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98General interpretation and index of defined expressionsE+W

(1)The provisions of this Act and those of the Education Act 1996 are to be read as if they were all contained in the Education Act 1996.

(2)But where an expression is given for the purposes of any provision of this Act a meaning different from that given to it for the purposes of the Education Act 1996, the meaning given for the purposes of that provision is to apply instead of the one given for the purposes of the Education Act 1996.

(3)In this Act—

(4)For references in Part 3 to—

(a)the discontinuance of a maintained school, see section 83;

(b)a school's category, see section 83.

(5)A reference in this Act to a school which has a religious character is to a school which is designated as having such a character by an order under section 69(3) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

Commencement Information

I1S. 98 in force at 26.4.2013 for specified purposes by S.I. 2013/1000, art. 2(d)

I2S. 98 in force at 4.5.2013 in so far as not already in force by S.I. 2013/1000, art. 3(b)