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Academy school definition

What does Academy school mean?

State school in England operating under the Academies Act 2010 (AcA 2010) and regulated by a Funding Agreement with the Department for Education.

Academies are independent of their Local Authority and depend on the Department for Education and other independent sources for their funding. There are three types of Academy defined in AcA 2010: 1. Academy School (AcA 2010, s 1A) 2. 16-19 Academy (AcA 2010, s 1B) 3. Alternative Provision Academy (AcA 2010, s 1C). City Academies, City Technology Colleges and City Colleges for the Technology of the Arts have all almost changed into Academies under AcA 2010, s 15.

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