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Education Act 2005

Section 4: Powers of entry etc. for purposes of section 2

29.This section re-enacts section 2(8) to (10) of SIA 1996, updating some of the terms used but without any changes to the effect of the provisions in that section. It gives the Chief Inspector rights of entry to any school in England, and to other premises related to the education of pupils, to undertake the duties placed on him under section 2. It includes the right to inspect and take copies of relevant documentation. Under subsection (3) it is an offence intentionally to obstruct the Chief Inspector in carrying out his duties. Subsection (4) specifies the penalty for this offence.

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