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Education Act 1997

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31(1)Section 411 of that Act (duty to comply with parental preferences) shall be amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (2), after “Subject to subsection (3)” there shall be inserted “, section 411A (pupils excluded from two or more schools), section 413B(3) (home-school partnership documents)”.

(3)In subsection (8), for “this section” substitute “this Chapter (apart from sections 431 to 433)”.

(4)After that subsection insert—

(9)Where the arrangements for the admission of pupils to a school provide for all pupils admitted to the school to be selected by reference to ability or aptitude, those arrangements shall be taken for the purposes of this Chapter to be wholly based on selection by reference to ability or aptitude, whether or not they also provide for the use of additional criteria in circumstances where the number of children in a relevant age group who are assessed to be of the requisite ability or aptitude is greater than the number of pupils which it is intended to admit to the school in that age group.

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