Pilch Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L14 0JG

0151 228 4024

stmargaretmary@knowsley.gov.uk

St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School

Loving, learning, growing together with Jesus

Archdiocese of Liverpool

The Catholic nature of our school and our faith informs every decision we make. In a very real way Christ is at our centre.

As a Catholic School, we are part of the Archdiocese of Liverpool, under the care of Archbishop Malcolm McMahon.

http://liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/

 

The Archdiocese supports the school community in many ways, through training, support and advice.

 

All voluntary aided Catholic schools are able to apply to the Archdiocese for funding for various building projects. This is funded through the payment of a voluntary contribution, often called 'The Levy'. The levy equates to £10 per family.

 

This is explained further on the Archdiocesan Website;

Under current legislation voluntary aided schools have to find 10% of the costs of all capital works i.e. investment in the building fabric over a value of £2,000. In order to help meet these costs the Archdiocese operates a school building fund to help meet the 10% costs of major projects and all of the investment funded through the Archdiocese’s annual capital programme.

Parishes and schools contribute equally to the building fund and the school share provides the opportunity for parents of children who benefit from the facilities to contribute on a voluntary basis. The school share is based upon an annual amount calculated at £10.00 per child (or family where there is more than one child attending the same school) and, whilst the decision regarding the raising of this levy is a local one, the majority of schools invite a voluntary contribution from parents on this basis.

Parents are reminded that there is no legal obligation to make any contribution and pupils at any of our schools will not be treated differently according to whether or not their parents have done so.