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Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998


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Arrangements for admission to pre-school education at grant-aided schools

23.—(1) Every board shall make arrangements for the parent of a child resident in the area of the board to apply for admission of the child to pre-school education at a school if he wishes to do so.

(2) Such arrangements shall include provision—

(a)for applications to be made by the parent directly to the Board of Governors of the school concerned; and

(b)where the school provides both full-time and part-time pre-school education, for separate applications to be made for admission to full-time and part-time pre-school education.

(3) Subject to Article 32(4) (children resident outside Northern Ireland), this Chapter applies in relation to an application for admission of a child to pre-school education at a school whether or not the child is resident in the area of the board in which that school is situated.

(4) It shall be the duty of the Board of Governors of a school to make arrangements for the admission of children—

(a)to full-time pre-school education at the school, in accordance with Articles 24 to 27, 32 and 33; and

(b)to part-time pre-school education at the school, in accordance with Articles 28 to 31, 32 and 33.

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