Academies

Academies are publicly funded independent schools set up and run by sponsors, who provide up to 20% of the capital costs for each Academy, with the Government providing the balance and funding the recurrent costs. They will replace schools in challenging circumstances, or are set up as part of a wider school reorganization or where there is unmet d...
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Academies

City Academies are publicly funded independent secondary schools with sponsors from the private or voluntary sectors or from churches or other faith groups.
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Academies

A new type of school that brings a distinctive approach to school leadership drawing on the skills of sponsors and other supporters.
Found on http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/education_learning/schools/governors/glossa

Academies

• (pl. ) of Academy
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Academies

(originally called City academies). Effectively, private schools funded by the taxpayer. Announced in 2000, the first 3 opened in 2002. Very controversial.
Found on http://www.educationengland.org.uk/history/glossary.html

Academies

[Shuyuan] The Shūyuàn ({zh|t=書院|s=书院|p=shū-yuàn}), usually known in English as Academies or Academies of Classical Learning, were a type of school in ancient China. Unlike national academy and district schools, shuyuan were usually private establishments built away from cities or towns, providing a quiet environment where schola...
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