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.



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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