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Special Educational Needs And Disability Act 2001

Section 9: Duty to specify named school

64.This section amends the EA by inserting a new section 324(4A) to allow an LEA not to name a particular school in a child's statement of SEN where the child's parents have made suitable arrangements (typically by paying for a place at an independent school). It avoids, in those circumstances, the LEA naming a school in the child's statement and having to keep open a place for him at that school, where they know that the child will not be attending that school, potentially allowing that place to be taken up by another child.

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