A primary or secondary school in the UK which is funded by local (town) councils and available to all taxpayers. State school is equivalent to “public school” in the US, a term which, in the UK, translates as private school.
The Council for Catholic Maintained Schools, which was established in 1990, is the Employment Authority for all teachers, presently around 7,000, working in Catholic Maintained Schools in Northern Ireland.
At present, he said, the Lib Dem-controlled county council is requiring an extra pension contribution from an academy of between 12% and 26%, whereas for a standard maintained school in the UK the average pension fund contribution for teachers earning less than PS75,000 is approximately 8%.
Academies receive the same level of per-pupil funding as they would receive from the local authority as a maintained school, plus additions to cover the services that are no longer provided for them by the local authority.