First Second SpecialismFrom April 2011 the data for 'First Second Specilaisms' will no longer be maintained, therefore the information present for this field may not fully represent the establishment's true state.
Category: Type of Establishment. In Foundation schools the governing body is the employer and the admissions authority. The school's land and buildings are either owned by the governing body or by a charitable foundation.
Foundation Special School
Category: Type of Establishment. A Foundation Special schools is a special school equivalent of the mainstream Foundation school catering wholly or mainly for children with statutory statements of special educational needs.
Free School MealsNumber of pupils known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals who have full time attendance and are aged 15 or under, or who have part time attendance and are aged between 5 and 15.
Free Schools are non-profit making, independent, state-funded schools. There is not a ’one-size-fits-all’ approach. They are not defined by size or location: there is not a single type of Free School or a single reason for setting them up. They can be set up by a wide range of proposers – including charities, universities, businesses, educational groups, teachers or parents.
A school is given a 'Fresh Start' when it is closed and reopened on the same site under the normal school reorganisation procedures. Schools eligible for Fresh Start must be in Special Measures, serious weaknesses, subject to a formal LA warning or (for secondary) achieving less than a 15% rate of pupils gaining at least 5 A*-C GCSEs over three years from March 2000.
Further Education (FE) Colleges
Category: Type of Establishment. An FE College is an educational institution, eligible for the receipt of public funding through the Learning Skills Council, which deals with the delivery of a full range of full and part-time vocational and academic provision, principally to those above the age range of compulsory education.