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Supporting our Governing Bodies of our Church schools with ensuring that your schools buildings are maintained and offer the best possible learning environment for children is a very important part of the support we provide through our Property Services to Schools Agreement (PSSA).

We are committed to supporting all our Church schools with continuing to serve their local communities for the future and maintaining our Church school buildings is a critical part of that vision.

All of our Voluntary Aided (VA) schools in the diocese subscribe to our PSSA agreement and we are grateful that you continue to work with us through this partnership. The Buildings Team do their very best to offer governors and leaders a first class service which represents value for money when we know that school budgets remain challenging.

The PSSA agreement sets out the detail of our commitment and services we offer and although we have revised the document slightly, the core services and support from the team remains unchanged.

The key aim of the PSSA agreement with you, is to ensure that governors and leaders are given the good quality, professional advice in relation to buildings matters and property related issues that your school buildings remain a safe environment which promotes teaching and learning and supports the Christian ethos of your school.

Property Services to VA Schools Service Agreement 2019-20 (PSSA) (PDF)
Buildings and estates property services provided by Guildford Diocesan Services limited for voluntary aided schools.

Approval Request Form
  • The approval form should be used for all DFC, NGA and Trustee's approval requests for VA, ACAD and VC schools
  • Please complete the requests using the excel form where possible, PDF also available
  • Please contact if you have any amendments or queries

GDBE School Buildings Approval Request Form (XLSX)

GDBE School Buildings Approval Request Form (PDF)

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