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|Telephone Number||01924 907082|
|Fax Number||01924 907087|
About the School
|School Type||Voluntary Controlled Junior School|
|Full-time Equivalent Teachers||21.8|
|Number on Roll||415|
|Capacity of School||432|
|Published Admission Number 2020-21||108|
Ravensthorpe CE (VC) Junior School is a voluntary controlled school in the Anglican Diocese of Leeds - formerly known as the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales.
Click on the logo to visit the Diocese of Leeds website.
What is a voluntary controlled school?
Voluntary controlled schools are state-funded schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in which a foundation or trust (usually a Christian denomination) has some formal influence in the running of the school. Controlled schools have less autonomy than voluntary aided schools, in which the foundation pays part of any building costs.
Voluntary controlled schools are a kind of "maintained school", meaning that they are funded by central government via the local authority, and do not charge fees to students.
The land and buildings are typically owned by a charitable foundation, which also appoints about a quarter of the school governors. However, the local authority employs the school's staff and has primary responsibility for the school's admission arrangements.