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  • specified purposes Appointed Day(s) by S.I. 2010/302 art. 2 (Day appointed for purposes of s. 85(5))
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10 Establishment of education action zones.E+W

(1)If the Secretary of State considers that it is expedient to do so with a view to improving standards in the provision of education at any particular [F1eligible schools] , he may by order provide for those schools to constitute collectively an education action zone for the purposes of this Chapter.

[F2(1A)For the purposes of subsection (1) “eligible school” means—

(a)a maintained school;

(b)a nursery school;

(c)a pupil referral unit; or

(d)an independent school.]

(2)An education action zone shall be established in the first instance for three years; but the Secretary of State may, by an order made before the end of that period, provide for the zone to continue in existence for a further two years.

[F3At any time when an education action zone is in existence, the Secretary of State may by order vary the order establishing the zone by adding to the schools for the time being included in that order—

(a)any school in relation to which section 15 applies by virtue of subsection (1), (4) or (6) of that section; or

(b)with a view to enabling it to achieve improving standards in the provision of education once it becomes a maintained school, any new school which has a temporary governing body.]

(4)No order shall be made by the Secretary of State under subsection (1) [F4or (2)] except on an application made for the purpose with the consent of the governing body of every school which it is proposed should be a participating school.

(5)Any school which ceases to be a participating school by virtue of subsection (2) may nevertheless be included in a further order under subsection (1).

(6)In this Chapter—

[F5(a)references to a governing body—

(i)in relation to an independent school (other than an Academy, city technology college or city college for the technology of the arts), are to the proprietor of the school, and

(ii)in relation to a new school, include the temporary governing body of the school;

(b)participating school”, in relation to an education action zone, means one of the schools that—

(i)for the time being is included in the order under subsection (1), or

(ii)has been added to the zone by virtue of section 11B,

other than a school that has been removed from the zone in accordance with section 11C;

(c)pupil referral unit” has the same meaning as in section 19 of the Education Act 1996 (c. 56);

(d)new school” has the meaning given in section 72(3).]

[F6In this section “new school” has the meaning given by section 72(3).]

(8)Unless the Secretary of State by order otherwise provides, nothing in this Chapter applies in relation to Wales.

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F1Words in s. 10(1) substituted (1.10.2002 for E. otherwise prosp.) by Education Act 2002 (c. 32), ss. 187, 216, Sch. 15 para. 2(1) (with ss. 210(8), 214(4)); S.I. 2002/2439, art. 3 (with Sch.)

F2S. 10(1A) inserted (1.10.2002 for E. (except for the purposes of inserting s. 10(1A)(b)) and otherwise prosp.) by Education Act 2002 (c. 32), ss. 187, 216, Sch. 15 para. 2(2) (with ss. 210(8), 214(4)); S.I. 2002/2439, art. 3 (with Sch.)

F4Words in s. 10(4) substituted (1.10.2002 for E otherwise prosp.) by Education Act 2002 (c. 32), ss. 187, 216, Sch. 15 para. 2(4) (with ss. 210(8), 214(4)); S.I. 2002/2439, art. 3 (with Sch.)

F5S. 10(6)(a)-(d) substituted for s. 10(6)(a)(b) (1.10.2002 for E. otherwise prosp.) by Education Act 2002 (c. 32), ss. 187, 216, Sch. 15 para. 2(5) (with ss. 210(8), 214(4)); S.I. 2002/2439, art. 3 (with Sch.)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1s. 10(1) modified (temp.) (4.8.1998) by S.I. 1998/1878, reg. 2

C2S. 10(6)(a)(i) modified (temp.) (1.10.2002 for E. otherwise prosp.) by Education Act 2002 (c. 32), ss. 187, 216, Sch. 15 para. 8(3) (with ss. 210(8), 214(4)); S.I. 2002/2439, art. 3 (with Sch.)

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