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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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The Department of Education and Training has recently signed contracts with State Schools Relief to continue to deliver uniforms and other essential school items to disadvantaged students.
Some state schools, particularly the grammar schools, have done brilliantly this year.
14 billion) to fund a free meal and regular check-up programme for students enrolled in all state schools.
And the scheme has now been cited in Government guidance as the kind of careers programme that state schools should follow.
According to Silver State Schools, the credit union's net income was $13.
And Mr McLaughlin said its staff and students frequently work with state schools.
He will say that unless they make sports and arts facilities available and help state schools with other aspects they will forfeit PS147million a year they get in business rates relief.
Overall the impression was that the state schools provided as good, or even better education than most of the independent sector.
At Warwick University the number of new full-time undergraduates beginning their studies in 2011 who attended state schools was 1,887, or 73.
Currently just under 260 schools have Combined Cadet Forces (CCFs) and less than a quarter are state schools.
One idea has been for all state schools to provide at least two hours of exercise every week.