Definition of county school in English:

county school


  • (in the UK) a school that is established and funded by the local education authority.

    • ‘In addition, £21 million will go straight to county schools for smaller scale works and £2million has been allocated for access improvements and disabled toilets.’
    • ‘However, she said that the council were in favour of the site being used as a county school rather than a Church of England school, as this would mean a more inclusive system for local children.’
    • ‘That leaves county schools in dire straits, with many already having to unravel established teaching practices.’
    • ‘I lost my personal passion for rugby when I had a county schools trial.’
    • ‘But county school leaders said teachers were responsible enough to handle the controversial material sensitively.’
    • ‘They teamed up with local council staff to provide a county school with its own sensory garden.’
    • ‘In one article, county school officials said they did not understand why this remains a problem.’
    • ‘We also have a lot more children to educate in county schools compared to last year.’
    • ‘The county schools were motivated to design a nutrition education tool targeted at young people from the area, encouraging them to adopt healthy lifestyles for life.’
    • ‘The 1902 Education Act established a system of municipal and county schools alongside the older grammar schools, which were popularly known as grammar schools.’
    • ‘More than 200 teaching posts advertised by county schools have not been filled as headteachers in urban areas struggle to attract staff.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, county schools who had abandoned their bid for specialist college status in light of the current funding problems, have been told to press on.’
    • ‘‘Church schools do often seem to be more attractive than county schools and that makes them difficult to get in to,’ he said’
    • ‘In one ongoing case, a former pupil is suing the county school board after being barred from singing at her graduation ceremony because of the song's references to faith and God.’
    • ‘The County Council has put up the cash for new name plates at the entrances of county schools.’


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