Monthly Archives: June 2013
What Is A Free School?
A free school is a school in England which is funded by taxpayers and free to attend, but is independent of Local Education Authority control. Free schools were introduced in response to demand for communities to have more control over their local environments in order to improve education for the children within that environment. Free [...]
What Is An Academy?
What is an Academy? An academy in England is a school which is independent of Local Education Authority control but which is publicly funded, with the help of outside sponsors. Academies were originally introduced to raise standards in struggling education authorities in cities, and later were extended to aid struggling rural areas as well. Sponsors [...]