Different Types Of Schools
State Schools. Voluntary aided, Voluntary Controlled, Community Schools, Trust Schools, Foundation School.
Independent Schools. Specialist Schools, Independent Schools, Academes, Free Schools.
A mainly religious or faith schools that can be of any religion, and people of any religion can attend these schools, they are run by a governing body and are partly funded by a governing body a charity and the local authority. Their admissions are controlled by the governing body, and each school has its own admission policy. These types of schools have to follow the national curriculum set out by the government. They normally own their buildings and land.
Similar to Voluntary aided school they are mainly religious or faith schools but are run and funded by the local authority, the staff and support staff are supplied by the local authority. But the land and buildings are often owned by the religion that it is based on or by the charity that is funding it. This type of school has to follow the national curriculum set by the government. The admissions are decided by the local authority.
These types of schools have to have a community based ethos, they must participate in community activities and help within the community. Community schools are run and owned the local authority, as it is run by a local authority they have support by looking to links with the local community and by providing support services to the area. It has to follow the national curriculum. And the admissions are controlled by the local authority.
Trust schools are state-funded foundation schools which receive extra support (usually non-monetary) from a charitable trust made up of partners working together for the benefit of the school. The school with have to support itself in providing support, to become a trust school the decision is to be made by the governing body and with consultation with parents. They are run by a governing body and under local authority control. It also has to follow the national curriculum as all state schools must. The schools admissions are determined by the local authority.
Foundation schools are similar to trust schools but are run by a governing body and owned by a benefactor or the charitable foundation. The admissions are set by the school but with consultation from the local education authority.
Academies are publicly funded and set up by sponsors for local business but operates outside the local authority, they get their funding from central government but control how its spent, the buildings and land which can be jointly funded. The national curriculum dose not have to be followed but has to use it in a guideline capacity. The teachers pay and conditions and finances are controlled and set by the governing body.
Specialist schools are mainly secondary schools, but can be primary schools. These schools have chosen a specialism it can be in a variety of subjects and can be in one or two subjects but are normally in one subject. Because the school has achieved a specialist status it can receive additional funding from central government. In 2010 92% of secondary schools had achieved this status. The governing body has control over finances, staffing and building. But the local authority deals with admissions to these schools.
They are funded by fees paid by parents, investments and charitable donations, in some cases some of the schools are receiving charitable donations they have achieved charity status and it means they can claim tax exception. As a Independent school they don’t have to follow the national curriculum as they have more freedom over how it is set, as the head teacher and governors decide on what and how the money is spent and the admissions policy is a closed one as they are not subject...
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