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The Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

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Discrimination against disabled pupils and prospective pupils
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14.—(1) It is unlawful for the body responsible for a school to discriminate against a disabled person—

(a)in the arrangements it makes for determining admission to the school as a pupil;

(b)in the terms on which it offers to admit him to the school as a pupil; or

(c)by refusing or deliberately omitting to accept an application for his admission to the school as a pupil.

(2) It is unlawful for the body responsible for a school to discriminate against a disabled pupil in the education or associated services provided for, or offered to, pupils at the school by that body.

(3) It is unlawful for the body responsible for a school to discriminate against a disabled pupil by suspending or expelling him from the school.

(4) In the case of an act which constitutes discrimination by virtue of Article 43, this Article also applies to discrimination against a person who is not disabled.

(5) For the purposes of this Chapter the body responsible for a school is—

(a)in the case of a grant-aided school, the board for the area in which the school is situated or the Board of Governors, according to which has the function in question;

(b)in relation to an independent school, the proprietor;

and in this Chapter that body is referred to as the “responsible body”.

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