What is a Voluntary Controlled School?
Voluntary Controlled schools were originally set up by voluntary bodies, such as the Church of England, and have important links with these bodies. Voluntary Controlled schools are totally funded by the Local Education Authority (LEA), which employs the staff. The LEA is also responsible for admissions. The school governing body controls the use of the school premises, but have to follow general rules set by the LEA.
Recognising its historic foundation, the school aims to preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.
As a Church of England school, Christianity forms the basis of our daily acts of collective worship. These are held both in school and in the Church.
For half of each term we take a different Christan value as the focus for collective worship and focus on that value in the life of the school to develop the children’s understanding of Christian values in action.
The themes for the autumn term
September and October - revising the school's Christian Values
November and December -
Parents may withdraw their children from Religious Education lessons and collective worship by written request to the Headteacher. RE is intended to be suitable for all our pupils. It benefits pupils by increasing their understanding and awareness of other people and their ability to respect the rights of others even where they disagree with their views. It contributes to pupils' spiritual, moral and ethical development. It is designed to be of educational worth to all pupils from any or no religious background.
The governing body includes three ‘Foundation’ Governors, appointed by the Ely Diocesan Board of Education.
Click here to see Barrington school SIAMS report 2014/15
All Saints Church
Diocese of Ely