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School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013

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PART 2ALL MAINTAINED SCHOOLS OTHER THAN MAINTAINED NURSERY SCHOOLS

4Paragraphs 5 to 8 describe regulated alterations in relation to community, foundation and voluntary schools, and community special schools.

Age range

5(1)The alteration by a year or more of the lowest age of pupils for whom education is normally provided at the school.

(2)The alteration by a year or more of the highest age of pupils for whom education is normally provided at a school where the school, both before and after the alteration, provides education suitable to the requirements of pupils of compulsory school age and does not provide full time education suitable to the requirements of pupils over compulsory school age.

Sixth form provision

6(1)The introduction of the provision of full-time education suitable to the requirements of pupils over compulsory school age at a school which provides full time education suitable to the requirements of pupils of compulsory school age.

(2)The ending of the provision of full time education suitable to the requirements of pupils over compulsory school age at a school which is to continue to provide full time education suitable to the requirements of pupils of compulsory school age.

Language medium – primary education

7(1)This paragraph applies to—

(a)primary schools,

(b)special schools but only in relation to the provision of primary education to pupils at the schools, and

(c)middle schools but only in relation to the provision of primary education to pupils at the schools.

(2)An alteration comes within this paragraph if the teaching of a class of pupils in an age group (or groups) at a school falls within a description in an entry in column 1 of table 1 below, and it is proposed to alter the teaching of the corresponding class of pupils in that age group (or those age groups) so that it falls within the description in the corresponding entry in column 2.

(3)In this paragraph—

(a)“age group” means—

(i)a year group of the foundation phase (within the meaning given by section 102 of the Education Act 2002), or

(ii)a year group of the second key stage (within the meaning given by section 103 of the Education Act 2002);

(b)a reference to the teaching of a class of pupils does not include a school assembly or other school activities usually conducted with large groups of pupils.

TABLE 1
12
At least 20% but no more than 80% of the teaching is conducted through the medium of EnglishAn increase or a decrease of more than 20% in the teaching which is conducted through the medium of Welsh
At least 20% but no more than 80% of the teaching is conducted through the medium of WelshAn increase or a decrease of more than 20% in the teaching which is conducted through the medium of English
More than 80% of the teaching is conducted through the medium of English, and some teaching is conducted through the medium of WelshAn increase of more than 10% in the teaching which is conducted through the medium of Welsh
More than 80% of the teaching is conducted through the medium of Welsh, and some teaching is conducted through the medium of EnglishAn increase of more than 10% in the teaching which is conducted through the medium of English
No teaching is conducted through the medium of WelshMore than 10% of teaching is conducted through the medium of Welsh
No teaching is conducted through the medium of EnglishMore than 10% of teaching is conducted through the medium of English
Some teaching is conducted through the medium of EnglishNo teaching is conducted through the medium of English
Some teaching is conducted through the medium of WelshNo teaching is conducted through the medium of Welsh

Language medium - secondary education

8(1)This paragraph applies to—

(a)secondary schools,

(b)special schools but only in relation to the provision of secondary education to pupils at the schools, and

(c)middle schools but only in relation to the provision of secondary education to pupils at the schools.

(2)An alteration comes within this paragraph if the teaching of pupils in a year group at a school falls within a description in an entry in column 1 of table 2 below, and it is proposed to alter the teaching of pupils in that year group so that it falls within the description in the corresponding entry in column 2.

(3)In this paragraph a “relevant subject” is any subject other than English and Welsh which is taught at the school to pupils in the year group concerned.

TABLE 2
12
Five or more relevant subjects are taught (wholly or mainly) through the medium of Welsh to any pupilsA decrease by four or more of the relevant subjects taught (wholly or mainly) through the medium of Welsh to any pupils
Five or more relevant subjects are taught (wholly or mainly) through the medium of English to any pupilsA decrease by four or more of the relevant subjects taught (wholly or mainly) through the medium of English to any pupils
Every relevant subject is taught (wholly or mainly) through the medium of Welsh to all pupilsThree or more relevant subjects are taught (wholly or mainly) through the medium of English to any pupils
Every relevant subject is taught (wholly or mainly) through the medium of English to all pupilsThree or more relevant subjects are taught (wholly or mainly) through the medium of Welsh to any pupils
One or more relevant subject is taught (wholly or mainly) through the medium of Welsh to any pupilsNo relevant subject is taught (wholly or mainly) through the medium of Welsh to any pupils
One or more relevant subject is taught (wholly or mainly) through the medium of English to any pupilsNo relevant subject is taught (wholly or mainly) through the medium of English to any pupils

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