Maintained school

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FOIA Schedule I includes:

52 - The governing body of (a) a maintained school, as defined by section 20(7) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998

That Act defines maintained schools as being:

  • community schools
  • foundation schools
  • voluntary schools:
    • voluntary aided schools
    • voluntary controlled schools
  • community special schools
  • foundation special schools

Section 19 of the Education Act 2002 incorporates governing bodies for all maintained schools, and schedule 1 to that Act sets out various basic parameters of their incorporation (in particular their names).

Grammar schools

Where the Secretary of State is satisfied that a maintained school had selective admission arrangements at the beginning of the 1997-98 school year, he may by order designate the school as a grammar school (section 104, School Standards and Framework Act 1998). This means that Grammar Schools are a special type of maintained school.

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