State, Private, or Grammar?:Where do I start to know about the UK education system? (1)

Updated: Apr 28


With all the different routes into the UK education system, what are the differences between state, private, or grammar schools? We need to get to the basics.


Sources of funding is one major difference between private and state schools

Community Schools--- supervised by the local council and refrained from business and religious group influence

Voluntary Schools, or “Faith schools”--- funded by the local authority but bear the autonomy to change operations and other policies; sometimes supported by a church or a religious group

Academies and free schools--- run by private not-for-profit trusts or organisation and can follow a different curriculum aided by the national curriculum