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The Provision of School Education for Children under School Age (Prescribed Children) (Scotland) Order 2002

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Provision of School Education for Children under School Age (Prescribed Children) (Scotland) Order 2002 and shall come into force on 1st April 2002.

(2) In this Order–

  • “primary school” does not include a nursery class in such a school;

  • “school year” means a period of 12 months commencing on 1st August of any year;

  • “starting point”, in relation to a child, means–

    (a)

    where a child’s third birthday falls on or between 1st March and 31st August, the autumn term immediately following that birthday;

    (b)

    where a child’s third birthday falls on or between 1st September and 31st December, the spring term immediately following that birthday; and

    (c)

    where a child’s third birthday falls on or between 1st January and the last day of February, the summer term immediately following that birthday;

  • “the 1980 Act” means the Education (Scotland) Act 1980.

(3) For the purposes of this Order the terms of a school year shall be taken to commence during the following periods–

  • as respects the autumn term, the period 1st August to 31st December;

  • as respects the spring term, the period 1st January to the last day of February; and

  • as respects the summer term, the period 1st March to 31st July.

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