Definition of voluntary-controlled in English:



  • (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.’