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Sex Discrimination Act 1975

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22Discrimination by bodies in charge of educational establishments

It is unlawful in relation to an educational establishment falling within column 1 of the following table, for a person indicated in relation to the establishment in column 2 (the " responsible body ") to discriminate against a woman—

(a)in the terms on which it offers to admit her to the establishment as a pupil, or

(b)by refusing or deliberately omitting to accept an application for her admission to the establishment as a pupil, or

(c)where she is a pupil of the establishment—

(i)in the way it affords her access to any benefits, facilities or services, or by refusing or deliberately omitting to afford her access to them, or

(ii)by excluding her from the establishment or subjecting her to any other detriment.

TABLE

EstablishmentResponsible body
England and Wales
1. Educational establishment maintained by a local education authority.Local education authority or managers or governors, according to which of them has the function in question.
2. Independent school not being a special school.Proprietor.
3. Special school not maintained by a local education authority.Proprietor.
4. University.Governing body.
5. Establishment (not falling within paragraphs 1 to 4) providing full-time or part-time education, being an establishment designated under section 24(1).Governing body.
Scotland
6. Educational establishment managed by an education authority.Education authority.
7. Educational establishment in respect of which the managers are for the time being receiving grants under section 75(c) or (d) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1962.Managers of the educational establishment.
8. University.Governing body.
9. Independent school.Proprietor.
10. Any other educational establishment (not falling within paragraphs 6, 7 and 9) providing full or part-time school education or further education.Managers of the educational establishment.

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