Voluntary Aided School
St Lawrence Primary is a Voluntary Aided school.
Voluntary Aided (VA) schools are local authority maintained schools and often, but not always, have a religious character. These schools are eligible for capital funding grants.
VA schools are paid on a similar basis to other categories of school, but the governing body must usually pay at least 10% of the costs of capital work.
Responsibility for work to VA school premises is shared between the school’s governing body and the local authority (LA). The LA has responsibility for the playing fields and the governing body are liable for all other capital expenditure.