Differences for pupils

Free Schools Academies Maintained Independent
Restrictions on age-range of school Anything between the 5-19 age range. Anything between the 5-19 age range. Depends on LA None
Admissions No selection by aptitude permitted. Priority by faith limited to 50% of pupils. Can prioritise up to 10% of secondary
pupils on aptitude.
No selection by aptitude permitted. Can prioritise up to 10% of secondary pupils on aptitude. Selection by ability allowed for grammar schools but no other schools. Can prioritise up to 10% of secondary pupils on aptitude. No selection by aptitude permitted.
Teaching hours Free to change day and term lengths Free to change day and term lengths Voluntary Controlled and Community schools must go through a lengthy consultation process to change school day. Free to change day and term lengths
Cap on Pupil numbers Primary – classes limited to 30 pupils by statute, Secondary – None Primary – classes limited to 30 pupils by statute, Secondary – None Primary – classes limited to 30 pupils by statute, Secondary – None, Other – none. Primary – none, Secondary – none, Other – none

Source: http://www.newschoolsnetwork.org

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