One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the UK) denoting a voluntary school that is fully funded by the local authority.
- ‘The new school opening on September 1, following the reorganisation of St Mary's and St Anne's, will be a voluntary-controlled school, not voluntary-aided, and will be a single school, not joint’.’
- ‘One of the most controversial issues highlighted was the admission criteria at voluntary-controlled and community-controlled schools, which many parents see as the single most important problem to be addressed.’
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