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.
Academies benefit from greater freedoms to innovate and raise standards. These include:
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.
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.