A free school is a type of Academy school.Free schools are funded by the government, but are not controlled by the Local Authority.Teachers, parents, existing schools, educational charities, universities, or community groups can set up free schools.These schools have a funding agreement with the Department of Education (The Education Funding Agency).
Schools for children with Special Educational Needs
Some children are unable to attend mainstream schools because they have Special Educational Needs or learning difficulties. Local Authorities fund some special schools to meet their needs. he national curriculum will be followed as far as possible to ensure that the pupils receive the fullest possible education regardless of disability, but they can differentiate the curriculum if applicable.