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The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997


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Grants in respect of pre-school education

3.—(1) The Department may make grants in respect of pre-school education.

(2) In this Part “pre-school education” means education provided for a child (whether at a school or any other premises) before he attains the lower limit of compulsory school age.

(3) Grants under this Article—

(a)shall be made in respect of the education of children of such descriptions;

(b)shall be of such amount; and

(c)shall be paid at such times and in such manner,

as the Department may determine.

(4) A grant under this Article shall be made—

(a)to a board if it is in respect of education provided at—

(i)a controlled school managed by the board; or

(ii)a maintained school maintained by the board;

(b)to the person providing the education in any other case.

(5) Grants under this Article shall be subject to such requirements as may be imposed under Article 4.

(6) This Article does not affect any power of the Department to make grants in respect of pre-school education under any other statutory provision.

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