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School Standards and Framework Act 1998

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41Responsibility for fixing dates of terms and holidays and times of sessions

(1)In the case of a community, voluntary controlled or community special school—

(a)the local education authority shall determine the dates when the school terms and holidays are to begin and end; and

(b)the governing body shall determine the times of the school sessions.

(2)In the case of a foundation, voluntary aided or foundation special school the governing body shall determine—

(a)the dates and times when the school terms and holidays are to begin and end, and

(b)the times of the school sessions.

(3)Regulations may make provision—

(a)as to the procedure to be followed where the governing body of a school within subsection (1) propose to make any change in the times of the school sessions;

(b)as to the implementation of any such proposal;

(c)for enabling the local education authority to determine, for any purposes of the regulations, whether any person is to be treated as a parent of a registered pupil at the school;

(d)that for all or any prescribed purposes of the regulations references to parents are to be read as excluding those who are not individuals.

(4)In this section “the times of the school sessions” means the times at which each of the school sessions (or, if there is only one, the school session) is to begin and end on any day.

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