Free school

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A school to which pupils are admitted without discrimination and on an equal footing.
- Simmonds.
A school supported by general taxation, by endowmants, etc., where pupils pay nothing for tuition; a public school.

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After going round the town, the procession repaired to a certain appointed place, where, as the printed programme set forth, it would be received by the children of the different free schools,
Cincinnati is honourably famous for its free schools, of which it has so many that no person's child among its population can, by possibility, want the means of education, which are extended, upon an average, to four thousand pupils, annually.
As yet no free schools had been started for coloured people in that section, hence each family agreed to pay a certain amount per month, with the understanding that the teacher was to "board 'round"--that is, spend a day with each family.
Riley had received a tincture of the classics at the great Mudport Free School, and had a sense of understanding Latin generally, his comprehension of any particular Latin was not ready.
"Now that the Commune had some revenues of its own, no opposition was raised in any quarter when they were spent on building a town-hall, with a free school for elementary education in the building and accommodation for a teacher.
My father, who was very ancient, had given me a competent share of learning, as far as house-education and a country free school generally go, and designed me for the law; but I would be satisfied with nothing but going to sea; and my inclination to this led me so strongly against the will, nay, the commands of my father, and against all the entreaties and persuasions of my mother and other friends, that there seemed to be something fatal in that propensity of nature, tending directly to the life of misery which was to befall me.
Two new free schools will be set up in the region, the Government has announced.
Last month, the Department for Education (DFE) announced every region in the country will benefit from a new wave of free schools.
Another 53 "free schools" have also opened across the country, but the only one in the North East is Discovery Special Academy in Middlesbrough.
THE Department for Education is encouraging applications to set up controversial 'free schools' in the North East.
Education Secretary Damian Hindhas announced plans earlier this month to create 35 new free schools, which are entirely independent of local authority control.