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addaword.gifdefinition of free school

noun
in England, a free state-funded school that is open to all but responsible to the Secretary of State for education rather than a local education authority
A third of the free schools approved by the government to open from September 2013 onwards characterise themselves as faith schools, compared with a quarter of the first wave.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 30/07/2012 12:32:00
Definition of free school from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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