Definition of grant-maintained in English:



  • (of a school) funded by central rather than local government, and self-governing.

    • ‘Half of all state secondaries will be autonomous (rather like grant-maintained schools under the Tories) by 2010.’
    • ‘Mr Morris said: ‘Trust schools are not like grant-maintained schools.’’
    • ‘A campaigner said the grant-maintained school's playing field area was designated in the Unitary Development Plan as Open Urban Greenspace.’
    • ‘However, as long as the Party seeks to limit the choice to others, for example by the abolition of grant-maintained schools and opposition to grammar schools, the charges of hypocrisy will continue.’
    • ‘But the former grant-maintained school is under LCC education authority control and has a shortfall of £16,000 for the next financial year.’
    • ‘‘Heads will welcome greater autonomy, but it must be in collaboration with each other, in order to avoid the worst excesses of the grant-maintained era when schools were set against schools,’ he said.’
    • ‘The law determines it an offence to cause ‘a nuisance or disturbance on the premises of any local authority or grant-maintained school, and gives the police the power to remove persons committing such an offence’’
    • ‘There were further pledges to fund 600,000 extra school places, give an extra £15 billion to schools, make every school grant-maintained, to stop closing special schools, and to give heads the final say in expelling pupils.’
    • ‘Once again, this provision does not apply in this case, as the preference expressed is for a private school and not for a ‘maintained, grant-maintained or grant-maintained special school.’’
    • ‘Since then, it has become a grant-maintained school, a technology college, and has been praised.’
    • ‘I questioned whether it was the right signal for a future Prime Minister to be sending his kids to a grant-maintained school, and got a letter saying, ‘Don't talk about this.’
    • ‘They were called grant-maintained schools - schools that were free from LEA control and funded directly by Whitehall.’
    • ‘The Shadow Education Secretary announced what amounted to a revival of the last government's grant-maintained policy.’
    • ‘It was later saved from closure after going grant-maintained.’
    • ‘It removed the polytechnics (now universities) and sixth-form colleges from local control and allowed secondary schools to opt out of local authority control and become grant-maintained schools funded by Whitehall.’
    • ‘The Shadow Education Secretary said he was ‘quite angry’ that the Prime Minister had ‘effectively wasted eight years’ in offering head - teachers the powers grant-maintained schools had enjoyed.’
    • ‘She was behind the decision when the school became grant-maintained in 1993 because she thought it would be better for the children if the head and the governors had more control.’
    • ‘The Primary School, which averages 60 pupils, has long been a supporter of going it alone’ it was one of the first primary schools to opt for grant-maintained status back in the early 90s.’
    • ‘There are now other types of schools at this level, including sixth-form colleges, grant-maintained, and city technology colleges.’
    • ‘While grant-maintained, the school chooses its own firm of auditors, leaving the council with no statutory powers over finances.’