Differences in Governance

Free Schools Academies Maintained Independent
Ownership of Physical Assets Charitable trusts (must be non-profits, but within that could include charities, parent/teacher groups, universities,etc) Charitable trusts LA for community schools. Other types, the land and buildings may be owned by a
charity, religious group or governing body.
Private. Usually, but not always, a trust
Decision-making & Fiscal responsibility Trustees/Governing body Trustees/Governing body Governing body (and LA) School Governors/Trustees
Involvement of private sector Able to subcontract elements of the running and management of the school to other private sector organisations Able to subcontract elements of the running and management of the school to other private sector organisations. Able to subcontract elements of the running and management of the school to other private sector organisations Can be fully or partially privately operated.

Source: http://www.newschoolsnetwork.org

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