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Education Act 1997

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2For subsections (8) and (9) of section 2 of the 1996 Act (functions of Chief Inspector for England) there shall be substituted—

(8)For the purposes of the exercise of any function conferred by or under this section the Chief Inspector for England shall have at all reasonable times, in relation to any school in England—

(a)a right of entry to the premises of the school; and

(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 requires for those purposes.

(9)It shall be an offence wilfully to obstruct the Chief Inspector for England—

(a)in the exercise of his functions in relation to the inspection of a school for the purposes of subsection (2)(b); or

(b)in the exercise of any right under subsection (8) for the purposes of the exercise of any other function.

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