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The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Special educational provision in institutions in Northern Ireland other than grant-aided schools

12.—(1) No person shall so exercise his functions under this Part that the special educational provision (or any part of it) which any learning difficulty of a child calls for is made in an institution in Northern Ireland other than a grant-aided school unless—

(a)the institution is for the time being approved by the Department under Article 26 as suitable for the admission of children with special educational needs, or

(b)the Department consents to the child being educated there.

(2) Where a board arranges under Article 10(1)(b) for special educational provision in respect of a child to be made at an independent school in Northern Ireland, the board—

(a)shall pay the fees payable in respect of the education provided for the child at the school;

(b)may pay any fees payable in respect of board and lodging provided for the child at the school; and

(c)may provide transport for the child to facilitate his attendance at the school.

(3) Where a board arranges under Article 10(1)(b) for special education provision in respect of a child to be made at an institution in Northern Ireland other than a school, the board may contribute to the costs of providing education to the child at the institution or assist the institution in the provision of that education, and may in particular—

(a)pay the fees payable in respect of the education provided for the child at the institution;

(b)pay any fees payable in respect of board and lodging provided for the child at the institution;

(c)provide transport for the child to facilitate his attendance at the institution; and

(d)provide equipment and services to the institution.

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