17Statement to be prepared by proprietor of school
(1)Where there is sent to the proprietor of a school other than a maintained school a report of a section 5 inspection in which the Chief Inspector states—
(a)that he is of the opinion that special measures are required to be taken in relation to the school, or
(b)that he is of the opinion that the school requires significant improvement,
the proprietor of the school must prepare a written statement of the action which he proposes to take in the light of the report and the period within which he proposes to take it.
(2)It is the duty of the proprietor of the school to prepare the statement within the period allowed by this subsection, that is—
(a)such period as may be prescribed, or
(i)the report states that the Chief Inspector is of the opinion that special measures are required to be taken in relation to the school, and
(ii)the Secretary of State is of the opinion that the urgency of the case requires a shorter period,
such shorter period as the Secretary of State may direct;
but this subsection does not relieve the proprietor of the school of any duty to prepare a statement which has not been performed within that period.
(3)Where such a statement has been prepared by the proprietor of the school, he must, before the end of the prescribed period, send copies of it—
(a)to the Chief Inspector, and
(b)in such circumstances as may be prescribed, to such other persons (if any) as may be prescribed.
(4)In the case of a special school which is not a community or foundation special school, the proprietor of the school must, before the end of the prescribed period, send a copy of any such statement prepared by him to any local education authority that are paying fees in respect of the attendance of a registered pupil at the school.