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Education (Schools) Act 1992

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13Religious education

(1)This section applies to—

(a)any voluntary school, and

(b)any grant-maintained school,

in which denominational education is given to any pupils.

(2)In this section “denominational education” means religious education given otherwise than in accordance with an agreed syllabus.

(3)The school’s governing body shall secure that the school’s denominational education is inspected under this section.

(4)An inspection under this section shall be conducted by a person chosen by—

(a)the foundation governors, in the case of a controlled school; and

(b)the governing body, in any other case.

(5)The person chosen need not be a registered inspector.

(6)Inspections under this section shall be carried out at such intervals as may be prescribed; and in prescribing the intervals the Secretary of State may make provision as to the period within which the first inspection under this section with respect to a school is to begin.

(7)It shall be the general duty of a person conducting an inspection under this section to report on the quality of the denominational education provided by the school for pupils to whom denominational education is given by the school.

(8)A person conducting an inspection under this section may do so with the assistance of such other persons chosen by him as are in his opinion fit and proper persons for carrying out the inspection.

(9)Part II of Schedule 2 makes further provision with respect to inspections under this section.

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