named herein as having a religious character.

Under section 124A of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, independent schools which are so designated are permitted to take account of certain religious considerations in making specified employment decisions which relate to teaching staff.

Designation by this Order is not of itself a means of acquiring a religious character or of changing religious character. Designation is the recognition of certain existing attributes of the school or its governing body as described in the Religious Character of Schools (Designation Procedure) (Independent Schools) (England) Regulations 2003.

A statement in the Order in relation to a school that the religious denomination in accordance with whose tenets education is provided at the school, or the school is conducted, is Roman Catholic, does not determine whether or not the school is a Catholic school according to canon law.


[1]1998 c. 31; section 124B was inserted by the Independent Schools (Employment of Teachers in Schools with a Religious Character) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/2037).back

[2]S.I. 2003/2314.back

ISBN0 11 048375 8

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