• Primary schools
• Secondary schools
• Grammar schools
• Free schools
• Faith schools
• Foundation schools
• Private schools
• Private nurseries
• Special needs schools
1.2 Describe the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stage(s) and school governance.
Primary schools - Funded by the Government and cover key stages 1 & 2.
Secondary schools - Funded by the Government and cover key stages 3 & 4.
Academies - State maintained but independently run and cover key stages 3 & 4.
Nurseries - Funded by the Government and cover the Early Years Foundation stage.
Colleges - For 16- 18 year olds offering vocational training and A levels.
Grammar schools - Funded by the Government and cover key stages 3 & 4 but pupils are selected by Academic ability.
Free schools - Funded by the Government but run and governed by teachers and parents, they cover key stages 1, 2, 3 & 4
Faith schools - Funded by the Government and have an allegiance to a particular faith. Covers key stages 1, 2, 3 & 4.
Foundation schools - Are run and funded by their own governing body, which employs the staff and sets the admission criteria. Cover key stages 1, 2, 3 & 4.
Private schools - These schools set their own curriculum and admissions policies. They are funded by fees paid by parents and income from investments. Just over half have charitable status. They are monitored by the Department of education. They over Key stages 1-4.
Private nurseries - Are funded by fees paid by parents and cover the EYFS stage.
Special Needs schools - Funded by the Government and cater for children who have special educational needs, cover key stage 1, 2, 3 & 4.
2.1 Describe the roles and responsibilities of:
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