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Education (Scotland) Act 2016

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7Assessment requests

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(1)A person who is the parent of a child who is under school age and has not commenced attendance at a primary school may request the education authority in whose area the child is resident to assess the need for Gaelic medium primary education (in this Part, “GMPE”).

(2)A request under subsection (1) must—

(a)relate to only one child (in this Part, the “specified child”), and

(b)set out, or be accompanied by, evidence that there is a demand for GMPE from parents of other children who are—

(i)resident in the area of the authority to which the request is made, and

(ii)in the same year group as the specified child.

(3)A request under subsection (1) may set out, or be accompanied by, evidence that there is a demand for GMPE from parents of other children who are—

(a)resident in the area of the authority to which the request is made, and

(b)in a different year group in relation to the specified child.

(4)In this Part, “year group”, in relation to an education authority, means the group of children under school age all of whom, on commencing primary education at a primary school in the area of the authority, will be in the same yearly stage of primary education; and references in this Part to a child being in the same or a different year group as or in relation to other children are to be construed accordingly.

(5)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make further provision about requests under subsection (1).

(6)Regulations under subsection (5) may in particular include provision for or in connection with—

(a)the form of the request and the manner in which it is to be made,

(b)information (including evidence in addition to that mentioned in subsection (2)) that is to be set out in, or accompany, the request,

(c)evidence as mentioned in subsections (2) and (3).

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