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529 Power to accept gifts on trust for educational purposes.E+W

(1)A [F1local authority] may accept, hold and administer any property on trust for purposes connected with education.

[F2(1A)Any intention on the part of a [F1local authority] in England that a school should be vested in the authority as trustees shall be treated for the purposes of sections 7, 10 and 11 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 as an intention to establish a new community school, community special school or maintained nursery school (so that proposals for that purpose shall be published in accordance with those sections); and Schedule 2 to that Act (proposals for establishment or discontinuance of schools in England) shall apply accordingly.]

(2)Any intention on the part of a [F1local authority] [F3 in Wales] that a school F4... should be vested in the authority as trustees shall be treated for [F5for the purposes of sections [F628 and 31 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998] [F641 and 44 of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013] as an intention to establish a new community school, community special school or maintained nursery school [F7(so that proposals for that purpose shall be published as required by those sections); and Schedule 6 to that Act (statutory proposals concerning schools in Wales] [F7and sections 48 to 55 of, and Schedule 3 to, that Act (school organisation proposals] : procedure and implementation) shall apply accordingly.]

(3)Any school which in accordance with subsection [F8 (1A) or] (2) is vested in a [F1local authority] as trustees shall be [F9a community school]. [F10, a community special school or a maintained nursery school.]

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F9Words in s. 529(3) substituted (1.9.1999) by 1998 c. 31, s. 140(1), Sch. 30 para. 145(b) (with ss. 138(9), 144(6)); S.I. 1999/2323, art. 2(1), Sch. 1.

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