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Explanatory Memorandum to Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

Article 16: Pupils with a disability not to be substantially disadvantaged

45.This Article places an anticipatory duty on schools to take reasonable steps to ensure pupils who have a disability are not placed at substantial disadvantage in comparison to pupils who do not have a disability, in relation to education and associated services provided, and to ensure that prospective pupils who have disabilities are not placed at a substantial disadvantage in relation to admission arrangements. Schools will not be required to make physical alterations or to provide auxiliary aids under this Article.

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