History of the LDBS
The Church of England has been establishing and sustaining 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 are set down in the Diocesan Measure which has been approved by both Parliament and the Church. Key purposes if the LDBS are "to promote church schools" and "to promote education which is consistent with the faith and practice of the Church of England".