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Education Act 2002

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(1)The registration authority may remove a school from the register if—

(a)there is a material change in relation to the school, and

(b)the change has not been approved under this section or section 167.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1), “material change”, in relation to a school, means—

(a)a change of proprietor,

(b)a change of address, or

(c)a change to the school in respect of any of the matters referred to in section 160(2)(a) to (e).

(3)Applications for approval under this section must be made in writing and, in the case of approval of a change of proprietor, must be made by the proposed new proprietor.

(4)Where an application for approval is made under this section, the registration authority may require the Chief Inspector to—

(a)inspect the school, and

(b)report to the authority on the extent to which, if the change is made, any relevant standard is likely to continue to be met in relation to the school.

(5)In subsection (4), “relevant standard” means any of the independent schools standards specified by the authority for the purposes of that subsection.

(6)The registration authority shall, where an application for approval is made under this section—

(a)approve the change, if the condition in subsection (7) is satisfied, and

(b)in any other case, refuse to approve it.

(7)The condition in this subsection is that the authority is satisfied that, taking into account—

(a)any report under subsection (4), and

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

those standards will continue to be met in relation to the school.

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