Definition of assisted place in English:
(In the UK) a place in an independent school for a pupil whose fees are wholly or partially subsidized by the state.
- In selecting a pupil for an assisted place, a participating school is exercising the public function of distributing state funding for education.
- ‘This is a major break with the old assisted places policy, which was confined to certain academically gifted children,’ the council said.
- The new system will see the county council give the money it sets aside for assisted places to all schools for them to administer.
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