Information for voluntary-aided schools about capital funding, including relevant forms.
Voluntary-aided (VA) schools are maintained schools and often, but not always, have a religious character. These schools are eligible for capital funding by grant from the department.
VA schools are paid on a similar basis to other categories of school, but the governing body must usually pay at least 10% of the costs of capital work.
Responsibility for work to VA school premises is shared between the school’s governing body and the local authority (LA). The LA has responsibility for the playing fields and the governing body are liable for all other capital expenditure.
Read Voluntary-aided schools: capital scheme for guidance on funding new voluntary-aided schools.
Voluntary-aided schools information system: apply for a password
The voluntary-aided schools information system (VASIS) is a password-controlled site for VA schools, LAs and dioceses to access information about projects, claims and allocations.
To apply for a password, contact Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) using the contact details at the end of this guidance.
There are various forms related to capital expenditure at voluntary-aided schools, which you can find below:
For queries about capital funding for VA schools contact ESFA at: firstname.lastname@example.org