Community schools. These are schools are run by local authorities. The local authorities employs the staff, own buildings/land and decides on ‘admission criteria’. These schools look to form strong community links and bonds; they often offer out facilities and provide service to the whole local community i.e. adult learning classes. (Primary 5-11yrs, Secondary 11-16yrs)
Foundations and trust schools.
Foundation schools are run by their own governing body; they employ the staff and set their own ‘admission criteria’. The building/land is owned either by the governing body or a charitable foundation. A trust school is similar to a foundation but it forms a charitable trust with an outside partner i.e. like a business or education charity.
Community and foundation special schools.
Are as above but cater for children with specialized needs, these may include physical disabilities or learning difficulties.
Voluntary aided schools.
Voluntary aided schools are mainly religious/faith schools in which the governing body employs the staff and set the ‘admission criteria’, the governing body also contributes to building and maintenance. The school land/buildings are owned mostly by a charity/ most often a religious organisation; they also form part of the governing body.
Voluntary controlled schools.
Voluntary controlled schools are similar to voluntary aided, the land is owned by a charity or religious organisation and are part of the governing body, but they are run by the local authority, they employ the staff and sets ‘admission criteria’.
Faith schools are run in the same way as most state run schools but their faith status will be reflected in the religious education, curriculum, ’admission criteria’ and staffing policies.
Is a school that specialize in a particular subject or area E.g. sports, ICT, or arts. As with many state schools admissions are coordinated by local authorities but... [continues]
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