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state school

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.
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Although some functions have been transferred to the school governors by operation of the foundation schools regime, the school remains a maintained school," he states.
This report is based on the false premise that trust Schools are not maintained schools, when in fact they are," it read.
The decision by the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools is a major blow to the four big mobile phone companies operating in Ulster.
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.
Government guidelines sent to councils have already made clear that academies should have the same pension rates as maintained schools.
Maintained schools are voluntary-aided, voluntary- controlled, foundation or community schools.
Tompkinson left the grant maintained school last month.
They were also turned away from Fairfax, a grant maintained school in Sutton.
St Anthony's Catholic Academy in Sunderland began life as a grammar school in 1902, later becoming a direct grant maintained school.
In his first major act as Education Minister, Merthyr AM Huw Lewis will introduce the Education (Wales) Bill 2013, which seeks to provide better consistency in maintained school holidays.
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.
A recent report on Queen Elizabeth School (in Atherstone) the other grant- maintained school in north Warwickshire, has identified serious problems.