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Education and Inspections Act 2006

Section 19: Publication of proposals for alteration of school

96.Subsections (1) and (3) provide that where a local education authority or the governing body of a maintained school propose to make a prescribed alteration to a maintained school, and the proposals are ones that these bodies respectively may make, they must publish statutory proposals to do so.

97.Subsection (2) defines the alterations that may be proposed by a local education authority as -

  • in the case of community schools, community special schools or maintained nursery schools, those that are prescribed in regulations;

  • in the case of foundation schools or voluntary schools, an enlargement of the premises, an increase in the number of pupils in any relevant age group, the establishment or discontinuance of special educational needs provision, or the establishment of provision suitable for pupils over compulsory school age; and

  • in the case of foundation special schools, an enlargement of the premises, an increase in the number of pupils for whom the school is organised to make provision, or a change in the type of special educational needs for which the school is organised to make provision.

98.Subsection (3) provides that where the governing body of a maintained school propose to make a prescribed alteration to a school, they must publish proposals under this section, and that in the case of a community school, a community special school or a maintained nursery school, the prescribed alteration must be designated by regulations under this subsection as capable of being proposed by the governing body.

99.Subsection (4) provides that if the governing body of a voluntary aided school are unable or unwilling to continue their capital contribution to the school, they must publish proposals to become either a voluntary controlled school or a foundation school, as they shall determine. (This re-enacts the provisions of paragraph 3 of Schedule 8 to the 1998 Act.).

100.Subsection (5) provides for the section to have effect subject to section 20.

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