We are proud to be a Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School!
But what does that mean? Sounds complicated!
It's not! A voluntary aided school is a state-funded school in England and Wales in which a foundation or trust (in our case, the Church of England), contributes to building costs and has a substantial influence in the development of the school.
The Diocesan Board of Education for the Diocese of Manchester appoints a majority of the school governors via St Hilda’s PCC. The Governing Body is responsible for the strategic development of the school, employs the staff and decides the school's admission arrangements, subject to the national Schools Admissions Code.
Pupils at voluntary aided schools follow the National Curriculum. Voluntary Aided faith schools, like all faith schools, may teach religious education according to their own faith.
Here is some important information, giving more details about what makes us special as a Church of England primary school.