The Oxford Schools Chaplaincy is a registered charity (no. 1140387) and a member of the Evangelical Alliance.
Since 2010 Oxford Schools Chaplaincy has been working in schools around Oxford, expanding from 2015, through a programme of working with and training volunteers in order to offer a wider range of activities.
In 2019, we delivered 50 lessons to 1,220 students; provided assemblies to over 800 students, as well as supported Christian groups in 6 schools and organised teacher support events. We have 50 people who have volunteered from 23 churches around Oxford.
In 2020/21, we worked to support teachers and students during lockdown, and Coronavirus restrictions. We were able to offer online lessons and assemblies, support teachers in running online Christian Unions, and offer practical and emotional support to teachers and students grappling with the issues raised by the pandemic.
Our trustees and patrons invest in all aspects of education and are also involved with the River Learning Trust, the Oxford Diocese and Oakhill College, as well as active in their local churches.
OSC has partnered with Wycliffe Hall, OCCA, Innovista, the Oxford Diocese, BeSpace and Good News for Everyone (formerly Gideons UK) in bringing the message of the Christian faith to schools around Oxford. Our activities include:
- Bespoke lessons and assemblies.
- Christian Unions.
- True Club for Year 6 children.
- Teacher Support events.
- Volunteer training sessions.
- Mental health support for young people.