Welcome from the Bishop

Welcome to The Brian Clarke Church of England Academy, part of the Cranmer Education Trust. This new school is a Church of England school with a distinctive Christian ethos that welcomes young people of all faiths and none.

I, as Bishop of Middleton, our Diocesan Board of Education, Oldham Council, our MPs, the Oldham Interfaith Network and the Churches Together and Evangelical Alliance, ALL support the founding of this unique school.

As expressed in its Mission, Vision and Values, the school is Ambitious for all its young people, to enable them to become everything they can be and are meant to be, and able to live life in all its fullness.

Building Community is central to its vision. It will be a Church of England school that brings together young people of all faiths and none in a multi-cultural, multi-faith and multi-talented school community that is grounded in the school’s central, welcoming Christian ethos, respectful of and learning  from one another, faithful to the generosity of spirit set out by Archbishop Cranmer in the Communion Office of the 1549 Prayer Book:

“In all things to follow and keep the rule of charity, and every man to be satisfied with his own conscience not judging other men’s minds and consciences; whereas he hath no warrant of God’s word to the same”

I invite you all to join with me in a prayer for God’s blessing on The Brian Clarke C of E Academy, its staff, and all the children, families and communities it will serve.

Bishop Mark

The Brian Clarke Church of England Academy is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is www.cranmereducationtrust.com and the phone number 0161 785 5082.