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Education and Inspections Act 2006

Section 163: Provision of advice by adjudicator

646.This section amends section 25 of the 1998 Act. New subsection (3A) requires an adjudicator to provide, on request by the Secretary of State, advice on such matters relating to the admission of pupils to relevant schools as may be specified by the Secretary of State. New subsection (3B) allows the adjudicator to request information from the admission authorities of community, foundation or voluntary schools and the proprietors of other relevant schools so as to enable the adjudicator to comply with the Secretary of State’s request under subsection (3A). New subsection (3C) requires those from whom the adjudicator requests information under subsection (3B) to provide that information.

647.New subsection (3D) defines relevant schools for the purpose of subsections (3A) and 3(B) as schools falling within section 5(2)(a) to (f) of EA 2005 (that is, community, foundation and voluntary schools, community and foundation special schools, maintained nursery schools, Academies, city technology colleges and city colleges for the technology of the arts).

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