Definition of direct-grant school in English:

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direct-grant school

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(In the UK) a fee-paying school that received funds from the government in return for the admission of non-paying pupils nominated by the local authority.
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  • There is no doubt that, left to his own devices, Lord Adonis would reintroduce direct-grant schools.
  • He attended a direct-grant school which expected its pupils to be on track for Oxford or Cambridge.
  • He gets a scholarship to a direct-grant school, Latymer Upper in Hammersmith.

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