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Explanatory Memorandum to Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

Part Iii Miscellaneous and Supplementary

7.This Part provides for new admissions arrangements to post-primary schools, including prohibiting schools from using a pupil’s ability or aptitude as an admissions criterion, new arrangements for the expulsion and suspension of pupils from grant-aided schools, amendments in relation to the governance of further education colleges and a number of minor and consequential amendments to, and repeals of, existing legislation. It also contains supplementary provisions about the exercise of powers to make orders and regulations.

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