North Elmham - change of category

Closed 5 Apr 2019

Opened 25 Feb 2019



On 12th June 2019, in her role as Decision Maker, Sara Tough, the Executive Director of Children's Services agreed that the following proposal should be implemented:

  • To change the category of the school from Voluntary Controlled to Voluntary Aided, from 1st September 2019.


During the past months, Governors and the Senior Leadership team at North Elmham CofE VC Primary School have been looking at how best to secure a strong and positive future for the school, within the ever changing national and local contexts.  They are proposing to change the category of North Elmham CofE VC Primary School from what is known as ‘Voluntary Controlled’ to ‘Voluntary Aided'. This will have a number of impacts which are detailed in the proposal below.

North Elmham CofE VC Primary School already has strong links with the local church.  A change to Voluntary Aided category is a natural way of strengthening those links within the local church community. 

The school has decided that they have a strong commitment towards federating with a like- minded school in the future. The change of category for North Elmham CofE VC Primary School would help consolidate and simplify the combined management needs of two schools following federation, if that was approved.


Why We Are Consulting

We would like to hear your views on our proposal.

What Happens Next

The governing body for North Elmham CofE VC Primary School will consider all the responses to the consultation, before deciding whether or not to proceed to the statutory stage for this proposal.


  • North Elmham


  • Children
  • Councillors MPs MEPs
  • Parents and carers and guardians
  • Staff
  • Schools
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • District councils


  • Children and young people
  • Education and early years