UK School Visits

‘Cathedrals are a perfect setting for enquiring about, engaging with and sharing the Christian faith.’  The Most Reverend Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury.

Normally, the Cathedral Education Department offers School Visits to students from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5. Find out more by clicking on Primary School visits and Secondary School visits.

To make a booking, you'll need to complete a booking form (available at the foot of each section).

We would like to hear from you after your visit and will ask you to complete and return an evaluation form.

We have a well-trained and DBS-checked team of Education Guides, who support our work with schools.


‘It was amazing!’ (Lennox, aged 9)

'Thank you for such an inspiring, warm and welcoming visit. The children were fascinated and so were we - what a rich learning experience! Please pass on my thanks to your wonderful team.' (Head teacher, Oxfordshire)

Drawing by was Lola Lee-Smith ‘We learned a lot in a very enjoyable way that had everyone fully engaged from 5-55.’ Teacher, Oxfordshire Primary School.

‘The first thing that strikes the visitor is the warmth of welcome from experienced tour guides, and how immediately the children are transported into a different time and culture from the history that pours from every part of the building.' (Senior Lecturer in Education, Oxford Brookes University)

An excellent, memorable experience!’   (Headteacher, Secondary School, Hampshire)


Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Assurance Badge

Quality Badge awarded by Council for learning Outside the ClassroomChrist Church Cathedral holds the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge, which means we have complied with a set of quality indicators to ensure a high standard of learning, organisation and safety. For more information about the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, please see their website

Contact Details

Jackie Holderness, Cathedral Education Officer, Telephone 01865 286003