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independent school

a school at which full-time education is provided for five or more pupils of compulsory school age and which is not a school maintained by a local education authority or a special school not so maintained. It is immaterial if full-time education is also provided at the school for pupils under or over compulsory school age. There is a statutory ‘Register of Independent Schools. One of these is kept for England by the Secretary of State and one for Wales by the National Assembly. It is an offence to run an unregistered independent school. Registered schools are monitored by way of independent school standards which comprise: the quality of education provided; the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils; the welfare, health and safety of pupils; the suitability of proprietors and staff; the premises and accommodation; the provision of information; and the manner in which the schools handle complaints. Similar provisions exist in Scotland.
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Start your search by calling agencies like the National Association of Independent Schools and the National Catholic Educational Association, which can give you a lot of information.
This competition between independent schools, preparatory schools and secondary schools was held to prepare them for the Intel ISEF.
Principalsof the schools, where TFQ Fellows recently began teaching at the start of the academic year, took part in a dialogue on ways to enhance partnerships between TFQ and independent schools in Qatar at the TFQ headquarters.
Don Hutton, regional director for Independent Schools Information Service in the north said:
THE body responsible for upholding classroom standards is urging independent schools to close a loophole that allows their teachers to be exempt from registration and regulation.
Now, a cross-party group of MPs and peers has called for measures to open up more independent schools to all pupils.
As the regional director of the Independent Schools Council Information Service (ISCis), I am often asked what is the best school in the area.
The leagues are based on information from the Independent Schools Council, which measures the top 500 schools in the UK by A-level and GCSE results.
A quick look at the league tables shows the North-East's independent schools are getting the best results and are consistently at the top of the tables.
A quick look at the league tables shows that the North East's independent schools are getting the best results and are consistently at the top of the tables.
The census also showed a sharp decline in the number of foreign children at UK independent schools.
Jose Manuel Lopez Eighth grader, Irving (Texas) Independent School District

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