Foundation schools and admissions: the local dimension

Wise, Christine; Anderson, Lesley and Bush, Tony (2001). Foundation schools and admissions: the local dimension. School Leadership and Management, 21(4) pp. 383–395.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13632430120108925

Abstract

In 1998, the Labour Government instituted the School Standards and Framework Act which abolished Grant Maintained (GM) schools and introduced three new categories of school: community, voluntary and foundation. The latter two were to have much of the autonomy of GM schools, particularly with respect to admissions. This article reports on the findings of a study which gathered the perceptions of heads, governors and senior staff about admissions issues in 11 foundation schools after their first full term in their new status.

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