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Education Reform Act 1988

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100Provision of benefits and services for pupils by local education authorities

(1)Where—

(a)a local education authority are under a duty, or have power (whether by virtue of this section or otherwise), to provide any benefits or services for pupils; and

(b)the duty is to be performed, or the power may be exercised, both in relation to pupils at schools maintained by a local education authority and in relation to pupils at grant-maintained schools;

the authority shall in performing the duty, or exercising the power, treat pupils at grant-maintained schools no less favourably (whether as to the benefits or services provided or as to the terms on which they are provided) than pupils at schools maintained by a local education authority.

(2)In section 50(1) of the 1944 Act (power of local education authority to provide board and lodging for pupils) after the words “voluntary school” there shall be inserted the words “grant-maintained school”.

(3)In section 55 of the 1944 Act (provision of transport and other facilities), after subsection (3) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(4)Arrangements made by a local education authority under subsection (1) above shall make provision for pupils at grant-maintained schools which is no less favourable than the provision made in pursuance of the arrangements for pupils at schools maintained by a local education authority.

This subsection is without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above.

(4)In section 5 of the [1948 c. 40.] Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1948 (power of local education authority to provide clothing for pupils)—

(a)in subsection (1), the words “or at a grant-maintained school” shall be inserted at the end of paragraphs (a) and (c); and

(b)the words “or a grant-maintained school” shall be inserted at the end of subsection (2)(a), after the words “maintained by them” in subsection (3)(a) and after the words “special school” in subsection (4).

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