Foundation school

Foundation school

In England and Wales, a foundation school is a type of school which has a degree of independence from the local education authority. Foundation schools were set up under the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 to replace grant-maintained schools. Unlike grant-maintained schools they do not receive direct funding from the central government. However, they resemble grant-maintained schools in that their school governors control admissions to the school, employ the school's staff and own the school's estate.

ee also

*Community school
*Voluntary aided school
*Education in England
*Education in Wales

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