Types Of State And Independent Schools

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Schools as organisations 1.1 Identify the main types of state and independent schools • Foundation and trust schools • Community schools • Specialist schools • Independent schools • Academies • Free schools • Sixth form colleges • Single sex schools • Faith schools • Grammar schools • Primary and secondary schools 1.2 Describe the characteristics of the different types of schools in relation to educational stage(s) and school governance • Foundation and trust schools- Foundation schools are owned by their own governing body. They confirm the admission policy with the help of the local education authority. The school is owned by the governing body or a charity organisation, they will also own the land and the buildings of the school. A trust school is similar to a foundation school but they create a charity trust with an external partner E.g. A business. To become a trust school, it will need to be accepted by the governing body whilst consulting parents. • Community schools- They are owned by the local authority which supports the school creating associations with the local community and also offering support services. The local authority also creates the admission policy and helps develop the facilities of the school for groups such as adult classes. • Specialist schools- These are mainly secondary schools who showcase their status for one or two subjects that they specialise in. Applying for this status allows them to receive more funding from the government.
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