Share this entry

direct-grant school Line breaks: direct-grant school

Definition of direct-grant school in English:

noun

historical
(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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day whippersnapper
Pronunciation: ˈwɪpəsnapə
noun
a young, inexperienced person considered presumptuous or overconfident...