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Federations (previously known as hard federation) are legal arrangements under the School Governance (Federations) (England) Regulations 2012.

Two or more schools are governed collectively under a single governing body.

Each school may maintain a headteacher or choose to have a single headteacher or an executive headteacher who works in a more strategic way with Heads of School dealing with the day to day management of their schools.

Some schools choose to work initially in a collaboration arrangement, and then in time move to a more formal federation.

Schools within a federation continue to have their own:

  • budget
  • admissions arrangements and
  • uniform

Schools within a federation are recognised and inspected separately by Ofsted.

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