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Part IVU.K. Maintained schools and other educational institutions

England and WalesU.K.

[F152U.K.The governing body of—

(a)a maintained school, as defined by section 20(7) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, or

(b)a maintained nursery school, as defined by section 22(9) of that Act.]

Textual Amendments

F1Sch. 1 para. 52 substituted (1.9.2003 except in relation to W. and otherwise 31.10.2005) by Education Act 2002 (c. 32), ss. 215(1), 216, Sch. 21 para. 127 (with ss. 210(8), 214(4)); S.I. 2003/1667, art. 4; S.I. 2005/2910, art. 4, Sch.

[F252A(1)The proprietor of an Academy, in respect of information held for the purposes of the proprietor's functions under Academy arrangements.U.K.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1)—

  • Academy arrangements” has the meaning given by section 1 of the Academies Act 2010;

  • proprietor” has the meaning given by section 579(1) of the Education Act 1996.]

Textual Amendments

F2Sch. 1 para. 52A inserted (1.9.2010 for certain purposes and 1.1.2011 otherwise) by Academies Act 2010 (c. 32), ss. 14, 19(2), Sch. 2 para. 10; S.I. 2010/1937, arts. 3, 4, Schs. 2, 3 (with transitional provisions in arts. 5, 6)

53(1)The governing body of—U.K.

(a)an institution within the further education sector,

[F3(aa)a registered higher education provider of a description prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State for the purposes of section 39(1) of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017,]

(b)a university receiving financial support under section 65 of the M1Further and Higher Education Act 1992,

(c)an institution [F4in Wales] conducted by a higher education corporation,

(d)a designated institution for the purposes of Part II of the M2Further and Higher Education Act 1992 as defined by section 72(3) of that Act, or

(e)any college, school, hall or other institution of [F5a registered higher education provider which falls within paragraph (aa) or] a university which falls within paragraph (b).

(2)In sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)governing body” is to be interpreted in accordance with subsection (1) of section 90 of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 but without regard to subsection (2) of that section,

[F6(aa)“registered higher education provider” has the meaning given by section 3(10) of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017,]

(b)in paragraph (a), the reference to an institution within the further education sector is to be construed in accordance with section 91(3) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992,

(c)in paragraph (c), [F7the reference to an institution in Wales is to be construed in accordance with section 62(7) of that Act, ]higher education corporation” has the meaning given by section 90(1) of that Act, and

(d)in paragraph (e) “college” includes any institution in the nature of a college.

Textual Amendments

F3Sch. 1 Pt. 4 para. 53(1)(aa) inserted (1.8.2019) by Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (c. 29), Sch. 11 para. 29(2)(a); S.I. 2018/1226, reg. 4(p)

F4Words in Sch. 1 Pt. 4 para. 53(1)(c) inserted (1.8.2019) by Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (c. 29), Sch. 11 para. 29(2)(b); S.I. 2018/1226, reg. 4(p)

F5Words in Sch. 1 Pt. 4 para. 53(1)(e) inserted (1.8.2019) by Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (c. 29), Sch. 11 para. 29(2)(c); S.I. 2018/1226, reg. 4(p)

F6Sch. 1 Pt. 4 para. 53(2)(aa) inserted (1.8.2019) by Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (c. 29), Sch. 11 para. 29(3)(a); S.I. 2018/1226, reg. 4(p)

F7Words in Sch. 1 Pt. 4 para. 53(2)(c) inserted (1.8.2019) by Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (c. 29), Sch. 11 para. 29(3)(b); S.I. 2018/1226, reg. 4(p)

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Northern IrelandU.K.

54(1)The managers of—U.K.

(a)a controlled school, voluntary school or grant-maintained integrated school within the meaning of Article 2(2) of the M3Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986, or

(b)a pupil referral unit as defined by Article 87(1) of the M4Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) “managers” has the meaning given by Article 2(2) of the M5Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986.

55(1)The governing body of—U.K.

(a)a university receiving financial support under Article 30 of the M6Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1993,

(b)a college of education F8. . . or in respect of which grants are paid under Article 66(2) or (3) of the M7Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986, or

(c)an institution of further education within the meaning of the M8Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) “governing body” has the meaning given by Article 30(3) of the M9Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1993.

Textual Amendments

F8Words in Sch. 1 para. 55(1)(b) repealed (N.I.) (1.10.2005 or such later date as the Department may by order appoint) by The Colleges of Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/1963 (N.I. 13)), arts. 1(3), 2(2), 14, Sch. 3 para. 4, Sch. 4

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56U.K.Any person providing further education to whom grants, loans or other payments are made under Article 5(1)(b) of the M10Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997.

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