In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in UK)colegio privado subvencionado por el Estado
- He attended a direct-grant school which expected its pupils to be on track for Oxford or Cambridge.
- Different Labour governments - sometimes with the tacit support of Conservatives - have destroyed the academic infrastructure in the secondary schools, the grammar schools and the direct-grant schools.
- He gets a scholarship to a direct-grant school, Latymer Upper in Hammersmith.
- There is no doubt that, left to his own devices, Lord Adonis would reintroduce direct-grant schools.
- The working party will also look at proposals from Martin Stephen, headmaster of Manchester Grammar, who favours bringing the former direct-grant schools into a formal relationship with the state system.
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