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Finance and Insurance: Guidance for Catholic Voluntary Aided Schools (September 2012)

The funding regime in Catholic maintained schools differs in some marked respects from many other schools. These differences derive from the legal nature of the school itself. Catholic maintained schools, as well as being in the voluntary aided category, are, properly speaking, all voluntary schools. They are voluntary schools because they were founded by a voluntary body, namely, the Church. Because of this, the powers of the governing body derive both from the trust deed under which it was established, as well as from its status as a statutory corporation under the Education Acts. This makes voluntary schools a unique example of what are known in law as “hybrid bodies”: bodies having both public and private functions.

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