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Education (Schools) Act 1992

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Inspectors' reports

9(1)An inspection shall be carried out within such period as may be prescribed.

(2)When an inspection has been completed, the registered inspector shall, before the end of the prescribed period, prepare in writing a report of the inspection and a summary of the report.

(3)The registered inspector shall, without delay, send the report and summary to the appropriate authority for the school concerned and send copies of the report and summary to the Chief Inspector and to—

(a)the local education authority, in the case of a maintained school (other than a grant-maintained school) for which the governing body are the appropriate authority;

(b)the governing body (if any), in the case of a maintained school for which the local education authority are the appropriate authority; or

(c)the Secretary of State, in the case of any other school.

(4)In the case of—

(a)a voluntary school, or

(b)a grant-maintained school which was a voluntary school immediately before it became a grant-maintained school,

the registered inspector shall also send a copy of the report and summary to the person who appoints the school’s foundation governors.

(5)The appropriate authority shall—

(a)make any report and summary sent to the authority under sub-paragraph (3) available for inspection by members of the public, at such times and at such a place as may be reasonable;

(b)provide a copy of the report and summary, free of charge or in prescribed cases on payment of the prescribed fee, to any person who asks for one; and

(c)take such steps as are reasonably practicable to secure that every parent of a registered pupil at the school receives a copy of the summary as soon as is reasonably practicable.

(6)In addition—

(a)the governing body of a special school which is not maintained by a local education authority, and

(b)the proprietor of an independent school approved by the Secretary of State under section 11(3)(a) of the [1981 c. 60.] Education Act 1981 (schools suitable for children for whom statements are maintained under section 7 of that Act),

shall, without delay, send a copy of any report and summary sent to the governing body or proprietor under sub-paragraph (3) to any local education authority who are paying fees to the school concerned in respect of a registered pupil at the school.

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