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Identify and Describe the Main Types of State and Independent Schools

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1.1 - Identify the main types of state and independent schools

1.2 - Describe the characteristics of the different types of school in relation to education stage(s) and school governance


Carry out independent research and create a booklet to describe the different types of school within the educational system. This must include the different types of state and private schools. Also include who governs the different types of schools and the age range they cater for.


The main types of state and independent schools are:

- Nurseries: These are funded by the Government, and cover the Early Years Foundation Stage
- Private Nurseries: These are funded by fees paid by the parents and cover the Early Years Foundation Stage
- Primary Schools: These are funded by the Government and cover Key Stages 1 and 2, ages 5 - 11
- Secondary Schools: These are funded by the Government and cover Key Stages 3 and 4, ages 11 - 16
- Academies: These are funded by the Government, not the local council. They can also get funding from sponsors. They're run by a governing body which employs the staff and cover Key Stages 3 and 4, ages 11 - 16
- Grammar Schools: These are funded by the Government, but pupils are selected by academic ability. They cover Key Stages 3 and 4, ages 11 - 16
- Free Schools: These are funded by the Government, but are run and governed by teachers and parents. They cover Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4, ages 5 - 16
- Faith Schools: These are funded by the Government and have an allegiance to a particular faith. They cover Key Stages 1, 2, 3 & 4, ages 5 - 16
- Foundation Schools: These are run and funded by their own governing body, which employs the staff and sets the admission criteria. They cover Key Stages 1, 2, 3 & 4, ages 5 - 16
- Private Schools: These schools set their own curriculum and admissions policies. They are funded by fees paid by parents and income from investments. Just over half have charitable status. They are monitored by the...

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