Which schools my child can go to?
If you want your child to go to a state school, then the best place to start is the ‘schools information pack’ provided by your local authority. Find out more in our guides to choosing a school.
How are academies different from other state-funded schools?
Academies are publicly-funded independent schools. That means they receive finances directly from government. As a result, the Local Authority (LA) in the area doesn’t have a say on how individual academies use their funding. Read more about academies and multi-academy trusts (MATS) in Understanding Education
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