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A school (from Greek σχολεῖον - scholeion) is an institution designed to allow and encourage students (or "pupils") to learn, under the supervision of teachers. Most countries have systems of formal education, which is commonly compulsory. In these systems, students often progress through a series of schools: primary school, secondary school, and possibly a university, vocational school or a college. There are also non-governmental schools, called private or independent schools. A school may be dedicated to a particular field, such as a school of economics or a school of dance. Alternative schools and democratic education may provide nontraditional methods and curriculum, or no curriculum, as it were. In homeschooling and online schools, teaching and learning take place outside of a traditional school building. The use of the term school varies by country, as do the names of the various levels of education within the country.
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Royal National College for the Blind
The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) is a co-educational residential further education college based in the English city of Hereford. It was established in 1871 by the philanthropist Thomas Rhodes Armitage and the American anti-slavery campaigner Francis Joseph Campbell, who lost his sight as a young boy. Founded in London as The Royal Normal College and Academy for the Blind, the college had a number of homes before moving to its present campus in Hereford.

RNC is regarded as a leader in the education of visually impaired students. Following an Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills inspection in 2005 RNC was one of only eight colleges in the United Kingdom to be awarded the prestigious Beacon Status in recognition of the outstanding quality of its teaching. Alongside regular further education subjects and vocational training, the college offers training in independent living and personal development. The college has also been actively involved in the development and use of assistive technology to aid visually impaired people in their everyday lives. There are approximately 200 students whose ages range from 16 upwards. The college is a registered charity, its current Patron being Charles, Prince of Wales, and it is the home of the England blind football team.

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Harrow School is a public school for boys located in Harrow on the Hill in Middlesex, England. It is one of the original nine English public schools as defined by the Public Schools Act 1868. Harrow has many notable alumni, who are known as Old Harrovians, including seven former British Prime Ministers (including Winston Churchill and Robert Peel), and the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. In addition, nineteen Old Harrovians have been awarded the Victoria Cross.

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James Morris III ((1752-01-19)January 19, 1752 – April 20, 1820(1820-04-20)) was a Continental Army officer from Connecticut during the American Revolutionary War and founder of the Morris Academy, a pioneer in coeducation. Born in Litchfield County, Connecticut, Morris spent his early life training to be minister. However, after graduating from Yale College, Morris accepted a commission from the Continental Army and joined the fight for American Independence. Morris was captured during the Battle of Germantown. Upon his release, Morris was promoted to the rank of Captain and supported Alexander Hamilton in the Siege of Yorktown. When he returned from the war, Morris began and ran an academy which taught both boys and girls together, a rarity at the time.

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