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    • grammar schools
      • select all or  most of their pupils based on academic ability
    • city technology colleges
      • geared towards science, technology and the world of work
      • independently managed, non fee paying schools in urban areas for pupils of all abilities aged 11-18
      • offer a range of vocational qualifications as well as GCSE's and A-levels
    • independent schools
      • do not have to follow the national curriculum
      • funded by fees and income from investments
      • most students will take national exams
      • set their own curriculums and admissions policies
    • city academies
      • former failing schools that have been reopened
      • funded by private businesses
    • special schools
      • taught by qualified teachers
      • have suitable equipment
      • can learn skills to help them with their disability
      • may not have access to the range of curriculum available in mainstream schools
      • for children with special educational needs
    • faith schools
      • children who attend faith schools generally achieve 1% higher in English and maths
      • mostly run in the same way as other state schools
      • receive a religious education supporting their own belief
      • faith status may be reflected in their RE curriculum, admissions criteria and staffing policies
      • admission policies may exclude certain groups of children
    • state funded comprehensive schools
      • aim is to ensure all children have access to the same level and quality of education
      • aim to educate all students, regardless of ability or background, under one roof
    • specialist schools
      • can be one of 11 specialisms
      • able to select up to 10% of their students on the basis of ability in this subject
      • receive additional funding to support a subject of expertise
    • trust schools
      • school and partners work together for the benefit of the school
      • supported by a charitable trust


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