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(1)The Chief Inspector for England may cause any school in England to be inspected by one or more of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools in England (in this section referred to as “Inspectors).
(2)Where an inspection of a school in England is being conducted by a registered inspector under section 10 of this Act, the Chief Inspector for England may arrange for that inspection to be monitored by one or more Inspectors.
(3)Any Inspector inspecting a school, or monitoring an inspection, under this section shall have at all reasonable times—
(a)a right of entry to the premises of the school; F1. . .
[F2(aa)a right of entry to any other premises on which, by virtue of arrangements made by the school, any pupils who—
(i)are registered at the school, and
(ii)have attained the age of 15, or will attain that age in the current school year, but have not ceased to be of compulsory school age,
are receiving part of their education from any person (“the provider”);
(ab)a right of entry to any premises of the provider used in connection with the provision by him of that education;]
(b)a right to inspect, and take copies of, any records kept by the school, and any other documents containing information relating to the school, which he considers relevant to the discharge of his functions [F3and]
[F4(c)a right to inspect and take copies of—
(i)any records kept by the provider relating to the provision of education for pupils registered at the school, and
(ii)any other documents containing information relating to the provision of such education by the provider,
which the Inspector considers relevant to the discharge of his functions.]
(4)It shall be an offence wilfully to obstruct any Inspector in the exercise of any of his functions under this section.
(5)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (4) shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.
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