Becoming the people God made us to be: The governors have recently adopted a new strapline for the school: ‘Becoming the people God made us to be’ and our aim is that this will be at the heart of everything that happens in school.
Full Governing Body Minutes
21 Sep 17
16 May 16
28 Jan 16
24 Sep 15
Dates of forthcoming meeting can be found on the school calendar here
Governor Pen Pictures
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What is a Voluntary Aided School?
A Voluntary Aided school is a state-funded school in England and Wales
in which a foundation (usually a religious organisation), contributes to
building costs and has a substantial influence in the running of the
school. In most cases the foundation or trust own the buildings.
How much does the school have to contribute?
Generally we are responsible for 10% of the cost of any maintenance, although somewhat less than this for the new building.
Where does the 10% come from?
Historically church schools received funding from their parish.
Christ Church and St. John's parish still gives a substantial sum to the
school which has effectively come from the gifts of parishioners.
Unfortunately this is not enough to cover all of the school’s expenses
and parents are asked to contribute.
How much does the school need?
Every year the governors have an Appeal to parents to
supplement the money which is generously given by the
churches of Christ Church and St John’s. We ask every parent
to contribute at least £50 per child but we understand not everyone can
manage this and some may be willing to offer more. Please give what you
can. A monthly direct debit may be the easiest way to help your school
We do have to keep a surplus in the fund as we never know when urgent
unforeseen work may be necessary, the new juniors is an obvious example
For every £1 you donate, we can claim a further 25p from
HMRC (the UK tax authority) if you 'Gift Aid' your donation.
For a donation of £50 this means a further £12.50 for the
School. Almost everyone who pays UK tax can 'Gift Aid' their
donation and can do so by filling out the 'Gift Aid
Declaration' at the bottom of the form.
Andrew Rankin, Chair of Governors