direct-grant school

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direct-grant school
 
n
(in Britain, formerly) a school financed by endowment, fees, and a state grant conditional upon admittance of a percentage of nonpaying pupils nominated by the local education authority

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direct-grant school

noun
formerly a school that charged tuition fees and also received government grants in return for admitting certain non-paying students who were nominated by the local authorities 
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