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Education and Inspections Act 2006

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1Duties in relation to high standards and the fulfilment of potential

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For section 13A of EA 1996 substitute—

13ADuty to promote high standards and the fulfilment of potential

(1)A local education authority shall ensure that their functions relating to the provision of education to which this section applies are (so far as they are capable of being so exercised) exercised by the authority with a view to—

(a)promoting high standards,

(b)in the case of a local education authority in England, ensuring fair access to educational opportunity, and

(c)promoting the fulfilment by every child concerned of his educational potential.

(2)This section applies to education for—

(a)children of compulsory school age (whether at school or otherwise); and

(b)children under or over that age who are registered as pupils at schools maintained by the authority,

and in subsection (1) “functions” means functions of whatever nature.

(3)In this section “child” means a person under the age of 20.

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