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Information about the different types of schools in North Yorkshire
You must complete a Common Application Form (CAF) for all schools as the local authority has a statutory duty to co-ordinates all admissions to school for the normal year of entry.
Below is a list of the different types of schools available within North Yorkshire. Some schools may require you to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) in addition to the CAF. You should contact schools direct for information on their SIF requirements. Failure to complete a SIF, if one is required, will result in your application being considered after all other applications where a SIF has been submitted.
Academies schools are directly funded by central government and are independent of the local authority. Academies manage their own assets, employ their own staff and determine their own admission arrangements.
The school governors are responsible for the strategic management of the school, including appointing staff and managing the school budget. The local authority and the governors share responsibility for maintaining the school buildings. The local authority determines the admission arrangements for community schools.
Faith schools can be various types of schools e.g. academies, free schools, voluntary-aided schools etc. but are associated with a particular religion. Faith schools are free to restrict religious studies to their own particular religion. Anyone may apply for a place at a faith school however the admissions criteria may include certain faith based requirements.
Some foundation schools were previously known as 'grant-maintained' schools. The schools governors are responsible for the strategic management of the school, including appointing staff and determining the school's admission arrangements.
Free schools are funded by central government and are independent of local authorities. They are 'all-ability' schools and may not use academic selection as part of their admissions process. Free schools are run on a 'not-for-profit' basis and may be set up by groups such as parents, teachers, businesses, charities etc.
Independent schools are privately run and charge fees to attend instead of being funded by central government. These schools determine their own admission arrangements and should be contacted direct for further details. If you would prefer your child to attend an independent school you should still complete a Common Application Form (CAF), naming the independent school as well as any other schools you may be interested in. We will consider any preferences for a North Yorkshire school according to the order of preference however we will not co-ordinate admissions with any independent school nor offer a place there.