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Education Act 1980

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8Information as to schools and admission arrangements

(1)Every local education authority shall, for each school year, publish particulars of—

(a)the arrangements for the admission of pupils to schools maintained by the authority, other than aided or special agreement schools;

(b)the authority's arrangements for the provision of education at schools maintained by another local education authority or not maintained by a local education authority; and

(c)the arrangements made by the authority under sections 6(1) and 7(1) above.

(2)The governors of every aided or special agreement school shall, for each school year, publish particulars of—

(a)the arrangements for the admission of pupils to the school; and

(b)the arrangements made by them under section 7(2) above.

(3)The particulars to be published under subsections (1)(a) and (2) (a) above shall include particulars of—

(a)the number of pupils that it is intended to admit in each school year to each school to which the arrangements relate, being pupils in the age group in which pupils are normally admitted or, if there is more than one such group, in each such group;

(b)the respective admission functions of the local education authority and the governors ;

(c)the policy followed in deciding admissions ;

(d)the arrangements made in respect of pupils not belonging to the area of the local education authority.

(4)The particulars to be published under subsection (1)(b) above shall include particulars of—

(a)the criteria for offering places at schools not maintained by a local education authority ;

(b)the names of, and number of places at, any such schools in respect of which the authority have standing arrangements.

(5)Every local education authority shall, as respects each school maintained by them other than an aided or special agreement school, and the governors of every aided or special agreement school shall, as respects that school, publish—

(a)such information as may be required by regulations made by the Secretary of State; and

(b)such other information, if any, as the authority or governors think fit,

and every local education authority shall also publish such information as may be so required with respect to their policy and arrangements in respect of any matter relating to primary or secondary education in their area.

(6)The local education authority by whom an aided or special agreement school is maintained may, with the agreement of the governors of the school, publish on their behalf the particulars or information relating to the school referred to in subsection (2) or (5) above.

(7)References in this section to publication are references to publication at such time or times and in such manner as may be required by regulations made by the Secretary of State.

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