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The Education Reform(Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Transfer of property, etc. to Board of Governors of grant-maintained integrated school

75.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this Article, on the incorporation date in relation to a grant-maintained integrated school which immediately before that date was a controlled school—

(a)all land or other property which, immediately before that date, was property used or held by the relevant board or the Department for the purposes of the school;

(b)all rights and liabilities subsisting immediately before that date which were acquired or incurred by that board or the Department for those purposes; and

(c)any property, rights and liabilities of the former Board of Governors of the school,

shall be transferred to, and by virtue of this Order vest in, the Board of Governors of the grant-maintained integrated school.

(2) Subject to the following provisions of this Article, on the incorporation date in relation to a grant-maintained integrated school which immediately before that date was a voluntary school—

(a)all land or other property which, immediately before that date, was property held by the trustees of the school for the purposes of the school;

(b)all rights and liabilities subsisting immediately before that date which were acquired or incurred by those trustees for those purposes; and

(c)any property, rights and liabilities of the former Board of Governors of the school,

shall be transferred to, and by virtue of this Order vest in, the Board of Governors of the grant-maintained integrated school.

(3) Subject to the following provisions of this Article, on the incorporation date in relation to a grant-maintained integrated school which immediately before that date was an independent school—

(a)all land or other property which immediately before that date was property held by the trustees or the proprietor of the school for the purposes of the school; and

(b)all rights and liabilities subsisting immediately before that date which were acquired or incurred by those trustees or that proprietor for those purposes,

shall be transferred to, and by virtue of this Order vest in, the Board of Governors of the grant-maintained integrated school.

(4) Paragraphs (1) to (3) shall not apply to rights and liabilities under any contract of employment.

(5) If before the incorporation date in relation to a school mentioned in paragraph (2) or paragraph (3) the Department so directs—

(a)sub-paragraph (a) of that paragraph shall not apply to land held by the trustees of the school as mentioned in that sub-paragraph; and

(b)sub-paragraph (b) of that paragraph shall not apply to rights and liabilities acquired or incurred in relation to or in connection with that land;

and in deciding whether or not to give a direction under this paragraph the Department shall consult the trustees of the school.

(6) Any land or other property transferred to the Board of Governors of a grant-maintained integrated school under this Article which immediately before the incorporation date was held on trust shall vest in that Board of Governors as trustees on the trusts applicable immediately before that date under any trust deed regulating the use of the land or other property for the purposes of the school.

(7) The Department may by regulations make provision for the payment of compensation by the Department to the trustees of a voluntary school in respect of land or other property held by them immediately before the incorporation date and transferred under paragraph (2) and such regulations may provide—

(a)for the amount of compensation to be such as may be agreed between the Department and the trustees or, in default of agreement, such as may be determined by the Lands Tribunal;

(b)for the amount of compensation to be reduced where grants have been paid by the Department in respect of the land or other property so transferred and for the calculation of any such reduction.

(8) On the incorporation date in relation to a grant-maintained integrated school which immediately before that date was a controlled school, the duty of the relevant board to maintain and manage the school shall be extinguished and the school shall accordingly cease to be a controlled school for the purposes of the Education Orders.

(9) On the incorporation date in relation to a grant-maintained integrated school which immediately before that date was a voluntary school, the school shall cease to be a voluntary school for the purposes of the Education Orders.

(10) On the incorporation date in relation to a grant-maintained integrated school which immediately before that date was an independent school, the school shall cease to be an independent school for the purposes of the Education Orders.

(11) For the purposes of this Article any interest in a dwelling house or other residence which, immediately before the incorporation date in relation to a grant-maintained integrated school, is used or held for occupation by a person employed to work at the school shall be treated as an interest used or held for the purposes of the school.

(12) In this Article “the former Board of Governors” means, in relation to a grant-maintained integrated school, the Board of Governors of the school immediately before the incorporation date in relation to the school.

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