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January 5, 2015 / C H Thompson

Types of UK schools

Such is the range of schools children can attend it can be very confusing to understand what the difference hence this page which takes you to a dedicated definition page for each one in no particular order.


Traditional academies

Converter academies

Free schools

Maintained schools

Community schools

Foundation and trust schools

Voluntary aided schools

Voluntary controlled schools

Grammar schools

Independent schools

The admissions policies and other differences are available here.

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