For the past forty years, almost unnoticed by the wider Christian community in the UK, a powerful movement has been developing across the nation. The leaders tend to be people that few have heard of. The movement has received very little financial backing from either the churches or the Government. It has been attended by a sense of great struggle and sacrifice, and has had to contend with criticism and opposition. Yet the movement in retrospect can rightly be called powerful and the independent schools that are part of it have come to be known as “the new Christian schools“.
There are now thousands of graduates of the new Christian schools. They are already beginning to make their mark on society. The hundred, or so, schools that are currently in existence are influences for good in the area where they are situated. Much more has been accomplished than the early pioneers would ever have dreamt was possible.