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School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013

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57Directions to make proposals to remedy excessive or insufficient provision
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(1)This section applies where the Welsh Ministers are of the opinion that there is excessive provision, or that there is, or there is likely to be, insufficient provision, for primary or secondary education in maintained schools—

(a)in the area of a local authority, or

(b)in a part of such an area.

(2)The Welsh Ministers may—

(a)direct the local authority to exercise its powers to make proposals to establish, alter or discontinue schools, and

(b)direct the governing body of a foundation or voluntary school maintained by the authority to exercise its powers to make proposals to alter its school.

(3)A direction under subsection (2) must—

(a)require the proposals to be published no later than the date specified in the direction,

(b)require the proposals, in giving effect to the direction, to apply any principles specified in it, and

(c)where the Welsh Ministers are of the opinion that there is, or there is likely to be, insufficient provision, specify the additional number of pupils to be accommodated.

(4)A direction under subsection (2)(a) may not require the proposals to relate to a named school.

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