Identify the Main Types of State and Independent Schools

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1. Identify the main types of state and independent schools There are four main types of mainstream state schools, these are funded by the local authorities and also known as maintained schools. They will have to follow National Curriculum. These are as follow: COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Community schools are run and owned by the local authority which also support the schools to develop links with the local community by providing support services. They usually determine the admissions policy. They allow the use of school facilities by local groups such as adult education, FOUNDATION AND TRUST SCHOOLS Foundation schools are run by their own governing body and governing body determines the admissions policy. Local education authority is consulted when working on the admission policy. The school, the land and buildings will be owned owned by the governing body or a charitable foundation. Trust schools are also a type a foundation school, they form a charitable Trust with an outside partner, such as a business.The trust schools have to buy in any support services. To become a Trust school, the governing body and the parents need to make a desicion together. VOLUNTARY SCHOOLS Voluntary schools come under two types: 1. Voluntary aider schools These are mainly religious or faith schools, but anyone can apply for a place. They are run by their governing body in the same way as a foundation school but the land and the buildings are owned by a religious organisation or charity. They are funded partly by the governing body, partly by the charity and partly by the local education authority which provides support services. 2. Voluntary controlled schools These schools are run and funded by the local local authority and staff and support services are also provided by the local authority. The land and the buildings are usually owned by a charity which is often a

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