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what is a "voluntary controlled" C of E primary school?

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MamaG Sun 04-Oct-09 22:08:00


donnie Sun 04-Oct-09 22:10:35

I assume you mean voluntary aided.

retiredgoth2 Sun 04-Oct-09 22:12:19

It means that the C of E, whilst retaining an interest (typically the Vicar as chair of governors) has voluntarily ceded control of the school to the LEA.

I think. children have all attended such a school, so I should know really...

MamaG Sun 04-Oct-09 22:15:23

donnie, its described as "voluntary controlled" on their website. Thanks retiredgoth2

SixtyFootDoll Sun 04-Oct-09 22:16:20

I think the get some fundding from the Church ?

EccentricaGallumbits Sun 04-Oct-09 22:18:54

retired goth has it. The LEA has overall responsibility, but the church has input. They have the normal ofsted inspections and churchy ones too.

happywomble Sun 04-Oct-09 22:34:00

Some schools are church aided and I think they have more funding from the C of E and the governors have more control and are able to set their own admission criteria (often giving some church places) - these are c of e aided schools.

Voluntary controlled c of e schools are run by the council with some input by the church (as others have said). The admissions criteria are set by the county council rather than the school.

MamaG Sun 04-Oct-09 22:35:36

Thank you, thats really helpful

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