Local authority (LA) schools: what are local authority schools?
These are schools maintained by a local authority and receiving recurrent funding from the local authority under arrangements set out in sections 45-53 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (SSFA). They fall into the following three categories:
- community (including community special schools);
- foundation (including foundation special schools); and
- voluntary (comprising both voluntary aided and voluntary controlled schools).
They do not include:
- technology colleges;
- nursery schools; and
- pupil referral units.