In the news: Free schools are now the best in the country
'Whilst the free school movement has suffered blips along the way - several new schools have failed - within the space of five years they have become the top performing state schools in the country.' Read article from The Telegraph.
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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