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Education and Inspections Act 2006

Section 44: Prohibition on interviews

210.This section applies to both England and Wales and inserts section 88A after section 88 of the 1998 Act to prohibit interviewing as part of the admission process in any maintained school.

211.Subsection (2) disapplies subsection (1) in relation to interviews which are intended to assess suitability for a boarding place at a school with boarding accommodation.

212.Subsection (3) makes it clear that this section does not prevent schools with permissible selective admission arrangements from conducting assessments to ascertain an applicant’s aptitude.

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