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(1)An education authority may make such arrangements as they consider appropriate to enable a child or young person having additional support needs to attend an establishment (whether or not a school) outwith the United Kingdom if that establishment makes provision wholly or mainly for persons having such needs.
(2)Such arrangements may, in particular, include paying, whether wholly or partly—
(a)the fees payable, and any travelling, maintenance and other expenses, in respect of the child or young person’s attendance at the establishment,
(b)where in the opinion of the authority it would be to the advantage of the child or young person if—
(i)one or both of the parents of the child or young person, or
(ii)some other person,
were present with the child or young person at the establishment during the period of the child or young person’s attendance at the establishment, any travelling, maintenance or other expenses of the parent, parents or other person (as the case may be) so present.
(3)This section is without prejudice to sections 49 (power to assist persons to take advantage of educational facilities) and 50 (education of pupils in exceptional circumstances) of the 1980 Act.
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