Voluntary-aided school: A state-funded school at which the governing body is the employer and admissions authority. Land and buildings (apart from playing fields, which are normally vested in the local authority) are usually owned by a foundation or trust (often a religious organisation).
The progress schools help individuals to make relative to their different starting points. Value-added measures are intended to allow comparisons between schools with different pupil intakes.
Also see Achievement and attainment table
Voluntary-controlled school: A school maintained by the local authority, with a foundation (generally religious) that appoints some (but not most) of the governing body.
Vocational qualifications. A wide range of VQs are accredited into the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). These cover almost every industry sector and every level of the NQF.