Definitions for "Independent school"
Keywords:  lea, cater, curriculum, school, pupils
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.