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Church of England Voluntary Aided Schools

St Mary's Great ShelfordShelford Primary School is a Church of England Voluntary Aided School.

We are linked with St Mary's Church in Great Shelford and All Saints Church in Little Shelford.

 (In addition to these formal links there are close links with the Free Church in Great Shelford.)

In a voluntary aided school:

  • the land and buildings are owned by the church but the governing body is responsible for running the school
  • the school is funded partly by the Local Authority, partly by the governing body and partly by the church
  • the cost of repairs and capital projects is raised by the governing body through the Diocese with a 90% grant from the Department for Education
  • the governing body employs the staff
  • the Local Authority provides support services
  • the pupils have to follow the national curriculum
  • the pupils have a daily Christian assembly
  • the admissions policy is determined and administered by the  governors in consultation with the Local Authority and other relevant schools in the area

All Saints Little Shelford


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