School plans to cement church links

PUBLISHED: 18:00 23 January 2013

The changes would largely affect the school's governing body

The changes would largely affect the school's governing body


A PRIMARY school is looking to cement its links with the church by achieving voluntary aided status.

Plans to change St Anne’s Primary School in Hewish to a voluntary aided school from its current status as a voluntary controlled establishment are out for consultation at the moment.

If, following the consultation, the school changes its category on April 1, the change would largely affect its governing body.

More foundation governors, who are nominated by the Diocese of Bath and Wells, would be appointed to the board of governors if the school in Bristol Road makes the change.

A public notice by the school’s chairman of governors, Ellie Frake, said: “We believe that, to continue our work to achieve our aims and help us flourish as a primary school, it is in our best interests, now and in the future, to take steps to become voluntary aided.”

Headteacher Helen Fenn said: “It would really embed the Christian ethos and our links with the Diocese, it’s very much about recognising that.”

Comments or objections to the plans should be sent to the school by March 14.

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