Our School is called 'John Blandy VC Primary School'. The 'VC' means 'Voluntary Controlled' which in our case refers to the link we have with the John Blandy Trust.
This trust originates from the 17th Century, when John Blandy left some money to set up a school to teach boys the art of navigation. The school once taught 72 children in two classrooms in the building which is now the Scout Hut!
Our school was built in the early '70s to accomodate the new families moving into the area.
We are partly governed by the John Blandy Trust, and a trustee sits on our Local Governing Body. This year, we recieved £800 from the Trust, which we have set aside to pay for additional experiences for some of our children that may not otherwise have opportunities to take part in extra-curricular activities.