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Schools which were allowed to opt out of local authority control, under the provision of the Education Reform Act 1988, and receive their funding directly from the Department for Education and Employment. They were part of a move by the government of the time to introduce market forces into educational provision. As a result of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, the option of grant maintained status was discontinued, and was replaced by the foundation schools initiative in 2000.

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