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The St Mary’s Music School (Aided Places) (Scotland) Regulations 2015

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2.  In these Regulations, unless otherwise specified—

the Act” means the Education (Scotland) Act 1980;

“aided place” means a place at the school, in respect of which fees are to be remitted in accordance with the Scheme;

“aided pupil” means a child who has been admitted or is about to be admitted to an aided place;

“allowance” means an allowance payable by the Scottish Ministers under these Regulations;

“applicant” means either or both a parent or a partner, who has applied for an aided place for a child;

“British Islands” means the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man;

“child” means a person who has not attained the age of 20 at the commencement of any school year of the school and is to be construed in accordance with the definition of “parent”;

“chorister” means a child who attends the school wholly or mainly in connection with singing in St Mary’s Cathedral Choir;

EEA State” means a member State, Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein;

“employment” means full-time or part-time paid employment including self-employment and the holding of any office and any occupation for gain (and “employed” and related words are to be construed accordingly);

“European Economic Area” means the area of the EEA states and includes those states at any time before they became EEA states;

“fee” means—

(a)

a tuition or other fee which must be paid to attend the school, including for board and lodging; and

(b)

a fee paid by the school in respect of a public examination for which an aided pupil is a candidate;

“first aided year” means the school year in which a child would first begin an aided place if admitted;

“income”, “relevant income” and “total income” have the meanings given by paragraphs 9(1) and 9(2) of Schedule 1;

“parent” includes a step-parent, a guardian, any other person having parental responsibilities for a child and any person having care of a child;

“partner” means—

(a)

the spouse of a parent;

(b)

the civil partner of a parent; or

(c)

on or after 1st August 2016, a person ordinarily living with a parent as if he or she were the spouse or civil partner of that person;

“refugee” means a person who—

(a)

is recognised by Her Majesty’s Government as a refugee within the meaning of the United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees done at Geneva on 28th July 1951(1) as extended by the Protocol thereto which entered into force on 4th October 1967(2); or

(b)

has been informed in writing by a person acting under the authority of the Secretary of State for the Home Department that, although the person is considered not to qualify for recognition as a refugee, it is thought right to allow the person to enter or remain in the United Kingdom, and has been granted leave to enter or remain accordingly;

“relevant date” means 1st January in the calendar year in which an aided pupil’s first aided year begins;

“relevant period” means the period to which a claim under regulation 3 relates;

“resident” means resident in accordance with the statutory residence test in Part 1 of Schedule 45 to the Finance Act 2013(3);

“Scheme” means the Scheme for Aided Places at St Mary’s Music School, set out in Schedule 1;

“school” means St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh and includes reference to the managers of the school and persons acting with their authority;

“school day” means any day during which the school is open for the attendance of pupils; and

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

(1)

Cm. 9171.

(2)

Cm. 3906.

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