LISTED IN THE TATLER GUIDE TO THE BEST STATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2017. VIEW ARTICLE
LISTED IN THE TATLER GUIDE TO THE BEST STATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS 2017. VIEW ARTICLE
“PUPILS 52 boys and girls, aged 4-11 A teeny-tiny school with just over 50 pupils in three classes – but golly, it’s a good one. A mother emails: ‘When I looked around Llangrove, the children were coming in from break and one handed me a flower on her way past, which was pretty compelling.’ Llangrove is a largeish village (one pub, one school), 15 minutes north of Monmouth in a glorious valley. Deputy head Sarah Dean is, says a mother, ‘lovely and very down to earth’, and there are two ‘fantastic’ male teachers. There’s great focus on good manners (pupil behaviour was rated Outstanding by Ofsted), and strong links with the church and the local community. We’re impressed with the IT provision – lots of laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards in each classroom. Pupils praise the after-school sports clubs, swimming lessons in Monmouth in the summer, theatre trips to Hereford and an annual whole-school expedition – one year they went to Barry Island, which must have been a whole lot of fun.”

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History of Our School

Self-Governing School

What's different about Academies

Self-Governing School

On 1st February 2013, Llangrove CE (VA) Primary School became a fully self-governing school under the Academies Act 2010. We are now called Llangrove CE Academy and are part of Hereford Marches Federation of Academies. (www.hmfa.org.uk)

What's different about Academies

Freedoms
Academies benefit from greater freedoms to innovate and raise standards. These include:
• freedom from local authority control;
• the ability to set their own pay and conditions for staff;
• freedoms around the delivery of the curriculum; and
• the ability to change the lengths of terms and school days.

Funding
Academies receive the same level of per-pupil funding as they would receive from the local authority as a maintained school, plus additions to cover the services that are no longer provided for them by the local authority. However, academies have greater freedom over how they use their budgets to best benefit their pupils. Academies receive their funding directly from the Education Funding Agency (EFA) rather than from local authorities.

Governance
The principles of governance are the same in academies as in maintained schools, but the governing body has greater autonomy. Academies are required to have at least two parent governors.