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Education Act 2002

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Registration procedure

160Applications for registration

(1)An application to enter an independent school in the register must—

(a)contain the prescribed information, and

(b)be made to the registration authority by the proprietor of the school in the prescribed manner.

(2)The information prescribed under subsection (1)(a) shall include information as to the following matters relating to the school—

(a)the age range of pupils;

(b)the maximum number of pupils;

(c)whether the school is for male or female pupils or both;

(d)whether the school provides accommodation for pupils;

(e)whether the school admits pupils with special educational needs.

(3)Where the proprietor of an independent school makes an application to the registration authority under this section, the authority shall notify the Chief Inspector.

(4)The Chief Inspector shall then inspect the school and report to the registration authority on the extent to which the independent school standards are met, and are likely to continue to be met, in relation to the school.

161Determination of applications for registration

(1)Where a school has been inspected under section 160, the registration authority shall, taking into account—

(a)the report of the Chief Inspector under that section, and

(b)any other evidence relating to the independent school standards,

determine whether those standards are met, and are likely to continue to be met, in relation to the school.

(2)The registration authority shall notify the proprietor of a school of any determination made by the authority under this section in relation to the school.

(3)If the registration authority determines under this section that the independent school standards are met, and are likely to continue to be met, in relation to a school, the authority shall enter the school in the register.

(4)An entry in the register for a school shall include —

(a)the name and address of the school,

(b)the name of the proprietor of the school, and

(c)the information supplied pursuant to section 160(2)(a) to (e).

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