VC schools are similar to VA schools, but differ in several respects. In a VC school, it is the local authority, not the governing body, which employs the staff working at the school and controls the school’s admissions policy.
The foundation supporting a VC school manages the school’s land and buildings in the same way as the foundation of a VA school, but it will normally only appoint a minority of governors and is unlikely to have supported the school financially.
The issues facing a VC school considering conversion are the same as a VA school, with the exception of the appointment of governors to the academy trust. The foundation of VA school will appoint the majority of members and governors of the academy trust but a VC will only appoint a minority of the members and governors.
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