see Public school.
An independent school is a school which is not under the management of an education authority, which is not grant-aided and which provides full-time education for at least five pupils of school age. Member schools are registered with the Scottish Executive Education Department and are subject to inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectors. The Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS) promotes and supports the contribution made by independent schools to education in Scotland. Details of schools in the rest of the UK are available on the Independent Schools Council website.
A school run independently of the State system, to which the National Curriculum does not apply. Fees are charged for pupils.
a non-government school that is governed, managed and accountable at the level of the individual school
a school which is is mainly fee paying and not dependent upon national or local government for financing
A school that receives little or no funding from government sources. Also called private school.
An independent school isÂ not funded by the state and is not part of the LEA's normal range of provision. Some independent special schools have provision for children with speech, language and communication difficulties.
A school that is maintained and operated in British Columbia by an authority that provides an educational program to 10 or more school-aged students as outlined in the Independent School Act. All independent schools must hold a valid Certificate of Group Classification issued by the Inspector of Independent Schools.[Detailed Technical Glossary of Terms
A person or organization outside the public school system providing an educational program to 10 or more school-age students. These schools are governed by the Independent School Act and are grouped into four classifications. Group 1 schools offer programs consistent with the BC curriculum, employ certified teachers, maintain adequate education facilities, and meet municipal codes. They receive per-student grants at 50 per cent of the student costs of local public schools. [Group 2 schools meet the same requirements as Group 1 schools, but receive student grants at the 35 per cent level because their per-student costs exceed those of the local public schools.] Group 3 schools must maintain adequate facilities and meet municipal codes; they do not receive provincial grants. Group 4 schools cater to non-provincial students. They meet the same curriculum requirements as Group 1, and at least 80 per cent of their teachers are certified. These schools must be bonded and are not eligible for grants.
A school neither maintained by an LEA or VA/Foundation schools. Some are run by charitable trusts and organisations including those catering for Sen â€“ they usually charge fees.
An independent school or private school in the United Kingdom is a school that relies for all of its funding on non-governmental sources. There are more than 2,500 independent schools in the UK, educating about 615,000 children.http://www.isc.co.uk/index.php/357 ISC Frequently asked questions The term public school has traditionally been used in England and Wales. The origin of this term is disputed.
An independent school is a school which is not dependent upon national or local government for financing its operation and is instead operated by tuition charges, gifts, and in some cases the investment yield of an endowment.